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Things to do in Torquay – Torre Abbey

22 April 2021

If you’re going to make a list of things to do in Torquay while you stay at the TLH Leisure Resort, be sure to have a few pages handy as there’s lots to do, come rain or shine. Within a 5 minute walk of the TLH Hotels, you’ll find Torre Abbey Museum.

An English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Key Site, Torre Abbey is Torbay’s most historic building, an ancient scheduled monument dating back to 1196 set within 18 acres of garden and parkland.

The Abbey’s story began with the arrival of an abbot and six canons at Torre, they had been sent from Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire following the gift of land from the Lord of the Manor of Torre, William Brewer. Rich fertile land, proximity to the sea and stone from a nearby headland provided the founding medieval Premonstratensian Monks with all the resources they needed to establish Torre Abbey.

Something for everyone

The Abbey is a real hive of activity where world class exhibitions are shown side by side with creative work from local emerging talent. A visit to Torre Abbey is a fun and creative day out for all the family and the perfect place for groups to experience local history. You can also download trails and activities for the younger members of your party to complete. trails and activities

Visual Guide

A brand new Visual Guide to Torre Abbey is now available to help you plan your visit before you travel to Torre Abbey. visual guide

Book online today

Entry is permitted in 15 minute slots – this refers to your arrival time only, not the length of your visit.  book your tickets

Other great things to do in Torquay

Torquay offers plenty to do so look out for our ‘Out & About’ blog posts. view our blogs

If you have a favourite place in Devon that you like to visit, let us know about it and tell us why!


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