Places to See from Newton House B&B, Torquay

 

“Fawlty Towers” (the Gleneagles Hotel, Torquay that inspired John Cleese to write the series).

 

Anstey’s Cove (beach).

 

Babbacombe Cliff Railway (cable car to Oddicombe Beach).

 

Babbacombe Downs (cliff-top recreation green and viewing points).

 

Babbacombe Model Village.

 

Berry Head, Brixham (Country Park, Visitor Centre, lighthouse, fort, Old Redoubt).

 

Berry Pomeroy Castle and village (castle antiquity and quaint country village).

 

Bigbury-on-Sea, (nice beach and wide open spaces, about 30 miles southwest of Torquay).

 

Bishop’s Walk, Marine Drive, Torquay.

 

Bovey Tracey Glassworks (showrooms and manufacturing).

 

Brixham Museum of  History/Antiquity.

                                                       

Brixham Port (fishing industry, large marina, quaint harbour).

 

Brunel Manor and Gardens, Torquay (former home of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a most famous British Civil Engineer). Entry is free between certain hours.

 

Buckfast Abbey and Gardens (historic abbey building, sacked in the Reformation, now fully restored).

 

Canonteign Falls, Bovey Tracey (Visitor Centre and spectacular waterfalls in Dartmoor National Park).

 

Cockington Village &Country Park, Torquay (Manor, Church, Cricket ground, Old Forge, Old Mill).

 

Daddyhole Plain, Torquay (cliff top lookout and walks).

 

Dartmouth Royal Naval College and Castle.

 

Dawlish and Dawlish Warren (beautiful beaches, open space and amusement park).

 

Eden Project, St. Austell, Cornwall (Gardeners’ paradise. Hi-tech ‘green’ restoration of a huge disused clay pit, demonstrating sustainability of our planet. Whole day is best).

 

Exeter Cathedral, Exeter  (beautiful cathedral dates from 10th Century. Have a meal in the nearby historic Chaucer Restaurant).

 

Goodrington Sands Paignton (beach and lots of amusements for kids big and small).

Hollicombe Beach, Torquay (and cliffs).

 

Hope’s Nose, Torquay (interesting geological unconformity in cliff rocks – pleasant cliff-top stroll).

 

Jack’s Patch, near Teignmouth (large garden centre, restaurant and shopping).

 

Kent’s Cavern, Torquay (ancient underground limestone caves).

 

Lands End, Cornwall (the end of England & start of the Atlantic Ocean, lighthouse, sparse houses, birds and basking sharks).

 

Livermead Beach, Torquay (surf and water sports).

 

Living Coasts, Torquay (aviary, aquarium, penguins, birds, sea mammals- up close and beautiful).

 

Looe, Cornwall (quaint seaside fishing village, about 25 miles west of Plymouth).

 

Meadfoot Beach, Torquay (rocky cove and small pub).

 

Orchid Paradise, Bovey Tracey (award-winning orchid farm and shop).

 

Paignton Beach (and Pier).

 

Paignton Harbour (quaint picturesque harbour with small boats, trippers, fishing trips, Public Slipway and Torbay Sea School)

Paignton Green (grassy area between hotels and beach, used for recreation, fairs and events).

 

Paignton Zoo (see the animals).

 

Polperro, Cornwall (quaint seaside fishing village, about 30 miles west of Plymouth).

 

Quaywest Amusement Park, Paignton (fun for all the family, including water, games and go-carts).

 

River Teign Estuary, Teignmouth (very beautiful, especially when seen from the Great Western (coastal) railway line through Teignmouth).

 

Riviera Recreation & Conference Centre, Torquay (swimming/wave pool, exercise room, gym, tennis, meeting rooms, restaurant).

 

South Hams (countryside - area of outstanding natural beauty, 10 minutes drive from Newton House).

 

St. Marychurch, Torquay (quaint self-contained old village within Torquay).

 

Stoke Gabriel, Totnes (beautiful, quiet village, lost in time, on a tributary of the Dart Estuary, near Paignton/Totnes).

 

Teignmouth town and beaches.

 

Thatcher Avenue, Marine Drive and Ilsham Drive, Torquay (see how the ‘other half’ live).

 

Torquay Marina and Old Harbour (See how ‘the other half’ live).

 

Torquay Museum of History (Babbacombe Road).

 

Torre Abbey and Gardens (building under major restoration at present).

 

Torre Abbey Park, Torquay (golf course, crazy golf, pretty flower beds, ponds and waterfowl).

 

Torre Abbey Sands, Torquay (beach).

 

Trago Mills, Bovey Tracey (large country store, set in parkland with amusements and wild roaming peacocks).