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Parks & nature in Torbay

Zoo
“Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, is a zoo in Paignton, Devon, England, which was opened to the public in 1923. The zoo is part of South West Environmental Parks Ltd which is owned by the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT). It is a combined zoo and botanic garden that welcomes over half a million visitors a year. WWCT also runs Living Coasts in Torquay, Devon and Newquay Zoo in Newquay, Cornwall. All three are registered charities. Paignton Zoo has a collection of about 2,000 animals representing nearly 300 species. It also cultivates about 1,600 different species of plant. It currently employs over 100 permanent staff and an additional 120 seasonally. A registered educational and scientific charity, Paignton Zoo is committed to the highest standards of animal husbandry and welfare, to scientific research, education and the breeding and conservation of rare and endangered animal and plant species. Paignton Zoo was one of the earliest combined zoological and botanical gardens in Britain and the first that was opened with education as its mission. Paignton Zoo was, based on visitor feedback, named by TripAdvisor as the third best zoo in the UK and ninth best zoo in Europe in 2014.”
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Historic Site
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“Atmospheric house containing family silver, china and books from the 1950s with a woodland garden. ”
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Garden
“Agatha Christie's Holiday home is a National Trust house and gardens. An excellent visit. Theoretically you need to book if you go by car. You can also take a river boat fro Dartmouth up the River Dart. Check out the National Trust Website.”
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Harbour / Marina
“Torquay is a great location. Visit the wild life Bird Sanctuary. Food, Drinks, Theatre, Amusements & Shopping. ”
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Park
“Rather quaint and unique visitor attraction, particularly suitable for children and looks very pretty lit up at night ”
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Park
“Cockington is a pretty, thatched cottage village, surrounded by the picturesque Cockington Country Park. What's more, the Country Park is free to enter and explore all 450 acres, the picture postcard village itself and the Cockington Court Craft Studios. ”
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Park
“Great to cool down in this outdoor water park. Lots of slides to slide down into the water”
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Park
“lovely gardens, close to the sea front, there are frequent art exhibitions.”
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Park
“At Goodrington beach you can go on a kayak , play golf or just go for a lovely walk. ”
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Beach
“Sheltered beach, allows dogs all year round, pub by the car park, access to the South West Coast Path.”
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Park
“Lovely walk through the woods to Churston and Fishcombe Coves and the Battery Museum with a collection of war memorabilia.”
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Park
“Cockington is a pretty, thatched cottage village, surrounded by the picturesque Cockington Country Park. What's more, the Country Park is free to enter and explore all 450 acres, the picture postcard village itself and the Cockington Court Craft Studios. ”
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Park
“Not really a hiking trail, but a lovely walk around the headland to some big sandy beaches.”
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Harbour / Marina
“The best Fish and chips . They do take away or have a restaurant up the stairs at the side. They don't take cards so take cash with you”
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Park
“Goodrington Park with its contrast of colours and reflections from dawn to dusk. With a variety of wildlife habitats, the conservation area, the wildfowl pond, the beaches, the specimen trees. Nearby runs the steam railway, travelling from Paignton to Dartmouth, giving the 'enthusiast' a chance to savour the delight of steam travel along the coast, with sea views, pleasant countryside.”
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