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Paignton, Torbay [the glorious English Riviera] . . and beyond
Paignton is one of the finest resorts in the country with safe beaches, warm climate and central for those wishing to visit other parts of Devon including, Torquay, Brixham and Dartmouth. There is also beautiful Dartmoor and the Devon Coastal Path to explore. Don't forget to visit the harbours at Paignton and Brixham, and the marina at Torquay.

During the day, Paignton offers some of the safest beaches in the country. Ideal for families, the sandy beaches offer plenty of scope for a whole day of swimming and sunbathing. Paignton pier offers entertainment nearby.

At night Paignton seafront and pier comes alive with illuminations and is perfect for an evening walk. There are plenty of entertainment venues, including live music and other music for all tastes.

The attractions in around the English Riviera are numerous and diverse.

Paignton Zoo. Set in 80 acres of natural habitat you can discover hundreds of animals many of them endangered.

Quay West Beach Resort. Just behind Goodrington's long sandy beach, you will find the water world of Quaywest. At its heart is a fantastic open air water park, Grand Prix Go-Karts and more fun on the water with the Bumper Boats.

Steam Railway. The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway takes you on a spectacular journey alongside Tor Bay, then through the wooded slopes to the river dart. From there you can take a ferry across to the pretty coastal town of Dartmouth.

Goodrington Sands. At the heart of the Quaywest resort and minutes from Paignton, this large sandy beach is well served with excellent facilities and water sports and Goodrington Park.

Broadsands. A large, beautiful mainly sandy beach conveniently located for walks along the costal path.

Elberry Cove. 10 minutes walk from Broadsands has deep water making it popular with water-skiers.


