Devon

The Torbay Tour

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Overview

From the edge of Dartmoor through Totnes to Dartmouth Castle and the mouth of the River Dart on the South Devon coast. Take in the Golden Hind Museum Ship, the English Riviera resorts of Paignton, Torquay and onto Babbacombe.

Dartmoor National Park

Visit the wilderness of the Dartmoor National Park or join the South Devon Railway where you can ride the longest established steam railway in the South West and journey along the River Dart Valley between Buckfastleigh and Totnes.

Dartington

Explore the 1200 acre Dartington Hall Estate with its retail centre, deer parks and magnificent listed gardens – be sure to see the 1500 year old yew tree. Visit Dartington Crystal and watch the skilled glass makers and enjoy the visitor centre at the UK’s last remaining large glass factory.

Totnes

The market town of Totnes is set on the banks of the River Dart with a collection of boutiques and traditional Elizabethan market.Visit Totnes Castle, a museum or take a relaxing river boat trip before returning to take refreshments at one of the town’s varied restaurants, pubs or cafes.

Dartmouth

Discover Dartmouth beside the River Dart, home to delicious food, numerous markets, exhibitions and festivals throughout the year.Visit Dartmouth Castle, Greenway House, Coleton Fishacre House and Gardens or take a tour of the Britannia Royal Naval College.

Brixham

William of Orange landed in 1688 and Brixham maintains many Dutch names. Explore the harbour town with its many seafood restaurants.Admire the working artists at Strand’s Corner, visit the galleries, museum or tour the replica Golden Hind, on Sir Frances Drake’s round the world journey.

Paignton

The colourful seaside resort of Paignton is home to sandy beaches and traditional entertainment with a pier and range of restaurants, cafes and bars.Relax and enjoy the views across Torbay or join in one of the sandcastle building competitions!

Torquay

An iconic British seaside town, Torquay is famous for its range of beaches and visitor attractions. Check out the Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium, Torre Abbey or Torquay Museum.Food and drink are legendary – visit the gin festival or try the award winning fish and chips!

Babbacombe

The jewel of Babbacombe is ideal for peace and relaxation. Take the funicular cliff railway down to Oddicombe beach or visit the small peaceful pier.Sample the local food at one of the numerous restaurants or visit Babbacombe model village with a railway and thousands of models.

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Overview

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Dartmoor National Park

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16.2 miles

Dartington

3
1.9 miles

Totnes

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12.7 miles

Dartmouth

5
5.2 miles

Brixham

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5.5 miles

Paignton

7
3.6 miles

Torquay

8
2.2 miles

Babbacombe

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Diggerland Devon

Verbeer Manor, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2PE

Red House Mysteries

Red House Mysteries, King Street Business Centre, King Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1BH

Canonteign Falls

Christow, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7RH

East Hillerton Lodge

East Hillerton House, Spreyton , Crediton , Devon , EX17 5AD

Church Cottage Guest House

CHURCH COTTAGE, Exeter, DEVON, EX67AA

Bickleigh Mill

Riverside Shopping, Bickleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG

Lady’s Mile Holiday Park

Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0LX

Hoseasons, Ilfracombe, Devon

Ilfracombe, Devon

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About the The Torbay Tour Trail

Distance:47 miles
Cities / Towns:8
Number Of Businesses:9

Depart Dartmoor and pass through the village of Dartington to arrive in the ancient market town of Totnes set on the River Dart.
Dartmouth Castle provides stunning views out to sea and for over 600 years has guarded the Dart Estuary and the busy port of Dartmouth below with its historical buildings and streets.
Walk the plank at the Golden Hind Museum Ship in Brixham before continuing up the South Devon coast and along to the English Riviera resorts of Paignton, Torquay and onto Babbacombe.

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Castle Delight

Devon is home to a great number of castles. Visit Totnes to see the well preserved motte-and-bailey fortification with its stone keep that is Totnes Castle, high on the mound with views across to the River Dart. Dartmouth Castle guards the entrance to Dartmouth Estuary and affords stunning panoramic views.

History Haven

From the Brixham Heritage Museum to the Golden Hind replica Devon offers you a chance to step back in time and explore bygone days. Torre Abbey Museum dating back to 1196 offers a year round range of exhibitions featuring national and international artists.

Seaside Fun

Affectionately known as the English Riviera due to its mild climate and beach front villas, the Torbay area covers a wealth of resorts including Paignton, Torquay, Brixham and Babbacombe where you can mix lively entertainment with relaxing gardens and quieter moments to chill out and unwind.

Also Nearby

Diggerland Devon

Verbeer Manor, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 2PE

Red House Mysteries

Red House Mysteries, King Street Business Centre, King Street, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1BH

Canonteign Falls

Christow, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7RH

East Hillerton Lodge

East Hillerton House, Spreyton , Crediton , Devon , EX17 5AD

Church Cottage Guest House

CHURCH COTTAGE, Exeter, DEVON, EX67AA

Bickleigh Mill

Riverside Shopping, Bickleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG

Lady’s Mile Holiday Park

Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0LX

Hoseasons, Ilfracombe, Devon

Ilfracombe, Devon