The seaside town of Torquay has been a popular tourist destination since the early 19th century and has earned the nickname the English Riviera. It’s most famous former resident was writer Agatha Christie whose name can be still seen around the town and even has an “Agatha Christie Mile” with plaques dedicated to her life and work.
Torquay has many things to see and do including Kents Cavern, a site where the earliest remains of man where found from some 700,000 years ago. The seafront has the Torquay Pavilion which is one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture. Groups can also visit the Torquay Museum, the oldest in Devon, and Living Coasts, a coastal zoo built on Beacon Quay. Other attractions in Torquay include the Babbacombe Model Village which include scaled-down versions of England’s most famous landmarks.
This tour will also take you to the nearby town of Brixham where groups will see the beautiful Brixham Harbour and a replica of one of England’s most famous ships, the Golden Hind which is permanently moored there. This seaside town has seen many warships throughout its history from the days of the Vikings up to the Allied D-Day fleet sailing from here in 1944.
Morning: Departure from school and travel to Devon and Torquay.
Afternoon: Afternoon arrival in Torquay and start of walking tour. See the many sights of the town before enjoying the city at your leisure.
Evening: Evening pick up and travel to accommodation for overnight stay.
Morning: Departure from accommodation and travel to Brixham. Enjoy this picturesque seaside town and see the famous Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drake’s Famous Ship.
Afternoon: After lunch, enjoy the sights of this town at your leaisure.
Evening: Early evening departure from Brixham and travel back to school.