Torquay is a town south of Exeter, and is part of Torbay in Devon. It has unitary authority over the area and adjoins the nearby town of Paignton. In fact, Torquay is the third largest populated settlement in all of Devon. The economy of this area is traditionally based on agriculture and fishing, but ever since the early 19th century the city has started developing a seaside resort area which became popular and very fashionable for celebrity visitors.
Renowned for its warm and plentiful climate, the city easily earned its nickname of English Riviera. The well known writer Agatha Christie lived here, and Christie Mile, a historic tour about her life, takes place in the town as well, dedicated to her work and life.
Torquay has a lot of attractions available for you if you go spend a holiday there. Babbacombe Model Village is one such attraction, a miniature village made across 4 acres of miniature garden models. It has multiple interesting characters and features including moving vehicles, trains and even a fire breathing dragon. There is a 4K 3D theatre showing the latest films as well as the Waves Leisure Pool which is an indoor pool providing exercise and activities for all, along with swimming lessons.
Bygones is yet another good heritage centre which features a life size Victorian area, with exhibition streets and rooms of the period. There, you can go in time to witness a real world version of olden streets with display rooms and pubs.
Finally, the English Riviera Geopark Trail is a historical site capturing over 400 million years of geology history to showcase for visitors. All of that is shown in 22 miles of coastline along the English Riviera. From Hopes Nose to Berry Head, there is so much for you to do that you will enjoy your session in Torquay.