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Techitpc Limited Computer company based in Paignton Builds Computer Systems, Custom Built Laptops, Website Design & Canvas Printing.
Paignton & Dartmouth Railway The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway takes you on a spectacular journey alongside Tor Bay, then through the wooded slopes to the river dart.
Kents Cavern Is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe and the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain. It holds beautiful and spectacular geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some over 700,000 years old. The area comprising modern Torquay has been inhabited since paleolithic times. Hand axes found in Kents Cavern date to 450,000 years ago.
Kents Cavern is situated in the heart of Torquay on the beautiful south coast of Devon.
Torre Abbey Is the oldest building in Torquay. It has a story spanning 800 years and was once the most important Abbey of its kind in England, the brothers who lived here then were known as the White Canons. Following a massive three-year restoration project visitors can now explore the most ancient and hallowed parts of the building where some stunning finds have been unearthed.
Since its foundation in 1196, Torre Abbey has witnessed, survived and even played a role in some epic moments of history. But through all that, the one thing that has never changed is the hospitality offered to its guests.
Babbacombe Model Village Take time out from the hustle and bustle of every day life and feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature. Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles capture the essence of England´s past, present and future. It's not just the humour, nor the animation - it has a life of its own. Come and see for yourself!
Bygones Brings the past alive. When you walk into Bygones you are transported about a 100 years back in time to the reign of Queen Victoria. Nostalgia for all the family.
Brixham Heritage Museum The Brixham Heritage Museum and History Society was founded in 1958 for the purpose of recording, saving and displaying the heritage of the historic town and fishing port.
Brixham Battery Battery Gardens is one of Brixham's environmental and historic assests, rich in panoramic views, scenic beauty and a traditional observation point for Brixham trawler races, both past and present.
Woodlands Leisure Park Woodlands Family Theme Park Devon provides a whole day of variety for all ages. Incredible indoor centres, outdoor adventures, Zoo, Big Fun Farm, Falconry Centre and Wildlife Sanctuary. No wonder families say it’s the best day out in Devon.
Paignton Zoo Discover a new breed of Zoo. Visitors can cover thousands of miles in just a few hours and on foot, on a worldwide nature trail at Paignton Zoo. Scorching deserts, frozen poles, African Savannah and the rain forest of South America are all represented. A great Family Day Out . . .
Living Coasts Torquay's Coastal Zoo, is a unique, world class aquatic visitor attraction, focusing on the conservation of coastal and marine life around the globe. It has been developed by Paignton Zoo, with financial support from the South West Regional Development Agency and the European Regional Development fund.
Living Coasts is situated right on Torquay's harbour side and is easy to find - just look out for the big net!
Paignton Apollo Cinema Apollo Torbay is a 9 screen multiplex cinema located on Paignton seafront offering the very best in film entertainment. 
Oldway Mansion Its grounds can be visited free of charge by members of the public, and it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Torbay. The mansion has a small museum with exhibits that are linked to the building's history, including antique Singer sewing machines. Oldway Mansion is a Grade II listed building.
Splashdown @ Quaywest Welcome to Splashdown @ Quaywest waterpark in Paignton, on South Devon’s English Riviera. Torbay is now open. We aim to be one of the most popular family attractions in the South West. As well as all the fun rides we have delicious snacks at the Sunrise Beach and Snack Store, just next door, has everything you could possibly need for a fun day out at gorgeous Goodrington Sands which we overlook.
Cockington Village Is the famous thatched village documented in the Doomsday book, taking you back in time to olde England within a hidden valley in the heart of Torquay. Cockington Court is also the creative home to some of the best craftsmen and women in Devon. The village is well served with tea rooms, horse drawn carrage rides, the fine Lutyens Public House and the 14th Century Forge.
Set in 420 acres of parkland which offers formal rose and organic gardens and childrens play areas with lakes, plantations and orchards.
Occombe Farm Is an organic farm on the edge of Paignton, open to the public and entry is free. It has a 2Km easy-access nature trail, education centre and award-winning farm shop and cafe. Nowhere else in the region can you get this close to local wildlife, experience the day-to-day workings of an organic open farm and sample authentic Devon food and drink. All profits from Occombe Farm go towards the conservation work of Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust.
Spinning Wheel Pub The Spinning Wheel on Paignton Seafront has a long-established reputation for being the No.1 entertainment venue in Torbay. A fantastic atmosphere and a great night out awaits you in our immensely popular cluster of bars and function area that provide an exciting program of nightly entertainment, including live music, dance music with our resident DJ and weekly karaoke.
Berry Head

Berry Head National Nature Reserve guards the southern half of Torbay. One of the Gateways to the English Riviera Global Geopark, it is an internationally-acclaimed heritage site, home to a fascinating variety of wildlife and history, with recently restored Napoleonic-War fortifications. Enjoy the stunning views and superb local food at our new Guardhouse Cafe, visit our brand-new Visitor Centre or one of our events, and walk the ramparts as the soldiers did 200 years ago.

