Torbay

Torquay

Interesting
Torquay
The Essential
Interesting
In this lively and popular Devon resort, the houses overlook the sea from their hillside setting. The pale-fronted Edwardian and Victorian villas and grand hotels set amid lush gardens have partly been replaced by modern apartment blocks and high-rise hotels. Dickens visited Torquay and described it as "a compound of Hastings and Tunbridge Wells and bits of the hills around Naples".