Attractions

Top Choice Zoo in Torquay

Paignton Zoo

A conservation charity runs this innovative, 32-hectare zoo, where spacious enclosures recreate habitats as varied as savannah, wetland, tropical forest and desert. Highlights include the orangutan island, a vast gl…
Top Choice Tunnel in Torquay

Kents Cavern

Expect stalactites to drip water on your head and temperatures to dip to 14°C in these atmospheric caves. Hour-long guided tours lead through a maze of uneven rusty-red tunnels linking rock galleries, arcades and ch…
Top Choice Zoo in Torquay

Living Coasts

Clinging to the cliffs beside Torquay Harbour, the open-plan Living Coasts aviary brings you close to exotic birds. The immense enclosure features a series of underwater viewing tunnels and mocked-up microhabitats t…
Top Choice Museum in Torquay

Babbacombe Model Village

Thousands of tiny buildings and even tinier people pack an absorbing attraction chock-full of English eccentricity. The imagination and attention to detail is remarkable, with Lilliputian tableaux that are in turns …
Park in Torquay

Cockington Country Park

At 182 hectares, Cockington provides a welcome oasis of calm, green space, just a mile from Torquay's seafront bustle. Walking trails wind through fields, woods and parkland surrounding a 17th-century manor house, a…
Museum in Torquay

Torquay Museum

The collection at Torquay's town museum is eclectic, taking in everything from samurai suits of armour to Egyptian mummies and taxidermied butterflies. The highlight is the intriguing collection of Agatha Christie e…
Gardens in Torquay

Torre Abbey Gardens

The gardens here feature the Potent Plant plot, a collection of species which can be used to make the poisons that feature in local crime writer Agatha Christie's novels. Particularly deadly are the prunus family (i…
Beach in Torquay

Oddicombe Beach

One of a string of sand-and-shingle beaches, Oddicombe sits at the foot of the Babbacombe Cliff Railway.
Beach in Torquay

Torre Abbey Sands

A central, tidal beach, beloved by early-morning bathers.
Amusement Park in Torquay

Paignton Pier

To indulge in pure holiday nostalgia, head to this grand old Victorian pier where you can parade along the long wooden deck, jump in a dodgem, bounce around on a trampoline and have a game of crazy golf.