Attractions

Top Choice Zoo in Torquay

Paignton Zoo

This innovative, 32-hectare zoo is by far and away Paignton's top draw. Spacious enclosures recreate habitats from savannah and wetland to tropical forest and desert. Highlights include the orangutan island, a glass…
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

There are 413 tiny buildings, inhabited by 13,160 even tinier people, on display at this Lilliputian attraction, the epitome of English eccentricity. Settings include a small-scale Stonehenge, a football stadium, a …
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

Built in 1196, this impressive abbey is a setting for arts and cultural events, but it's the wonderful gardens that are of most interest – particularly to Agatha Christie fans. The Potent Plant plot features species…
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

Anstey's Cove

A pocket-sized beach that's popular with swimmers, thanks to a picturesque rock ridge and pinnacle, and a cheerful beach cafe.
Beach in Torquay

Torre Abbey Sands

A central, tidal beach, beloved by early-morning bathers.