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  Welcome to Torquay

  Monday, July 25, 2016

Torquay- The city known as retirement

Torquay is located around the Torquay coast, in the south city, it's a municipality in southern England and according to the latest records places the total population of 62.963 inhabitants. Its beaches have a reputation for water quality and tourism infrastructure, which has been the recipient of several European awards because the main industry is tourism. Devon is the nickname for mentioning this area of the English Riviera. As curiosities, this is where author Agatha Christie lived most of his life and also it has a large number of European students traveling there to learn English.


The truth is that Torquay has a reputation as a city retreat and is mostly visited for its beaches. Some of them have recently been awarded, we recommend you visit Maidencombe Beach, Watcombe Beach and Oddicombe Beach although the tourist office or info page will also mention other beaches, most of them were awarded. A special and very natural place is Cockington, it is a beautiful place that has a good restaurant really is a 17th century mansion! In the restaurant every day exhibits and hands-on activities are performed. Cockington 460 also has park areas, if you do not worry because dogs are allowed. Kents Cavern, a tour inside the cave with a guide, it is usually enjoyable because the guides are very extroverted and make entertaining visit is made. To visit you'll have to get entry. Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, is an interesting museum and a very nice place to visit, the building has been restored and put to good use. If you need it there will be audio-guides that will tell the story of Torquay, Abbey. Bygones is an absolute blast, this fantastic place is built on 3 levels, it is simply a history lesson. Reconstructions of houses, shops, old clothes, lifestyle, can go here a thousand times and still not see everything. It's totally worth a visit. Torquay Museum, Devon exposure was excellent, the farm and the exhibition of Agatha Christie usually like especially, but if you're a fan of the television series. . If you have never seen the series in the souvenir shop you can find books. In one of the upper floors there is an exhibition of Miss Marple. There is a coffee and ample parking within walking distance.


Torquay is a seaside city, the nightlife is well represented with its bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Harvey Nichols, is one of the pubs and you have to pay to get inside. Seamus O 'Donnells Torquay, situated 28 Victoria Parade. It is the best in Torquay. The staff is very friendly. It is on the coast and at night have a lovely view. A different plan you'll like if you regularly drink wine is to visit the wine shop, Beacon Terrace in July, is a small wine bar. Has fabulous views, the staff is friendly, the decor is classic and especially has an excellent wine.


Grand Flea Market, a market placed in Torquay Town Hall. One of the wonders that small towns or villages are the markets in the streets, because they always have something for everyone and reasonably priced, the owners are very friendly, worth a visit. There is always dedicated specialty stores selling the products known in the area and to cater to tourists with a special dedication. Truffles Church of St Mary is one of them, a chocolate shop that sells delicious truffles. This shop is usually among the recommendations for anyone living there and for tourists.


Time zone: GMT (UTC±00:00)


The climate is warm and temperate in Torquay. Precipitation appear throughout the year so divided. Even the driest month still has a lot of rain. The average annual temperature in Torquay is 9.8 ° C. There are about 881 mm rainfall.

Public transportation

Best to get there is by train or bus. Getting to Torquay by bus is really easy. We recommend using National Express Coaches, who operate regular direct coaches to Torquay. Coaches leave from the Victoria Coach Station in central London and Heathrow Central Bus Station - arriving at Torquay coach station. Your host family will meet you at the coach station in Torquay.

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