Kents Cavern is one of the most important Stone Age sites in Europe. With rocks dating back over 400 million years, as well as incredible stalagmites and stalactites, you will be transported back to a time when ancient humans only chance of survival was to make these caves home. During your visit, the caves will be lit allowing you to easily find your way without getting lost. During your tour, you will get the opportunity to experience exactly what the caves would have been like 400 million years ago when you experience the famous Kents Cavern Blackout.
The Babbacombe Model Village is an attraction not to be used. Portraying the last 6 decades of English life across 4 acres of award winning gardens, showcasing hundreds of model scenes, vehicles and people, it has been branded one of Europe’s Premier Model Villages and one of Torquay’s most beautiful gardens.
Not only is this a fantastic attraction during the day, but between April and October, the model village comes to life at night. Illuminated by thousands of miniature lights, the model village changes from a place of great detail and beauty, and becomes simply magical.
Bygones offers a full size, real life experience of the past. Send your sense into overdrive with the sights, sounds and smells of a real Victorian street.
During your visit you will be able to visit the shops, meet the characters on the street, see how people lived and even dress up as a Victorian to take a Bygones Selfie to remember your visit to the past.
Visit Torquay Museum to travel back through 400 million years of Torquay history.
Allowing everyone to get hands on with history, the museum hosts a variety of exhibits for the whole family ensuring that the children of the group and the historians amongst you are equally delighted with their trip. Be sure to thoroughly inspect the only Agatha Christie gallery in Britain as you leave no clue unturned as you discover more about the great crime writer than you ever knew before.
Living Coasts is the UK’s only Coastal Zoo. Living Coasts offer the chance to get closer to a wide variety of marine animals than ever before while ensuring that the animals are in the most natural habitats possible.
The star attraction is Penguin Beach. Here you get the opportunity to enter the Penguin enclosure and see these incredible animals up close. No trip to Torbay is complete without a trip to Living Coasts.
Experience the beauty of the South Devon coastline from the luxury of your own steam train. The trains travel seven miles along the coast and into the Dart Valley with stations at Goodrington Sands, Churston and Kingswear.
Paignton Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals spread across 80 acres of natural habitat. The zoo will allow you to learn all about your favourite animals. What they eat. How much they sleep. Are they endangered and how many of them are left in the wild. You will get to experience 6 different habitat zones from the Savannah to the Wetlands. It truly will be a trip never to forget in Paignton’s must see attraction.
Since it’s foundation in 1196, the Abbey has seen some incredible moments in history. Today it is a museum telling the store of 800 years of Catholicism between 1196 and 1930.
It is not only the building itself that holds secrets of both the past and present. The gardens offer a relaxing haven from the hustle and bustle of a busy holiday destination and provide a quiet place to sit and have a picnic, enjoy the gardens and the variety of exotic plants that make the surroundings so beautiful. If you would rather be a little more active, there are numerous garden trails to follow within the grounds allowing you to discover the hidden mysteries of the Abbey gardens.
The Westbank B&B Guest House Accomodation, situated in the heart of Torquay is close to all local attractions located in The English Riviera.