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Town of Torquay

High Street, Torquay, England
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Felt quite sad

Recently visited Torquay in June the weather was great, I’ve grown up holidaying in Torquay as my... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
rachm84
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Magor, United Kingdom
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Needs TLC Urgently

As a kid in the 70s and early 80s I enjoyed many family holidays in Torquay. It was idyllic. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark O
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
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“sea front” (17 reviews)
“big wheel” (16 reviews)
“excellent bus” (2 reviews)
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High Street, Torquay, England
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"sea front"
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"big wheel"
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"excellent bus"
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"modest fee"
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"seaside attractions"
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"harbour marina"
in 2 reviews
"find somewhere else"
in 2 reviews
"independent shops"
in 3 reviews
"dinosaur museum"
in 2 reviews
"land train"
in 3 reviews
"young family"
in 2 reviews
"torbay area"
in 2 reviews
"agatha christie"
in 3 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 3 reviews
"living coasts"
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"parks"
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"ferries"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Recently visited Torquay in June the weather was great, I’ve grown up holidaying in Torquay as my grandad lived there, he’s sadly passed away but I still like to visit Torquay now and again. I felt quite sad while visiting as the town really needs...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a kid in the 70s and early 80s I enjoyed many family holidays in Torquay. It was idyllic. I recently returned there for a few days with my partner and was once again immediately taken by it’s stunning marina and harbour. But. . ....More

Thank Mark O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often visiting Paignton town, we found it to gets worse on every visit, we were in Palace ave, and needed to use the toilet, it was disgusting / filthy, and a cheek to charge 20p to enter. Paignton council, I would like my money back...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Slowly turning in a clear blue sky, enjoyed the coastal views & looking back up into the higher town, whilst being bathed by the warm June sunshine. The area has been restored to perfect condition, with fine garden & floral displays. You can catch the...More

1  Thank Wanderer
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

I have been coming to Torquay for over 45 years as my grandparents retired here from south wales. Over the years I have seen a decline in the town in particular. Today I wandered up the town as far as Waterstones.....my heart sank!!! Dirty, unpleasant...More

4  Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Walked around the town which was extremely busy. They have now got a wheel on the sea front whereby you can over look the bay and town. Not for me but great for those that love heights. The car park we stopped in was on...More

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

What’s not to like... a lovely Quayside, clean and expansive beach, parks and pedestrian shopping streets with plenty of local café’s, restaurants & attractions to see and visit. Was a little apprehensive before arrival if im honest, but the local people seem lovely and welcoming...More

Thank 77Craig
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

English Riviera it could be further from the truth the town is run down and it lacked unique shops and nice coffee shops as opposed to cafes and typical high street stores, there were a lot of homeless and drunks wandering around we had mixed...More

4  Thank Rachel M
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Torquay is a fabulous seaside town. Lots of places closed for the winter, which was disappointing. The town has all the shops you could wish for. But some still displaying and selling Christmas decorations/gifts which is very strange, for January 31st. ( Fleet Walk shopping...More

2  Thank michael t
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Visited for a quick last minute trip . Was really pleasantly surprised by the whole area . We especially enjoyed the sea front, with palm tress and clear waters you could have believed you were abroad . We were lucky to be there on a...More

2  Thank kimharris01
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