Local Attractions

Babbacombe Cliff Railway

It's well worth going down to Oddicombe beach, but it's quite a climb back up to Babbacombe. Try the Cliff Railway.



View Across Babbacombe Bay


Good Beach Guide - Oddicombe Beach        Good Beach Guide - Babbacombe Beach

Babbacombe Model Village

In the village of St Marychurch close to Babbacombe, Bygones is open every day except Christmas Day, and in the summer open till 10pm in the week. Shop as our grandparents used to shop, go into a Victorian parlour,visit the illuminated Fantasy Land in miniature, see the scenic working model railway and climb into the cab of a real steam loco. Walk through a World War I trench

Cockington Village and Country Park
Open through the year to Christmas Eve, and with free admission, you can see how things used to be. Ride there from the sea front in a horse and carriage. Visit the stately Manor House, stroll through the gardens, watch the village blacksmith at work, eat at the Mill Restaurant with its working water wheel, enjoy cricket matches on the village green, admire the thatched cottages. An unchanged village a mile or two from one of Britain's most popular resorts.

Babbacombe Theatre

The Little Theatre

Princess Theatre

Don't forget the Christmas Panto !!!!

Palace Theatre, Paignton

Torquay Museum
Just up the road from the harbour as you go towards Babbacombe, the Museum has six galleries including an Archaeological Gallery with exhibits including a fragment of the oldest human remains found in Britain. There's also an Agatha Christie exhibition with displays of photographs, newspaper cuttings, books and other memorabilia tracing her life and work.

Torre Abbey
The original Norman Abbey was destroyed by the order of Henry VIII, though some parts of the building escaped his attention. The present Abbey Mansion was built during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and is open all year. There are collections of paintings, silver and glass. In front are the Italian Gardens and a large ornamental pond, tennis courts and a putting green.

Riviera International Centre - Waves Leisure Pool
No matter what the weather Waves Leisure Pool offers great fun for all the family! With wave machine, flume, water activity centre, sloping access and heated to a lovely 30 degrees the pool is warm & welcoming!

Agatha Christie Mile
The thriller writer was born in Torquay in 1890 and set many of her stories in the surrounding area. On the Agatha Christie Mile, the trail takes you to some of the places that were inspirational in her life and works. Solve the mysterious disappearance of one of Agatha Christie's characters.

Kents Cavern
See ancient remains and amazing rock formations in these two million year old caves. Open all year


Plus many many more attractions within easy reach. See below :

Torbay Area

Tessier Gardens

South West Coast Path

Paington Zoo

Living Coasts

Dinosaur World

Paignton Pier

Compton Castle (N T)

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Trains / River Link Cruises

Greenway Gardens (N T)

Churston Go-Karts, Brixham

The Golden Hind, Brixham

Newton Abbot - Dartmoor

Tuckers Maltings

Newton Abbot Races

Prickly Ball Farm Hedgehog Hospital

Orchid Paradise

Bradley Manor House (N T)

Trago Mills Shopping & Leisure

House of Marbles

The Devon Guild of Craftsmen

The Church House (N T)

Becky Falls

Ugbrooke House

Canonteign Falls

Castle Drogo (N T)

Dartmoor Miniature Pony & Animal Farm

Dartmouth - Totnes - Dartmoor

Totnes Castle (E H)

South Devon Railway

Coleton Fishacre (N T)

Sharpham Vineyard & Cheese Dairy

Woodlands Leisure Park

Berry Pomeroy Castle (E H)

Dartmouth Castle (E H)

Dartmoor National Park

River Dart Adventures

Dartington Cider Press Centre

Dartmoor Prison Museum, Princetown

Overbeck's Museum & Garden (N T)

Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otters

Buckfast Abbey

Pennywell Farm



National Marine Aquarium

Endsleigh Garden & Leisure

Morwellham Quay

Plymouth City

Plymouth Gin Distillery

Dartmoor Zoological Park

Smeaton's Tower

Crownhill Fort

Buckland Abbey (N T)

Saltram House (N T)

Teignmouth - Exeter

Powderham Castle

Crealy Adventure Park

Exeter Cathedral

Shaldon Wildlife Trust, Teignmouth

Killerton House & Gardens (N T)

Stuart Line Cruises

City of Exeter




Exmouth - Seaton

World of Country Life

Bicton Park

A la Ronde

Pecorama at Beer

Seaton Trams

(N T) = National Trust Property  (E H) = English Heritage Property