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The Royal Terrace Gardens (Rock Walk)

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The Royal Terrace Gardens (Rock Walk)

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ChuckaSY wrote a review Oct 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom504 contributions72 helpful votes
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Quite a number of steps to climb so if you are up for the challenge, the views at the top are worth it. Beautiful at night with the lights, so worth a visit both day and night.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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MarkMahoney wrote a review Sep 2020
Aldershot, United Kingdom1,471 contributions789 helpful votes
Fabulous area above torquay great walk and views. Lovely flowers and butterflys. Also nice at night when lit up.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Andrew wrote a review Aug 2020
Welwyn, United Kingdom1,382 contributions624 helpful votes
Ok, there are lots of steps. It's little bit of work but it is definitely worth the effort. It was so good that we did it on 2 different occasions. I think the best time to visit is around sunset. The, steps are lit in the blue lighting adding to the atmosphere. As the sun sets, you get the orange in the sky. From the top, the night view is lovely and relaxing. Seats are available at the top if you want to take a break before walking back down again. It's a great way to walk off dinner. Well worth a visit. Recommended. On the times we visited, because it is the evening, there were always parking spaces but remember to bring change as you still have to pay.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ste Mac wrote a review Feb 2020
Torquay, United Kingdom33 contributions
These Royal Terrace Gardens are amply stacked full of Mediterranean plants that over look the Marina towards Torre Abbey Sands If your feeling rather fit you may chose to climb up the 100's of Blue slightly elevated illuminated steps towards the top of the viewing platforms giving you outstanding views of the whole of Torbay harbour
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Thomas M wrote a review Jan 2020
Exeter, England, United Kingdom145 contributions100 helpful votes
The rock gardens had a major refurbishment a few years ago, including the installation of steps direct from the promenade to the top of the cliff. This must have been very expensive, and the existing access at the east end between the Palms amusement arcade and the Fleet Walk car park is unsigned and looks like a blind alley from the road! The east and west accesses are far less strenuous than the new steps too. Explored the walk for the first time today, the cliffs are just a mass of brambles, no doubt Torbay Council can't afford to maintain it, the Torbay Council that is too small to function economically to function as a unitary, Exeter had a close escape there! There are great views from the top path, which are well worth the visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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