7 Torquay Attractions You Must Visit

Torquay brings in a lot of visitors who go to what is considered as one of the best places to spend a holiday in. The myriad of attractions that are available to visitors will give you a lot of options whatever your interests may be.  You might be interested in trying out the following:

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company
This company offers an adventure which combines steam railway, sea and river. You can spend your days out in the South Hams and the English Riviera. See some of the amazing coast between the village of Kingswear and the seaside resort of Paignton on board the steam train. Upon reaching Kingswear, you can board the river boat for a cruise on the River Dart. There are daily schedules going to historic Totnes and to the beautiful village of Dittisham.

Kents Cavern – Torquay
Kent’s Cavern is a stroll away from the popular South West Coast Path. It is the country’s most special caves with the most amazing geology and historical heritage which has stunned not only visitors but also scientists for many centuries. This cave has been explored since 1571 but evidences show that this has already been visited by people and animals for thousands of years.

Living Coasts – Torquay
Take a journey around the coasts of the world where amazing plants and animals live life on the edge. At Living Coasts, you’ll see birds and mammals in specially-designed naturalistic habitats. With outdoor and indoor exhibits, there’s plenty to see and do whatever the weather.

National Marine Aquarium
This aquarium is Britain’s leading aquarium and is the first throughout the United Kingdom that was founded for education, research and conservation. Two million visitors have visited the aquarium which has displays of interesting creatures and plants that can be found on the British shores and waters.

Paignton Zoo
Paington Zoo, one of the country’s best zoos, is housed in 80 acres of landscaped grounds that mimic the natural habitat of the animals living there. See a large variety of animals including rare and unique ones. They include lions, tigers, rhinoceros, gorillas, elephants as well as a rare baby black rhino Zuri. You will also enjoy the crocodile swamp, free bird show and the discovery centre. There is a restaurant, shop, indoor and outdoor play area at the zoo.

Woodlands Family Theme Park
South West’s largest family park will give you 11 adventure play zones. The Cyclone Canyon Zone has 3 exciting water coasters, a gentler ride for the smaller ones and the 500m Toboggan Run. Breath-taking rides like the Swing Ship and Avalanche are musts for the adventurous ones. Scattered all throughout the park are dinosaurs including dinosaur eggs with newly hatched dinosaurs in the maternity wing.

Babbacombe Theatre
Recently refurbished, the Babbacombe Theater is the place to go for variety shows and special performances. In 2012, the all-new show Stardust is a must-see. Included in the show are the 25th anniversary of the Phantom of the Opera and the 60th anniversary of the movie West Side Story. This show is a combination of beautiful musical numbers, dances as well as comedy and magic.

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