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Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautiful gardens and great, interactive museum

My girls loved running around the gardens which contain ruins of the old abbey and greenhouses... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TinBoxTraveller
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South Devon, United Kingdom
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We took our grandchildren to visit the Abbey; they live locally but we do not. Once inside it... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
524grahamd
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Est. in 1196, Torre Abbey is a museum of history and art housed in an Ancient Scheduled Monument on the beautiful South Devon coast. Based in Torquay on the English Riviera, this family friendly Torbay Council owned museum and gardens is a centre...more
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Torre Abbey The Kings Drive, Torquay TQ2 5JE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girls loved running around the gardens which contain ruins of the old abbey and greenhouses where plants of different tastes, textures and smells are gown. Inside the former abbey there's plenty of interactive exhibits and history of the area. The talking heads are fascinating

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandchildren to visit the Abbey; they live locally but we do not. Once inside it offered much more than anticipated. The building itself, subject to many alterations (all explained) during its life time, makes the interior quite quirky with doors and alleyways...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Must be visited to be appreciated. A gorgeous park and museum. its so quiet and quaint with a fabulous mulberry tree! Very scenic and a great place to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Julie M
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review Julie, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 29 October 2018

We held our wedding in the beautiful Spanish Barn in the grounds in mid October. We were given excellent recommendations for companies to provide heating, entertainment services, catering and toilet facilities. All of whom knew the barn well and were easy to deal with. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SteRobinson
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi. Congratulations both and thanks for choosing Torre Abbey for your big day. It did look stunning for your wedding and we are delighted that you had such a positive experience. Here's to many happy years together!

Reviewed 27 October 2018

Attended wedding reception in Spanish Barn. Total fiasco in my opinion. Too cold in October, kept my coat on virtually throughout. Food very poor.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caroline B
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi Caroline. Thanks for your comments and we are sorry that you did not enjoy the occasion. We hire out a facility without heating (although do offer suggestions for companies that can provide heating in our wedding pack) while the food is sourced by the...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

This local authority is certainly one for fun, with multiple and occasionally confusing levels housing art and items of interest. There are areas for kids such as dressing up and a large family area obviously used for schools etc. The art works and numerous stair...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shaw D
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thanks for your review. The building is a bit of a maze because of its history and use as both an abbey and as a private manor house. However, as you discovered there is loads to uncovered. We really pride ourselves with offering fun activities...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We went on a day which had great weather. The gardens are well maintained and still very colourful for the time of year. The massive greenhouse was amazing! Would recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed our little oasis. The gardens are definitely beautiful at this time of year.

Reviewed 23 October 2018

was really nice gardens and glass house ,the place is bigger than ,you think lots to see in their so interesting lifts inside so can do pushchairs or wheel chairs ,you could easy miss some floors so make sure you look at all of it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cheryl B
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thnaks Cheryl, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the house and gardens and thanks for the review.

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Enjoyed a few hours here, very interesting, informative and fun Unfortunately the gardens were closed thanks to storm damage. We had been there so long it was a shame the coffee shop was full ( Birthday Party ) we really needed a coffee and a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thanks for your lovely review and let us know next time you are in the area and we will let you into the gardens for free. They are definitely worth seeing.

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit as there is lots to see on several levels. Well laid out, but make sure you do not miss a floor as it is easy to. The gardens are fabulous to just wander around in a very relaxed atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rob N
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thanks Rob, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the review.

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BerylW24
23 June 2017|
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Response from matthewnewbury | Property representative |
Hi. There's 800 year's of history and four floors and gardens to explore. The top floor is an interactive museum, with talking exhibits, video screens and other clever hi-tech ways of bringing history alive. You then have... More
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BerylW24
23 June 2017|
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Response from matthewnewbury | Property representative |
Hi. it's £8 adults, £7 for seniors, free for children and teenagers up to 19 years-old. Carers go free. An annual 1196 Club Membership is £16 for unlimited entry (£30 for a couple). You can also go in the gardens only for... More
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Its the local exeter brochure we picked ours up in dawlish warren has vouchers inside
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