Torquay is part of the English Riviera's designated UNESCO Global Geopark, a traditional yet thriving seaside town set on Devon's English Riviera Coast. It has iconic palm trees, busy harbour, international marina, sandy beach and wonderful array of continental style cafes, restaurants, and cocktail bars.
There is always plenty of things for families to do in and around Torquay. Some of the highlights include Paignton Zoo, one of Britain’s top zoos, home to some of the planet’s rarest and most amazing creatures.
Babbacombe Model Village: escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature.
Babbacombe Cliff Railway: built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers from Babbacombe Downs to Oddicombe Beach.
Torbay is one of just 22 local authorities in the UK that can boast not one of its primary schools falls below Government expectations. Amongst the secondary schools, there are also grammar schools that are regularly amongst the top performing schools in the country.
Torquay is served by a mainline regular train service to London Paddington and Exeter international airport. In recent years, a new dual carriageway linking Torquay to the M5 has opened cutting journey times.