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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Monument / Landmark
“Kents Cavern is our family business, it has been run by our family for over 110 years. A truely exciting and unique day out. Well worth a visit!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Theatre
“Something on here all the time. Tribute acts, opera, drama, comedy, music. Lots going on. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Zoo
“Our own maritime zoo - a great visit for all and only 20 minutes on foot from Rosa. Seabirds and animals. Brilliant views from here.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Fabulous little village just off the seafront road, marvellous tea rooms with pianist, thatched cottages and a manor house with working blacksmith, goldsmiths, chocolate factory and more. Lovely park area to walk in ”
  • 23 locals recommend
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History Museum
“A museum that takes visitors back through 400 million years of time; a great place for world culture, local history and artefacts, in addition to a fascinating gallery dedicated to Agatha Christie. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Multilane bowling-alley chain with party services and American comfort food at an on-site diner. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Torquay is a great location. Visit the wild life Bird Sanctuary. Food, Drinks, Theatre, Amusements & Shopping. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Worth a visit and during the summer if you visit during the day you can get a free pass to go back one evening within seven days to see the illuminations.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is delicious with lovely views over Torre Abbey Sands. Book a table as it's very popular. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you like seafood then this is a place not to miss. Serving the best fresh fish and shellfish from Brixham, the Bistro is situated overlooking the harbour. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Entertainment
“A professional venue that is renowned for wowing audiences with their highly acclaimed variety shows.”
  • 1 local recommends
Beach
“Discover some fascinating history of Torquay by walking through the remains and learning what role the Abbey played.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Department Store
“When arriving at a Hoopers destination you will always find something really special. More than just another store, they offer an authentic shopping experience and an eclectic mix of luxury brands. Their first store opened in Torquay in 1982 and all branches have a reputation for delivering smart service that will make you feel special. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
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. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“lovely gardens, close to the sea front, there are frequent art exhibitions.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Gym Pool
“Swimming, Sauna, Fitness gymnasium, bar and all sorts of events throughout the year.”
  • 8 locals recommend