Attractions

Torquay Centre - 2.45 miles
Known as ‘Queen of the Riviera’ in Victorian times Torquay possesses some of the best of the English weather and most sought after beaches. Stroll along the palm lined promenade watching the rows of graceful Victorian terraces and white villas pass you by or just lay by the almost tropical beaches as the sea gently rolls in. Enjoy an entertaining nightlife presenting theatres, pubs, night clubs and quality Continental foods from all around the world. Weather you’re looking for Cantonese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Spanish or even specialist seafood bistros and traditional cuisine tempt your taste buds in the English Riviera.

Paignton Zoo, Paignton zoo is only 5 minutes from us ....
With more animals than anyone else in the South West, you're in for a really wild time - A great day out for the kids and all the family.Looking for an exciting day out in Devon? Come in and get close to over two thousand creatures at one of the South West's most exciting visitor attractions.See them all - giraffes, lions, gorillas, cheetahs and thrilling crocodiles, plus our cheeky meerkats, colourful snakes and amazing monkeys. There are also indoor play areas, the Jungle Express train and uniquely, six habitats that mimic the animals' natural environment.But, you'd better leave a whole day. You'll need it to explore our big wild world!!

Paignton steam train is only 5 minutes walk from One of the "must do" attractions that visitors to Paignton must experience while on holiday here is the Paignton to Dartmouth Steam Railway. I don´t really know why it is, but a steam engine has a magical feel about it, maybe it´s the Harry Potter films! Something that electric or diesel just does not have. The steam train can be boarded at Paignton Station or Goodrington Station for a slow journey along the beautiful 7 miles of South Devon coast, taking in the fantastic sea views and country setting. This can also be combined with a boat trip back, just visit their website and make your choice; travel Torbay´s spectacular coast and the beautiful River Dart by steam train from Paignton to Kingswear, then on to Dartmouth by passenger ferry. Combine this with a circular river cruise on our Boat Train service, or cruise up-river to Totnes and take our open-top bus back to Paignton for a complete day out on the Round Robin service.


Berry Pomeroy Castle - Devon - 3.59 miles
This romantic ruined castle is situated in a picturesque Devon valley and steeped in local folklore and legend. The gatehouse and defensive curtain wall date from the late 15th century and behind them are the remains of an Elizabethan country house built C.1560-1600 by the Seymour family. Edward Seymour, first Duke of Somerset – also known as the uncle and governor of the boy-king, Edward VI – acquired the castle in 1547. On the wall of the gatehouse chamber is a 15th-century painting of the three kings bearing gifts to Christ. A fascinating audio tour is also available.


Dartmouth Castle - Devon - 6.61 miles
This brilliantly positioned defensive castle juts out into the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary, with the sea lapping at its foot. Begun in the late 14th century, the castle was intended to protect the warehouses and homes of Dartmouth’s merchants. It was one of the earliest castles built with the prospect of artillery attack in mind. It is said that Chaucer based The Shipman character in his Canterbury Tales on the colourful John Hawley – the merchant and mayor of Dartmouth who built the first castle on this site. Today, you can enjoy other tales of the castle as you journey through time from the Tudor period and the Civil War to World War II. Displays on the castle’s 600-year history add to the experience.