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Ranked #1 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Scenic Railroads; Boat Tours; Bodies of Water
Owner description: The award winning Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company!...Dartmouth Steam Railway steam trains travel seven miles... more » Owner description: The award winning Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company!...Dartmouth Steam Railway steam trains travel seven miles along the most spectacular South Devon coast down into the Dart Valley and to the village of Kingswear which sits proudly opposite the Port of Dartmouth. Dartmouth River Boats operate on the stunning river Dart offering daily services to the historic town of Totnes and to the picturesque village of Dittisham. Harbour Cruises operate daily from Dartmouth. There are also wonderful adventures by sea from Torquay, Brixham & Salcombe to enjoy. We are unique in offering combined steam railway, bus and boat excursions for days out in Devon. The Round Robin is an award-winning full day out - a steam train journey, ferry crossing, river cruise and bus ride - a great full day out!In addition, we operate the last remaining coal fired paddle steamer in the UK - the beautiful 'Kingswear Castle'.Plus lots of other fantastic excursions and combinations! « less
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Ranked #2 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Imagine you are looking for an evening’s entertainment that will conjure up a fanciful cornucopia of magical visions. You... more » Owner description: Imagine you are looking for an evening’s entertainment that will conjure up a fanciful cornucopia of magical visions. You want to enjoy side- splitting comedy, mind blowing illusions, powerful vocalist singing dynamic songs and dreamlike dancers enchanting you with their grace. Step in to the ‘Land Of Make Believe’, where fantasy becomes a reality! The all new family show for 2014, ‘Fantasy’ embraces the true essence of variety in all its guises at the Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay.A valuable asset to the English Riviera for over seventy years, the Babbacombe Theatre is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly acclaimed variety shows, throughout the year. 2014 is no exception. Experience the narratives found in West End and Broadway hit musicals, sound bites from Oscar winning movie soundtracks and Grammy Award winning pop songs, whilst being confused by the mystical talents of an award winning illusionist. Also enjoy original comedic material interspersed with the humorous tales from iconic comedy classics.‘Fantasy’, is a story created by Producer & Director, Colin Matthews, it has been devised with one intention only…. and that is to ENTERTAIN YOU!Fantasy has weekly performances every Tuesday & Wednesday from Feb-22nd October at 8.15pm.The theatre has – · Access for the disabled with a disabled toilet· Wheelchair spaces · Loop System.For details on all the shows programmed at the venue, including Fantasy please refer to the website, or contact the box office. « less
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Brixham Harbour (Brixham)
Ranked #3 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Bodies of Water

In spite of its picturesque ‘pretty as a postcard’ feel, the historic port of Brixham is still one of the busiest commercial fishing ports in England. Every day dozens of trawlers... more »

