Best Things To Do in Torquay, United Kingdom

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  • Babbacombe Model Village
  • Living Coasts
  • Cockington Country Park
  • Kents Cavern
  • Bygones
  • Babbacombe
  • Cockington Court
  • Torre Abbey
  • Big wheel
  • Meadfoot Beach
  • Torquays Dinosaur World
  • Torquay Museum

Below we have a list of things to do in Torquay and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Torquay getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Torquay with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Torquay

Here is the list of things to do in Torquay and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Babbacombe Model Village

    4.6 (475 Votes)
    Babbacombe Model Village

    Village, Theme Park

    A miniature village located in Torquay, Devon and it is one of the most beautiful places on the English Riviera. It has been designated as a global geopark by the UNESCO. This mock village was set up by Tom Dobbins in 1963. The place has beautiful gardens and a pleasant atmosphere to relax and refresh your mind. It is built on about 4 acres of land and has various models including that of a cut...Read more
  2. Cockington Country Park

    Park, Historical Site

    Just a mile away from the Torquay seafront there is the beautiful thatched village of Cockington which was initially a fishing and farming village, and in the heart of it is a big park known as the Cockington Country Park. This was founded in 1991 for the purpose of regeneration of Torquay’s most valued resources. It comprises of a manor house and a church set in formal parkland and an ey...Read more
  3. Bygones

    4.5 (124 Votes)

    Specialty Museum

    Run by the Cuming family, the Bygones is a living vintage museum depicting the realistic Victorian Street where the antique shops line along showcasing the artefacts of the bygone era. The Victorian Street is laden with fifteen shops and nine period rooms such as the sweet shop, toy shop, lace shop, Pawnbroker, ironmonger, Apothecary and Dolls Store. The highlight of Bygones is the 27-ton Steam...Read more
  4. Cockington Court

    4.6 (61 Votes)
    Cockington Court

    Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Garden, Park

    Cockington is a village built almost around 2500 years ago in Cockington Valley and was mainly known as a fishing and farming village. Cockington estate was owned by Alric the Saxon till it was bought by William Hostiarus, William De Falesia and Robert Fitz Martin and later was passed on to Robert’s son Roger who then was known as Roger De Cockington. The Cockington court, built over the ...Read more
  5. Big Wheel

    Amusement Park, Landmark, View Point, Theme Park

    The Big Wheel of Torquay towers high above the mesmerizing harbour of the English Riviera. The Wheel is situated within the very popular Pavilion Gardens. From the height of 60 metres above the ground level, you can actually take a bird- eye view of the beauty and charm of Torquay.  The Big Wheel is installed just at the sea front of the city and is even taller the Nelson’s Column. I...Read more
  6. Meadfoot Beach

    4.4 (45 Votes)
    Meadfoot Beach

    Beach, Walking Area, Leisure

    A mile from Torquay Harbour, there is a marvelous stretch of sand, the Meadfoot Beach is a long sandy beach where you can relax on a deckchair and enjoy the roar of the sea hitting your ears. If you are more of an activity person, you will be glad to know that this beach is also famous for diving and fishing or you can just take a walk along the sand stretch with beach houses lined on the side....Read more
  7. Torquay Museum

    4.3 (124 Votes)
    Torquay Museum

    Museum, History Museum

    The Torquay Museum is a chest of ancient treasures, located in South Devon. The place will take you a few million years back to get an insight into the life of that time, exploring through various objects of the prehistoric and historic times. When the Torquay Natural History Society was founded in 1844, there occurred a need of a museum where the historians could elaborately display their coll...Read more
  8. Living Coasts

    4.4 (178 Votes)
    Living Coasts

    Wildlife Sanctuary , Zoo

    The Living Coasts is a coastal zoo located in the city of Torquay. It belongs to the Plaignton zoo as a part of the Whitley Wildlife Trust which includes other zoo as well. The sanctuary is based on sea birds and other coastal wildlife. It is located in a state of the art naturalistic environment. It is enclosed by a massive aviary which includes several animal enclosures and habitats along wit...Read more
  9. Torquay's Dinosaur World

    4.2 (19 Votes)
    Torquay's Dinosaur World

    Natural History Museum

    With life size dinosaur models on exhibit, real fossils and the hands-on craft room, the Torquays Dinosaur World is a perfect spot for dinosaur lovers. This interactive indoor facility will let you know about the behaviour of the dinosaurs of all sizes, get pictures with them and even dig up dinosaur fossils. At the craft room, the kids can draw dinosaurs and read about them from the illustrate...Read more
  10. Kents Cavern

    4.6 (227 Votes)
    Kents Cavern

    Cave, Cavern

    Initially bought by Francis Powe, a carpenter who made it his workshop where he made beach huts for the Torquay beach was later turned into a tourist attraction by his son, Leslie Powe where he constructed concrete pathways and electric lighting and other visitor facilities. Now, Kents Cavern is an outstanding natural cave on the coast of South Devon. It is one of the most important caves of th...Read more
  11. Paignton Zoo

    4.6 (44 Votes)
    Paignton Zoo


    With over 2000 different kinds of animal over a huge land of 80 acres, the Paignton zoo is one of the best places around that you can visit with your kids. Animals and birds like Anoa, Baboons, Bongo, Camel, Cheetah, Coati, Crocodile, Dove, Ducks, Elephant, Emu, Flamingo, Gecko, Gibbon, Giraffe, Gorilla, Hog, Kangaroo, Lemur, Lion, Meer Kat, Monkey, Ostrich, Owl, Panda, Snakes, Rhinos, and Wolf...Read more
  12. Babbacombe Theatre

    4.6 (20 Votes)
    Babbacombe Downs Rd
  13. The Buccaneer Inn

    4.5 (3 Votes)
  14. The Bonting

    5 (2 Votes)