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Things to do in Torquay

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“Kents Cavern is our family business, it has been run by our family for over 110 years. A truely exciting and unique day out. Well worth a visit!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Theater
“Something on here all the time. Tribute acts, opera, drama, comedy, music. Lots going on. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Zoo
“Our own maritime zoo - a great visit for all and only 20 minutes on foot from Rosa. Seabirds and animals. Brilliant views from here.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Multilane bowling-alley chain with party services and American comfort food at an on-site diner. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“We have been visiting the model village for over 30 years and every time we go we notice something different.Its magical at Christmas time when its lit up with thousands of fairy lights.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is delicious with lovely views over Torre Abbey Sands. Book a table as it's very popular. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you like seafood then this is a place not to miss. Serving the best fresh fish and shellfish from Brixham, the Bistro is situated overlooking the harbour. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Torquay is a great location. Visit the wild life Bird Sanctuary. Food, Drinks, Theatre, Amusements & Shopping. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Gym Pool
“Swimming, Sauna, Fitness gymnasium, bar and all sorts of events throughout the year.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Fabulous little village just off the seafront road, marvellous tea rooms with pianist, thatched cottages and a manor house with working blacksmith, goldsmiths, chocolate factory and more. Lovely park area to walk in ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“Cockington is a pretty, thatched cottage village, surrounded by the picturesque Cockington Country Park. What's more, the Country Park is free to enter and explore all 450 acres, the picture postcard village itself and the Cockington Court Craft Studios. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“A museum that takes visitors back through 400 million years of time; a great place for world culture, local history and artefacts, in addition to a fascinating gallery dedicated to Agatha Christie. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Department Store
“When arriving at a Hoopers destination you will always find something really special. More than just another store, they offer an authentic shopping experience and an eclectic mix of luxury brands. Their first store opened in Torquay in 1982 and all branches have a reputation for delivering smart service that will make you feel special. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“lovely gardens, close to the sea front, there are frequent art exhibitions.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Entertainment
“A host of both scaled down and full size models that are all set in realistic scenes, perfect for learning about about these amazing creatures in their natural habitats. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
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“Slighly pricy and aimed at the Rich and trendy. The road down is a bit tortuous and we wouldn't advise taking your car in summer although there is a small car park. You can walk down through Walls Hill or down the road, but take care, it's very steep and very narrow in places. However, it's probably well worth the effort. We only go in winter when it's quiet. You can also walk along to Oddicombe beach from here and tale the cliff railway back up the steep cliff route. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The food is delicious with lovely views over Torre Abbey Sands. Book a table as it's very popular. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you like seafood then this is a place not to miss. Serving the best fresh fish and shellfish from Brixham, the Bistro is situated overlooking the harbour. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pub
“Slighly pricy and aimed at the Rich and trendy. The road down is a bit tortuous and we wouldn't advise taking your car in summer although there is a small car park. You can walk down through Walls Hill or down the road, but take care, it's very steep and very narrow in places. However, it's probably well worth the effort. We only go in winter when it's quiet. You can also walk along to Oddicombe beach from here and tale the cliff railway back up the steep cliff route. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Seafront restaurant/café that serves decent food. We like it here but it closes for lunch so don't go between 3 and 5!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's within a 5 minute walk, you can chose to sit inside or out and you have beautiful views of the beach. Oh and the food is great too.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Posh restaurant for special occasions. Lovely views of the harbour. 15 minutes walk away”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“Newly refurbished Harbour premises that delivers fantastic food and live music with style.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pub
“Our local pub situated in Ilsham Road. Ilsham Road has quality shops, salons and eateries.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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