Blue Mind Theory

28/02/2024 Written by: Katie Murden

You’re not the only one who feels calmer in or around the presence of water - it’s a theory known as Blue Mind... 

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Off the Track Places to Visit in Devon

27/06/2023 Written by: Lizzie Heather

Looking for the best off the track places to visit in Devon? Beckoning for days of exploration away from the crowds, the county’s hidden attractions are just perfect for all those looking to uncover quiet beauty spots and savour authentic Devonshire experiences. 

From tranquil river walks to artisan breweries to lost villages, discover what lies beyond the fringes of Devon’s well-trodden trails with our list of must-visit secret gems…

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Best Independent Shops in Torquay

24/05/2023 Written by: Laura Avery

Welcome to Torquay, a charming seaside town on the English Riviera. From its sandy beaches to its palm-lined streets, Torquay is a must-visit destination for millennials and couples looking for a trendy and fun getaway. But beyond the sun and sea, Torquay is also home to a vibrant independent shopping scene that reflects the city's unique personality and charm.

From local goodies to vintage clothing, there are plenty of independent shops in Torquay to suit any envy. If you're looking for something special to take home with you or just want to browse the city's unique offerings, here are the ones you need to know about. Get ready to shop till you drop!

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South Devon things to do this May


South Devon, surf, sea, Summer and…. spas? This scenic section of the county has far more to offer than you’d ever expect and, news just in, you don’t have to battle the Summer crowds to enjoy the best of the South West.

With May 2023 including an extra bank holiday, it’s time to truly appreciate this month for everything it offers. Bank holidays aside, but not forgotten, there are plenty of reason to visit South Devon this May.

So, what are the best South Devon things to do during your imminent Spring visit? Read on to find out.

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The best afternoon teas in Torquay

06/03/2023 Written by: Bel Dixon

Torquay and afternoon teas go together like - well, clotted cream and scones and jam. But the very fact that the pairing is so established means it’s sometimes underestimated. Classic, contemporary, savoury, sweet, with a tipple, with tea, after a spa, as an excuse for a mini-break – the options and inspirations are endless. At Lincombe Hall hotel we’re proud of the top quality and sheer variety of our post lunch, pre-dinner offer. So here’s our guide to the very best afternoon teas in Torquay. 

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Why Torquay ISN'T One of the Best Seaside Towns in the UK

23/02/2023 Written by: Oliver Pyper

Here at Lincombe Hall, we've spent a lot of time talking about why Torquay is one of the best seaside towns in the UK.

It's about time you heard the other side. So, in the interests of balance, we've come up with some reasons why Torquay definitely isn't worth visiting.

Is this for real? Yes. Are we being completely serious? Err… maybe.

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The best 2023 spa trends

16/01/2023 Written by: Belinda Dixon

While life seems to get ever more stressful, our desire to soothe away the stress in a spa seems to grow.  And the types of sessions we indulge in continue to evolve. From technical treatments and age-old minerals to welcoming men to wellness and giving spa experiences as gifts, we’re always looking for the next big thing when it comes to the latest spa trends ( and our spa’s ever-increasing popularity may just show how well we do this).  

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Last-Minute Gifts for Christmas: a Temple Spa Gift Guide

18/12/2022 Written by: Oliver Pyper

Looking for last-minute gifts, are you? Chances are, you've spent December second-guessing what to buy for a hard-to-please pal or finicky family member.

What do you get the person who has everything? Or – worse – the person who says they don't want anything?

Our advice: spa gifts. Creams, oils, soaps and smellies. The sort of self-pampering stuff they'd never think to buy for themselves

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5 of the Best Restaurants in Torquay

29/11/2022 Written by: Oliver Pyper

Coming up with a list of the best restaurants in Torquay was always going to be a challenge.

Not for lack of choice, you understand. Quite the opposite. The English Riviera hosts a diverse and plentiful selection of restaurants – some of which rank among the best in the country.

No. The hard part was picking just five restaurants. Honestly, we could have written a novel.

But we did it. We put our culinary minds together and came up with the cream of the crop.

Visiting Torquay? Put these restaurants at the top of your 'to-do' list.

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6 Reasons To Enjoy Local Spa Break in Devon

26/10/2022 Written by: Oliver Pyper

Spa breaks in Devon are like scented candles for the soul. Read on to discover why staying local is the best way to relax.

You can only nine-to-five for so long. Sooner or later, you'll need to throw off the shackles of the working week and give yourself a well-deserved break.

Our recommendation: if you need a quick refresher, book yourself into our hotel for a luxury spa break in Devon.

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