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The Riviera Attractions

Paignton Zoo

This famous zoo is a great way to view animals in their natural habitat. The zoo's emphasis is on conservation and environmental concerns and is sure to keep adults and kids alike amused and interested all day.

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National Marine Aquarium

Located in Plymouth, around 45 minutes drive from Torquay, is the National Marine Aquarium. One of Devon's most popular attractions, the Aquarium includes several huge tanks featuring sharks, a turtle, sea horses, jelly fish and a wide range of other marine life.

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Kents Cavern

These caves are officially the oldest recognised dwelling in Britain. Take a stroll through the beautiful caverns and enjoy the same experience as your ancestors did, nearly half a million years ago.

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Torre Abbey

Torre Abbey is the oldest building in Torquay. It has a story spanning 800 years and was once the most important Abbey of its kind in England, the brothers who lived here then were known as the White Canons. Following a massive three-year restoration project visitors can now explore the most ancient and hallowed parts of the building where some stunning finds have been unearthed.

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Living Coasts

A unique attraction with underwater views, taking you to the coastal habitats around the world. Situated on Beacon Quay, with spectacular views across the bay, it is a short walk away from Torquay's bustling marina.

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Babbacombe Model Village

The Babbacombe Model Village contains over 400 models making up a miniature Westcountry, and with many special features throughout the year, it is a great place to spend a fun-filled afternoon, or a relaxing evening when the whole village is completely illuminated.

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Just a short drive from the Lincombe Hall Hotel, you'll find the popular Victorian experience of Bygones. With a range of displays and interesting exhibits, taking you back in time to the sights and sounds of the Victorian age.

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The Golden Hind at Brixham

The replica of Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind, gives a real sense of what life at sea really used to be like and portrays the sense of adventure to be hand living in the 16th century.

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Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

Journey along the beauty of the Torbay coastline to the banks of the river Dart, on this full size steam railway. Enjoy a wonder around Dartmouth's picturesque town and waterfront, then a relaxing ride back on the steam train or a gentle journey around the coastline by ferry.

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Splashdown at Quaywest Water Park

The only outdoor water park to be found in Devon, and certainly the wettest fun to be had during your holiday! Choose from 8 of the flumes, catering for a wide range of age groups, with a separate swimming and paddling area.

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Woodland Family Adventure Park

Situated just a few minutes away from Dartmouth, you'll discover the magic of Woodlands Adventure Park, a real treat for families or the young at heart. The park has many exciting outdoor activities, enormous water slildes, a tobaggan run and many indoor and outdoor activity areas for all age groups.


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Gold, Leisure and Tourism Business of the Year, South Devon Business Awards 2018

Highly Commended, Hotel of the Year 2017 for South Devon and the English Riviera

Silver, Hotel of the Year 2013 and 2014 for South Devon and the English Riviera

Winner, Hotel of the Year 2012 for South Devon and the English Riviera

Bronze (third place) for Hotel of the Year 2012 and 2014, Devon Tourism Awards

Highly Commended (4th Place) South West England Tourism Excellence Awards 2012-13

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