A rare survivor, this medieval fortress with high curtain walls, towers and two portcullis gates, set in a landscape of rolling hills and orchards, is a bewitching mixture of romance and history. Home for nearly 600 years to the Gilbert family, including Sir Humphrey Gilbert, half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh.
Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway
Dartmouth Steam Railway is the holiday line, with steam trains running for 7 miles in Great Western tradition from Paignton along the spectacular Torbay coast to Churston and on through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary to Kingswear. The scenery is superb, with seascapes right across Lyme bay to Portland Bill on clear days
Cover thousands of miles in just a few hours and on foot, on a worldwide nature trail. Explore habitats from around the world: scorching deserts, frozen poles, African Savannah and the rain forest of South America are all represented. There's plenty to do throughout the day as well as seeing the hundreds of animals
Life-size Victorian exhibition street with period rooms. Large Hornby railway layouts, medals and militaria.
Harbour and Marina
Torquay Harbour lies on the North shore of Tor Bay and whilst benefiting from an expanding marine leisure industry, Torquay remains a fully commercial and busy little Devonshire port. The Harbour's also on the fringe of the Town centre giving easy access to shops, restaurants and bars