Greenway House Has been an important Devonshire property for over 500 years. There have been a fascinating array of owners over this period, each leaving their mark on the estate we treasure today, the most famous was Agatha Christie (known locally by her married name, Mrs Mallowan) who could not resist buying Greenway. She and her husband Max, who was later knighted for his services to archaeology, soon became very attached to the place. It became their holiday home.
Paignton Pier Paignton Pier first opened to the public in 1879 and has seen many changes over the years. Set at the centre of one of Torbay's best beaches, within an easy level walk to the town centre, station and buses, the Pier has plenty of parking nearby, many attractions on the open deck and inside, plus magnificent views of Torbay.
Torquay Museum Is ranked amounst the finest in South West England. Come and see the museum´s many amazing artifacts and fossils from Torquay´s famous Kents Cavern prehistoric caves, where our ancestors made their home as long as half a million years ago. On display are Neanderthal tools to wolly mammoth teeth to cave bear skulls.
The Golden Hind Captained by Sir Francis Drake undertook one of the most historic and exciting voyages of all time. Between 1577 and 1580 the Golden Hind circumnavigated the world making vital discoveries before returning home with amazing treasures. This ship now offers an amazing insight into life onboard a 16th century sailing ship and is based in Brixham, Devon the area where Sir Francis Drake lived and worked.
The Seashore Centre Torbay's Marine World is a hidden jewel and we are trying to unlock the box to reveal this great jewel. The Bay has 16 marine sites of National importance, including Saltern Cove - designated an underwater Local Nature Reserve and the only local underwater Site of Special Scientific Interest.
Pirate Golf An 18 hole pirate themed adventure golf course on Paignton Green next to the beach, full of fun and adventure for adults and children alike. Rather than the traditional UK style crazy golf, adventure golf is an American concept where the holes are skill based and the old style luck based windmill type holes are replaced with water obstacles, sand traps, sweeping contours and a whole lot more.... Look out for our holes where you´re putting over the water, or our island green, watch out for the pirates, the marooned shipwreck and many other pirate themed elements.
Hi Flyer Rising from its landing pad in Abbey Gardens beside Abbey Sands in Torquay, this is a unique experience not to be missed when visiting the bay. So don´t forget your camera as there are sure to be some awesome views. The 15-minute trip is affordable and accessible for everyone. Open weave viewing ports ensure that the view for wheelchair users and small children is not obstructed. A unique and affordable experience for the whole family.
Babbacombe Cliff Railway Was built in 1926, the Babbacombe Cliff Railway has shuttled hundreds of thousands of holiday makers to and from Oddicombe Beach in over 84 years of service. With an extensive overhaul & refurbishment now completed, the railway is ready to serve thousands more passengers and to allow them to soak up the peaceful atmosphere and take in the amazing views as they travel to and from the waters edge on Babbacombe Beach.
Dinosaur World Is a brand new and exciting visitor attraction, opened in 2010, exploring the lives of the most amazing creatures to walk the earth and the worlds in which they lived.
Don´t miss out on Devon´s most exciting indoor prehistoric attraction with interactive play zones and Dinosaur Cafe! See the dinosaurs brought to life in spine-tingling detail!
Compton Castle Is a fortified manor house nestled in a valley in Marldon, Paignton, about five miles west of Torquay, Devon, England. Compton Castle has been a National Trust property since 1951. Built in three periods (1340, 1450 and 1520), Compton Castle has been home to the Gilbert family for most of the intervening period. Members of the Gilbert family still occupy the castle, and administer it for the National Trust. Among the most famous inhabitants one finds Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1539 to 1583), coloniser of Newfoundland and half-brother of Sir Walter Raleigh; legend has it that Sir Walter smoked the first pipe of tobacco in Britain while visiting Sir Humphrey. The grounds are noted for a rose and knot garden. In fact, the lush gardens of trees, flowers, rare shrubs, and thick tall grass bring thousands of tourists during the spring and autumn.
Riviera Centre Leisure Pool It´s indoor family fun! Featuring an exciting waves machine, giant flume, sloping access and water heated to a comfortable 29°C. Situated within the Riviera International Centre, itself a popular conference venue that also house an excellent fitness suite and the locally renowned Bay Brasserie.
Torbay Lifeboat Welcome to the Torbay Lifeboat Station Web Site. The site, which is maintained by lifeboat station personnel and as such is not an official RNLI Web Site, includes both history and indicative operational information of the service provided to those who spend time along the South Devon Coastline from Teignmouth to Start Point and 50 miles out into the English Channel
Paignton Railway Station  National Rail Enquiries Showing Live Departures From Paignton Station.
Stagecoach Bus Stagecoach South West Bus Timetables
Torbay Express Our core activity is the operation of regular steam train excursions between Bristol and Torbay in Devon: The Torbay Express This service operates on most summer Sundays during June, July, August and September.
Greenway Ferry Short trips are a great way to get on the water (not in it). We offer great boat trips between 45 minutes and 1.5 hours departing from Torquay, Brixham, Dartmouth, Dittisham, Greenway and Totnes aboard one of our many traditional cruise boats.
   

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