Summer’s here and there’s no better place to get a bird’s eye view of Torquay and the surrounding area than hitching a ride on the big wheel in Torquay. More formally known as the English Riviera Wheel, it’s one of the main Torquay attractions. Standing at over 60 metres high, it has a weight of 365 tonnes without passengers. It’s taller than Nelsons Column but is surprisingly quiet as it slowly moves around ensuring you take in some great views.
With dance numbers apparently in decline you may be surprised to learn that Sequence Dancing is probably the most popular form of traditional ballroom dancing in the UK with good regular attendances at local clubs and classes. So, what exactly is sequence dancing and what makes it different? Continue reading →
It’s often taken for granted that when you arrive at TLH Leisure Resort, you check in, make your way to your room, open the door and your room is clean, tidy and ready for you to enjoy. What isn’t always recognised is the amount of hard work that goes into making our rooms like this, from the hotel Room Attendants. With this in mind, I visited some of our Room Attendants during a busy shift, to find out how they do their jobs so well. Continue reading →
You may not immediately associate the South West as a being a popular base for top celebrity chefs, but you would be wrong. Here in Devon and Cornwall we can boast being a base for Michael Caines, Mitch Tonks, the Tanner brothers, Rick Stein and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, to name but a few. And if you’re a food lover looking for what’s on in Devon, you can take your pick from a number of food festivals throughout the year.
If you’re looking to take a holiday bowling in Torquay with friends or your club you’ll be in good hands. Sarah Vinnicombe has been resident Bowls Co-ordinator at TLH Leisure Resort since 2007. Her role involves organising the smooth running of the Bowling tournaments and breaks that take place throughout the year at the Torquay Hotel group. She also takes care of organising fixtures for visiting touring sides. Continue reading →
Are you a lover of Ballroom & Latin Dance? Have you ever wondered about the origins of some of your favourite dances? Inspired by a new midweek ”Dance Extravaganza” taking place at the TLH Victoria Hotel in Torquay later this year, we’ve had some fun delving through the archives and hope you enjoy our brief potted histories. Continue reading →