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Shoalstone Pool (Brixham)
Ranked #4 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
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Ranked #5 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #6 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos
Owner description: Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a conservation and education charity located in South Devon. With around two thousand... more » Owner description: Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is a conservation and education charity located in South Devon. With around two thousand animals, we have more species than anyone else in the South West. These include: crocodiles, snakes, lions, tigers, giraffes, elephant, rhinos, lemurs, meerkats, orang utans...The list is endless! We also have indoor play areas, the Jungle Express train and a lakeside restaurant. If you wish, we also offer special feeding experiences with certain animals, e.G. Meerkats, giraffes, giant tortoises, etc. Paignton Zoo is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums. « less
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Kents Cavern (Torquay)
Ranked #7 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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Little Theatre (Torquay)
Ranked #8 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #9 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: Cared for by local charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust Cockington Country Park surrounds the picture postcard... more » Owner description: Cared for by local charity Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust Cockington Country Park surrounds the picture postcard Cockington Village which lies just off the seafront near Torquay. The Park features beautiful formal gardens, lakes and woodlands which can be enjoyed via a network of paths. There is a Visitor Centre in the village staffed by local volunteers. Trust members can park for free in the Trust's car park, details on the website. As well as the village itself visitors can also visit Cockington Court a newly renovated craft centre in the centre of the park or make a day of it by combining it with a visit to Occombe Farm. « less
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Ranked #10 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction. Representing British life and culture over the... more » Owner description: Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay's most popular and visited attraction. Representing British life and culture over the last five decades all in miniature. Animated scenes, along with touches of very English humour bring it all to life. Taking you on a fun, informative and nostalgic trip through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to present day, it has appeal for all ages. Famous for its lovely setting in 4 acres of award-winning gardens that are a delight to experience all year round. « less
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Torre Abbey (Torquay)
Ranked #11 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; History Museums; Architectural Buildings
Owner description: Since its foundation in 1196, Torre Abbey has witnessed, survived and even played a role in some epic moments of history. It... more » Owner description: Since its foundation in 1196, Torre Abbey has witnessed, survived and even played a role in some epic moments of history. It is one of the best buildings in the country to tell the story of 800 years of Catholicism between 1196 and 1930. A clever mix of authentic artefacts with hi-tech interpretation. From talking portraits and statues to interactive displays and one of the largest fine art collections in the South West, there really is something for everyone. Follow the garden trails or pick up a family guide or Experts' Choice to discover many hidden mysteries. With a wealth of exotic plants, the gardens are a tranquil haven of beauty and pleasure and the perfect setting in which to relax, stroll or picnic. Children can explore the garden and bring the Abbey to life using our special discovery backpacks. Browse our shop stocked with a range of souvenirs, gifts and books or sit down and enjoy a selection of drinks, snacks and light meals in the tearooms. The house, Spanish Barn and Palm House are licensed for civil weddings, partnership ceremonies and christenings. Torre Abbey can also cater for functions, corporate hospitality or training events. A varied programme of events takes place at Torre Abbey throughout the year. Tours of the house are available out of hours to groups of 30 or more. Following the recent restoration project, the Abbey now boasts a new educational suite which provides opportunities for students of all ages to get involved and explore the Abbey's history. « less
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Goodrington Sands (Paignton)
Ranked #12 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
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Babbacombe (Torquay)
Ranked #13 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Neighborhoods
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Bygones (Torquay)
Ranked #14 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Museums
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Paignton Geopark (Paignton)
Ranked #15 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Playgrounds
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Inner Harbour (Torquay)
Ranked #16 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Bodies of Water
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Big wheel (Torquay)
Ranked #17 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
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Ranked #18 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Trails
Owner description: Discover more about this popular and intriguing writer by following this one-mile trail that leads to places she knew and... more » Owner description: Discover more about this popular and intriguing writer by following this one-mile trail that leads to places she knew and loved: along the busy harbor and stretching along the palm-lined seafront and promenades. « less
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Palace Theatre (Paignton)
Ranked #19 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Theaters
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Cayman Golf (Brixham)
Ranked #20 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #21 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
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Ranked #22 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #23 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Geologic Formations; Historic Sites
Owner description: This is England's first natural World Heritage site and covers 95 miles from East Devon to Dorset. Information on visitors... more » Owner description: This is England's first natural World Heritage site and covers 95 miles from East Devon to Dorset. Information on visitors centres can be found on the website. « less
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Ranked #24 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: History Museums
Owner description: Brixham Heritage Museum was delighted to be a joint winner of the Family Friendly Museum Award in 2013,despite nationwide... more » Owner description: Brixham Heritage Museum was delighted to be a joint winner of the Family Friendly Museum Award in 2013,despite nationwide competition. Each family is greeted with a choice of activities which are suitable for a variety of ages, and there are 'special days' both within and outside our "Tardis". Inside the Museum there are opportunities to dig and become an archaeologist, no matter how young, and many other "hands-on" experiences are found on both floor levels.For all visitors there are a variety of displays from the prehistoric to the 1950s, with particular emphasis on the maritime industry of the area.We also offer Family History Research for both members and non-members of the Museum and there are regular talks and social activities. « less
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Meadfoot Beach (Torquay)
Ranked #25 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Small stretch of shingle beach overlooking Torbay. Great for rock pooling. Good public toilets (open in Summer). Great... more » Owner description: Small stretch of shingle beach overlooking Torbay. Great for rock pooling. Good public toilets (open in Summer). Great friendly cafe. Access to cliff top walks. Back drop of the Osborne , a crescent georgian hotel. Parking available for beach on road and in small carpark. « less
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Ranked #26 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Game/ Entertainment Centers
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Ranked #27 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Gardens; Shops; Parks; Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings

A visit to Cockington Court can be a free day out. Sited about a mile from Torquays sea front and accessible by Car, Bus,Cycle and walking (note Coaches are not allowed in the... more »

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Ranked #28 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
WW11 Coastal Battery.Museum and Grounds Free Entry open Monday Friday and Sunday afternoons 2-4pm
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Living Coasts (Torquay)
Ranked #29 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #30 of 61 attractions in English Riviera
Category: Theaters
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