A selection of local attractions
As one of the most beloved seaside resorts in the South West, Torquay has a wide selection of local attractions to entertain every member of the family. Known for our beaches and holding on to the nickname, ‘The English Riviera’, we can guarantee you’ll find loads of things to do in Torquay right here.
Take a journey up on to the cliffs with the Babbacombe Railway. Built in 1926, it offers sea views like no other and reaches an impressive 700ft. If you’re looking for things to do in Torquay when it’s raining, Torquay Museum dates back to Victorian times and offers a host of exhibits detailing local history. Entertain everyone in the family with a trip to the Babbacombe Model Village where you’ll discover 413 miniature buildings spread over 4 acres of stunning gardens. Or, take a stroll through Cockington Country Park where you can drink in the beauty of the expansive woodlands, lakes and formal gardens.
For things to do in Torquay in the evening, consider heading down towards the town centre or harbour, for a bite to eat, you will find an array of restaurants, curry houses, Chinese, Italian, fish and chips, burger houses, and the hole in the wall pub with restaurant ( the oldest pub in Torquay ) and many more.
There are many different Torquay indoor activities to delight and entertain everyone. Consider booking a trip to the Princess Theatre to discover Today’s scenic charm. Or, for something different, Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s most unique Stone Age caves with an extensive labyrinth and accessible caverns.
Click through to discover more about some of our most popular attractions below.