The Olympic Flame relay will be coming through Paignton and Torquay on the Second Day of the Relay, on Sunday 20th May 2012.
Eleven of Torbay’s cleanest beaches have been included in the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) 2011 Good Beach Guide after water quality tests showed no signs of sewage contamination.
The guide, published yesterday, awards the beaches the ‘MCS Recommended’ seal of approval which designates the bathing water as of the highest quality in the UK.
The 11 impeccable [...]
At the end of November we held our second Annual General Meeting in the local pub. I was really quite excited about it as it marked a milestone in our development but the turnout was abysmal, one resident came and one representative from Torbay Council. Without these two people coming I think we could have [...]
Its been a long time since the people of Torbay have had this view! Brought to you by Pano360, a fully interactive virtual tour of the new Royal Terrace Gardens Torquay.
Click on the full screen button to get the full impact, scroll around, zoom in and out! Press escape to come back to TalkTorbay.
As this is my first post @TalkTorbay and first ever blog I thought I would start with how I got involved in the Friends of Kitson Park and use each of my posts to show you before and after shots of all of our hard work.
Well, Kitson Park (just off Cadewell Lane in Shiphay, Torquay) [...]
Vintage Bus – Taking you back in time to Greenway
Greenway Ferry & Pleasure Cruises are pleased to announce the arrival of a 1947 Vintage Leyland PS1/1 Barnaby C33F bus to The English Riviera running a regular service to Greenway on the ‘Agatha Christie Tour’. This fabulous piece of recently restored British history joins the Greenway [...]
About Torre Abbey
Since its foundation in 1196, Torre Abbey has witnessed, survived and even played a role in some epic moments of history. But through all that, the one thing that has never changed is the hospitality offered to its guests.
The six Canons of the Premonstratensian order who arrived on the south coast of England [...]
For a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of Torquay and the Devon coast.
Rising from its landing pad in Abbey Gardens beside Abbey Sands in Torquay, this is a unique experience not to be missed when visiting the bay. So don’t forget your camera as there are sure to be some awesome views. The 15-minute trip is affordable [...]
Indoors, Outdoors, Zoo-Farm and Nature Days Woodlands Family Theme Park has four days rolled into one.
The 90 acre park has big action and big rides for big kids and cute rides and interaction for small kids – non stop fun!.
There are over 100,000sq ft indoors at Woodlands so wet days are a whiz. the best [...]
Babbacombe Model Village has been amazing visitors with its miniature marvels since 1963 and become an internationally famous tourist attraction. With plenty to offer all ages, the village has is jam packed with new features and events for summer 2010.
From the 30th May – 4th June (May Half Term) and 25th July – 3rd September [...]
Occombe Farm is an organic farm on the edge of Paignton, South Devon.
They have an award-winning farm shop and cafe featuring the best of local food and drink; a traditional butchery brimming with local and organic cuts; an organic bakery; a 2km easy-access nature trail and an education centre which houses visits from local schools and cookery workshops.
Their local farm shop, [...]
The History of The Princess Theatre:
The Princess Theatre first opened it’s doors on Wednesday 7th June 1961. Top of the bill on the opening night were the late, great Tommy Cooper and the legendary Morecambe and Wise.
The theatre was built by Torbay Council as the main feature of the redevelopment of the Princess Gardens area [...]
No holiday to The English Riviera would be complete without a visit to Cockington. This idyllic village is hidden in a deep valley just one mile from the bustle of Torquay. It is easily accessible from the seafront by bus or car, or alternatively by horse-drawn carriage in keeping with the history of the area. [...]
Living Coast – Torquay’s coastal zoo and conservation charity
Take a journey around the coasts of the world where amazing plants and animals live life on the edge. At Living Coasts, you’ll see birds and mammals in specially-designed naturalistic habitats. With outdoor and indoor exhibits, there’s plenty to see and do whatever the weather.
Penguin Beach [...]
Kents Cavern is a prehistoric cave and award winning visitor attraction. The site was used by Britain’s earliest ancient humans thousands of years ago and today the cave is the only underground visitor centre in the UNESCO Global Geopark, a protected national monument and an internationally renowned prehistoric show cave.
Open times: 7 days a week
The stunning natural heritage of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham has taken a starring role in a short film about the English Riviera Geopark. The ‘We Love Our Geopark’ film is aimed at educating and building awareness of UNESCO’s first Urban Global Geopark.
Commissioned by Torbay’s Culture and Environment Partnership, the short film is the result of [...]