The Torquay many of you know and love today started as the Saxon hamlet of Torre. The first signs of a settlement are noted in the Domesday Book. In 1196, a community of monks founded Torre Abbey. Prior to this, it is known that Roman soldiers visited the area, although never settled here. The story of how it became the bustling town in the heart of the English Riviera is a fascinating one.
We’ve all heard that sea air is good for us. Well it seems there are definite health benefits to being by the sea, probably even more so during the winter months when we’re more likely to suffer with coughs, colds and depression. Continue reading
After a long, drab winter, the Easter holidays herald the beginnings of Spring and signify brighter days ahead, giving us all something to look forward to. But have you ever wondered how the Easter bunny came about? Some of the traditions which have evolved over the years seem to have very tenuous links to the original Christian celebration and the exact origins of the Easter bunny are clouded in mystery. Continue reading
Who doesn’t love gorgeous, gooey, melt-in-the-mouth Fudge with a cup of tea! Here at TLH Leisure Resort in Torquay we make our own homemade Devon Fudge. Our TLH Toorak Head Chef Nick Coombes’ homemade fudge is a popular treat for everyone. Find out his recipe and see how he makes his scrumptious fudge!
January is over, you’ve joined the gym and started going and you may have seen a difference, or you may not have.
Love Devon? Well we definitely do! If you are looking for somewhere new or different to explore then check out our 7 favourite hidden places worth a visit around Dartmoor.