Classic English Riviera

The quintessential English Riviera boasts miles of stunning coastlines, picturesque villages, palm trees, piers, dramatic cliffs and its own mild microclimate, making it one of the top places to holiday in the UK. Plus, there are plenty of fantastic attractions to enjoy in the area.
WHAT TO DO AROUND TORBAY

Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company
Hop aboard a steam train at Queens Park Station, Paignton, for a 30 minute journey to Kingswear, with breathtaking views of the coastline and countryside along the way. Once in Kingswear, cross the River Dart on foot passenger ferry to Dartmouth and enjoy a 1 hour circular river cruise, passing fantastic scenery including Kingswear & Dartmouth Castles, Dittisham village, Britannia Royal Naval College and Greenway House – once the home of Agatha Christie.

Torre Abbey Museum
Browse the extensive museum of history and art housed in the ancient Torre Abbey building. A collection of heritage rooms, galleries, art exhibitions, interactive displays,
talking portraits and videos bring the Abbey’s rich history to life.

Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves
Visit this Stone Age site for a glimpse of some of the country’s most famed showcaves. Walk through the extensive labyrinth of caverns and marvel at the 400 million year old rocks and spectacular stalagmites and stalactites housed within.

Buckfast Abbey
Venture slightly inland to the glorious Buckfast Abbey, perched in the shadow of Dartmoor and surrounded by a beautiful wooded valley and the river Dart. At the heart of this working monastery is the Abbey Church, while the grounds are also home to a book shop, gift shop and Monastic Shop with an extraordinary selection of products made by nuns and monks. The tranquil gardens, including a lavender garden, provide the perfect place to stroll, while tea and homemade cakes are available from the restaurant.
Legend

Esplanade Hotel Paignton

Paignton, Devon
AAA Beachfront Location New to Albatross
The Esplanade Hotel enjoys a great position on Paignton’s beachfront overlooking the sea, just a few minutes’ walk from the town centre. The 83 bedrooms are bright and modern and equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is an entertainment room, a restaurant with stylish décor and charming wooden beams, and a modern bar and lounge area with plenty of seating for relaxing while enjoying the superb views over the bay.

Hotel de la Mer

Torquay
AAA Free Onsite Coach Parking New to Albatross
Just a 2 minute walk from the promenade and cliff railway, the family run Hotel de la Mer has a reputation for offering a warm welcome to all guests. All 27 bedrooms are bright and simple in design and are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is no lift but there are ground floor rooms. The open plan restaurant has views to the front and the welcoming large bar/lounge area is very cosy with plenty of sofas and armchairs, giving it a homely feel.

Torbay Hotel Torquay

Torquay, Devon
AAA Landscaped Grounds New to Albatross
Make the most of this lovely seaside town's sights, attractions and shops from the brilliantly positioned Torbay Hotel, located next to the marina and the pretty Rock Walk landscaped gardens. Each of the 111 bedrooms is equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a restaurant, two bars, a ballroom with regular entertainment and a sun terrace. Guests can enjoy stunning views over the harbour and across the bay while relaxing in the spacious public areas. There is also an indoor swimming pool. Coach parking is off-site & chargeable.

Hotel de la Mer

Torquay, Devon
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £179pp
No Single Supplement (max 6 incl driver)

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment (Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun)
• Quiz/bingo on alternate nights

Torbay Hotel

Torquay, Devon
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £214pp
No Single Supplement (max 4 incl driver)

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment (Mon, Wed, Sat)

Esplanade Hotel Paignton

Paignton, Devon
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £194pp
No Single Supplement (max 4 incl driver)

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Live entertainment (Mon, Wed, Sat)
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