One of the best things about self-catering Torquay holidays is how connected the town is. It’s always great to have a day or two exploring during a break away from it all, and Torquay is flanked by a surprising choice of historic, bustling and scenic locations. The fishing town of Brixham has a completely different feel than Torquay, and it’s only a quick ferry journey across the bay. If you find yourself with the urge to shop, Exeter is just a short journey inland, and Dartmoor National Park is just 15 minutes drive.
Dartmoor National Park
It’s difficult to believe that the peace and quiet of rugged Dartmoor is just a 15 minute drive from Torquay. If you’re in the mood for some hiking or an adventure during your holiday in Torquay accommodation then this is the place to visit. Dartmoor National Park covers 369 square miles and is one of the country’s most stunning landscapes. Dartmoor has a bleak charm that’s inspired many a legend and made it the setting for famous works such as ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’. It’s the perfect spot for hiking, letterboxing or just a visit to one of many historic sites – so just grab some sensible walking shoes and pick your activity!