Jewels to visit in the English Riviera
Below are listed beautiful and interesting places to visit whilst you're visiting the English Riviera and South Devon, local attractions, places of outstanding natural beauty and places of historical and cultural interest. There are also many venues that offer superb entertainment for children, that favourably compare with, and exceed expectations of other such venues around the country.

Cockington Village & Court
Cockington Village, Torquay TQ2 6XA
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 60 60 35
web: www.countryside-trust.org.uk/cockington.htm
'Visit one of Torbay's Best Tourism Experiences the Domesday Book village of Cockington has hardly changed through the centuries. Come and explore this special village. Cockington Court is home to ten working craft studios. Enjoy a horse drawn tour in an original Victorian carriage. '
Category & Location: Historic Village - Cockington Torquay

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
Torbay Road, Paignton TQ4 5AF
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 55 58 72
web: www.paignton-steamrailway.co.uk
'Steam trains from Paignton, running along the spectacular Torbay coast with superb views across the Bay, inland to Churston and then down to the beautiful Dart estuary to Kingswear for the ferry to historic Dartmouth. Combined river excursions are available. '
Category & Location: Steam Railway - Paignton

Oldway Mansion and Gardens
Torquay Road, Paignton TQ3 2TF
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 20 12 01
web: www.torbay.gov.uk
'The magnificent legacy of Paignton's most colourful family - the Singers of sewing machine fame. Inspired by French and Italian architecture, the grand marble staircase and the gallery modelled on the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles is a must see. '
Category & Location: Historical House - Paignton

Goodrington Park Boating Lakes
Youngs Park Goodrington, Paignton
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 559 559
web: www.goodringtonboatinglake.co.uk
'The home of pedal power swan boats or motorised bumper boats! Enjoy a relaxing cruise in one of our swan boats - unless of course it's your turn to pedal! Then again, it's a good way to keep fit! '
Category & Location: Family Fun - Youngs Park Goodrington

Golden Hind
The Quay, Brixham TQ5 8AW
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 85 62 23
web: www.goldenhind.co.uk
'Re-live Drakes incredible world voyage of 1577 aboard this full sized replica, moored in Brixham harbour. The ship gives a fascinating, hands on and exciting experience to life on board in 16th Centuary, enthralling and delighting thousands of visitors young and old alike.The Golden Hind offers a huge range of special events, ranging form re-enactments and exhibitions '
Category & Location: Historical Ship - Brixham

Babbacombe Model Village
5 Ilsham Rd, Torquay TQ1 2JG
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 31 53 15
web: www.babbacombemodelvillage.co.uk
'Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles set in 4 acres capture the essence of England's past, present and future. New for 2006 - Merrivale Castle and medieval village - a major new animated feature. '
Category & Location: Family - Babbacombe Torquay

Totnes & Castle
Totnes Devon
web: www.totnesweb.com
'Totnes is an absolute must to visit. One of the oldest boroughs in the country, it's Elizabethan architecture sits astride its steeply rising main street, which is flanked by specialist and attractive shops and cafes. Totnes Castle and its grounds are well worth a visit too. '
Category & Location: Family - Totnes

Quaywest
Goodrington Sands, Paignton TQ4 6LN
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 55 00 34
web: www.quaywest.co.uk
'Come and get wet and go wild with all the family!! '
Category & Location: Family Fun - Goodrington Paignton

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Totnes Road, Paignton TQ4 7EU
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 69 75 00
web: www.paigntonzoo.org.uk
'Paignton Zoo is home to thousands of amazing animals and plants. Visit the desert, cross the savannah, explore the forest and trek through the tropics. Use your senses to discover the wild world: look around, listen out - youíll even need your sense of smell! Itís a great day out for everyone.! '
Category & Location: Family Fun & Educational - Paignton

Kents Cavern
Ilsham Road, Torquay TQ1 2JF
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 21 51 36
web: www.kents-cavern.co.uk
'Kents Cavern is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe and the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain. It holds beautiful and spectacular geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some over 700,000 years old. '
Category & Location: Family Historic - Wellswood Torquay

Living Coasts
Torquay Harbourside, Torquay TQ1 2BG
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 20 24 70
web: www.livingcoasts.org.uk
'Living Coasts, Torquay's Coastal Zoo, is a unique, world class aquatic visitor attraction, focusing on the conservation of coastal and marine life around the globe. It has been developed by Paignton Zoo, with financial support from the South West Regional Development Agency and the European Regional Development fund. '
Category & Location: Family - Beacon Quay Torquay

Dartmoor
Dartmoor Tourist Association, Devon PL20 6QF
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 89 05 67
web: www.dartmoor.co.uk
'Whether walking and exploring the rugged Dartmoor landscape with its great granite Tors and Dartmoor Ponies, climbing, letterboxing, horse riding, golf, or just a restful break, you will enjoy all that Dartmoor in the heart of Devon offers. '
Category & Location: Family - Dartmoor Devon

Woodlands Leisure & Adventure Park
Blackawton, Totnes TQ9 7DQ
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 71 25 98
web: www.woodlandspark.com
'All weather fun ó Guaranteed!
Unique combination of indoor and outdoor attractions. 60 acres of exhilarating Watercoasters, Toboggan Run, Arctic Gliders & Bumper Boats plus 15 playzones designed for all ages. The biggest indoor venture zone in the U.K. with rides and five floors of mega play equipment. Two new family fun rides for 2006 - Dizzy Dune Buggies and the Polar Pilots
'
Category & Location: Family All weather fun - Totnes


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