Local Attractions

Oddicombe Cliff Railway

   


It's well worth going down to Oddicombe beach, but it's quite a climb back up to Babbacombe. Try the Cliff Railway.

     
Babbacombe Model Village

Bygones
In the village of St Marychurch close to Babbacombe, Bygones is open every day except Christmas Day, and in the summer open till 10pm in the week. Shop as our grandparents used to shop, go into a Victorian parlour,visit the illuminated Fantasy Land in miniature, see the scenic working model railway and climb into the cab of a real steam loco. Walk through a World War I trench.

Cockington Village and Country Park
Open through the year to Christmas Eve, and with free admission, you can see how things used to be. Ride there from the sea front in a horse and carriage. Visit the stately Manor House, stroll through the gardens, watch the village blacksmith at work, eat at the Mill Restaurant with its working water wheel, enjoy cricket matches on the village green, admire the thatched cottages. An unchanged village a mile or two from one of Britain's most popular resorts.

 

Babbacombe Theatre

The Little Theatre

Princess Theatre

Don't forget the Christmas Panto !!!!

Palace Theatre, Paignton

Torquay Museum
Just up the road from the harbour as you go towards Babbacombe, the Museum has six galleries including an Archaeological Gallery with exhibits including a fragment of the oldest human remains found in Britain. There's also an Agatha Christie exhibition with displays of photographs, newspaper cuttings, books and other memorabilia tracing her life and work.

Torre Abbey - closed for renovations throughout 2013 -
The original Norman Abbey was destroyed by the order of Henry VIII, though some parts of the building escaped his attention. The present Abbey Mansion was built during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and is open all year. There are collections of paintings, silver and glass. In front are the Italian Gardens and a large ornamental pond, tennis courts and a putting green.

English Riviera Centre
A good selection of entertainment and leisure activities for all ages. Soft play area for children, creche, roller disco, tea dances, restaurants, tropical leisure pool with wave machine, sun terrace with barbecue and disco, coffee shop and a cinema. 

Agatha Christie Mile
The thriller writer was born in Torquay in 1890 and set many of her stories in the surrounding area. On the Agatha Christie Mile, the trail takes you to some of the places that were inspirational in her life and works. Solve the mysterious disappearance of one of Agatha Christie's characters.

Kents Cavern
See ancient remains and amazing rock formations in these two million year old caves. A new attraction from 1998 is The Stone Age Experience - a sound and light show followed by a candle lit tour. See Stone Age remains and listen to Stone Age tales around a camp fire. In the evening, a chilling theatrical tour with candle light, music and special effects. Plenty of free parking. Open all year

Plus many many more attractions within easy reach. See below :

Torbay Area

South West Coast Path

Rainbow Fun House

Paington Zoo

Living Coasts

Compton Castle

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Trains

Greenway Gardens

Churston Go-Karts, Brixham

River Link Cruises

Oldway Mansion

The Golden Hind, Brixham

Dartmouth -Totnes - Dartmoor

Totnes Castle

South Devon Railway

Coleton Fishacre

Sharpham Vineyard & Cheese Dairy

Woodlands Leisure Park

Berry Pomeroy Castle

Dartmouth Castle

Dartmoor National Park

Sorley Tunnel Adventures & Riding Stables

River Dart Adventures

River Link Cruises

Dartington Cider Press Centre

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown

Overbeck's Museum & Garden

Bowden House, Totnes

Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otters

Buckfast Abbey

Pennywell Farm

Newton Abbot - Dartmoor

Tuckers Maltings

Prickly Ball Farm Hedgehog Hospital

Orchid Paradise

Bradley Manor House

Trago Mills Shopping & Leisure

Cardew Teapottery

House of Marbles

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

The Church House

Becky Falls

Ugbrooke House

The Rock - Garden, Caves & Nursery

Canonteign Falls

Castle Drogo

Dartmoor Miniature Pony & Animal Farm

Plymouth

National Marine Aquarium

Endsleigh Garden & Leisure

Morwellham Quay

Plymouth City

Plymouth Gin Distillery

Dartmoor Zoological Park

Plymouth Dome & Smeaton's Tower

Crownhill Fort

Buckland Abbey

Saltram House

Teignmouth - Exeter

Powderham Castle

Crealy Adventure Park

Exeter Cathedral

Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Teignmouth

Killerton House & Gardens

Stuart Line Cruises

City of Exeter

Exmouth - Seaton

World of Country Life

Bicton Park

A La Ronde

Pecorama at Beer

Seaton Trams

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