A Guide to the best things to do in Torquay.

The Best things to do in Torquay is our guide to the best places to see and attractions to visit in the Torquay area. Here we will list what we think are places that you just have to visit when staying in the South Devon area.

Torquay is located at the northern tip of Torbay and is part of the English Riviera. A Unesco World Geopark Site of outstanding natural beauty. Torquay has something for everyone to see and do and is one of the top holiday destinations in the UK.

So check out our full Things to Do listings now for everything Torquay has to offer.

Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern - The Best Things to Do in Torquay
Photo Credit – Kents Cavern

Located a short drive from Torquay, Kents Cavern is a must visit attraction. Kents Cavern, a UNESCO site, is Britain’s Oldest known prehistoric homes. These caves have been used by humankind for thousands of years. Neanderthals and the very first Britons occupied the caves. A guide will lead you through a labyrinth of underground natural passages as you descend deeper into the caves. All the time learning about its previous occupants and how they lived. This is an indoor attraction so you can enjoy it whatever the weather.

Check out their site here: www.kents-cavern.co.uk

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village - Things to do in Torquay
Photo Credit – Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model village is the ideal destination for a South Devon day out. Located in Babbacombe a short 5 minute drive from Torquay, its a real fun filled family activity. Set in 4 acres and with over 400 miniature buildings this is one of Torbays most popular attractions. If you have ever been to Lego land then this activity is similar but the buildings are better designed and more realistic. Although, this is definitely somewhere to visit on a sunny day as it is an outdoor activity.

Check out their website here for further information: www.model-village.co.uk

Inner Harbour

Things to do in Torquay

Whether you are visting Torquay for the day or staying for a holiday you simply must visit the Inner Harbour. Torquay’s Inner Harbour and marina are a true sight to behold. Being a large international marina they berth small and large super yachts so there is always something to see. The range of vessels are truly magnificent and anyone who loves yachting will be enthralled.

Throughout the summer months there are a variety of international boat races happening so you can watch the competitors as they prepare for their races. Then you can watch the races as they happen from the outer wall.

On the other hand you can just sit back in one of Torquay Harbour’s many cafes and restaurants and watch the world go by while eating or drinking.


There is so much to see and do in and around Torquay that you will be spoilt for choice. We hope we have given you a small selection of the must see attractions in the area.

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