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The Royal Terrace Gardens (Rock Walk)

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Nice lit up blue at night

I hadn't really thought of the Rock Walk as an attraction until I saw it on here. For me, it was... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
violet339
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London, United Kingdom
A nice relaxing walk

A nice walk away from the sea front. Interesting plants along the path. Benches every now and... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2019
lyndaella
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Liverpool
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

A nice walk away from the sea front. Interesting plants along the path. Benches every now and then to have a rest. The only downside is the constantly moving traffic in front especially at the weekend, but a favourite of ours.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

Great walk up and beautiful plants and foliage along with amazing colours. Benches at half way up to sit and watch the world go by.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dixa V
Reviewed June 10, 2019

We visited here around 21:10 at night, and it still wasn't quite dark then. We parked at the bottom, where there is pay and display parking, which to be honest didn't cost much. The steps were already lit up a nice blue colour and we...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

I thought it was going to be more difficult but it was really easy to go up the stairs. The view is amazing and the gardens are well looked after. It is worth the walk!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 230vivip
Reviewed January 29, 2019

If you want to walk back along the sea front in Torquay, why not opt one way through the Royal Terrace Gardens, opposite. The gardens are a feast for the eyes and are beautifully kept. There is seating and interesting things along the way and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

it's SO much better than it was a few years ago and beautifully kept. great for photos and very pretty with the lit up steps and wonderful plants.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank diana b
Reviewed September 24, 2018

When we did the walk it was raining and cold but great views from the top loved torquay just a pity the weather wasn’t better for our stay only one day of sun

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

I hadn't really thought of the Rock Walk as an attraction until I saw it on here. For me, it was more a necessity as I was staying in an Airbnb at the top. But now that I think about it, it is pretty nice,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank violet339
Reviewed June 24, 2018

A lot of money spent on the Rock Walk and now it has matured, with the vegetation now covering the exposed rock during the work, it is back to a very attractive climb up and what a view from the top across Torbay - well...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

I frequently take the 184 steps up through the Terrace Gardens. There are good stopping places to pause and admire the view and one's progress. The prevailing air you are breathing was in mid-Atlantic yesterday. The gardens are left fairly wild which is great for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Carolyn M
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Paul E | Reviewed this property |
at the mo a stairs way from top to bottom is otherwise nothing sadly
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tonycanon
June 8, 2016|
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Response from grumpypete2014 | Reviewed this property |
The upper path (Rock Walk) can be seen on Google Earth stretching about half a mile in an easterly direction from a point about 25 metres to the East of the entrance of Shedden Hill Car Park (in Shedden Hlii Road). At its... More
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Kristiina J
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Response from MAKANMAKAN | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's completely free just a stiff climb. The down side is there is no wheel chair access because there are stairs at periods.
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