English Riviera

English Riviera

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Welcome to the English Riviera

English Riviera coastal walk



Frequently Asked Questions

Why is it called the English Riviera?

Torbay encompasses the coastal towns of Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. Torbay is also known as The English Riviera due to the fact that in Victorian times visitors used to compare the area to the French Riviera. This section of south Devon has always be well known for its warmer climate.

When is the English Riviera Airshow?

The next English Riviera Airshow is on 3-4th June 2023.

What are the towns within the English Riviera?

Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are the main towns within the English Riviera.

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Visit to Babbacombe Village

This is our 2nd visit to babbacombe model village and there will definitely be more visits in the future. This is the best model village that I’ve been to. The amount of detail that has gone in it is amazing. The indoor sections are great as are all the pun names of the shops and places. (Wombley Stadium is probably my favourite) and now you can have a round of crazy golf too. Just watch out for the fire breathing dragon on your way back to the cafe and gift shop.

DJ-SILKY Nov 2022

Interesting and informative underground adventure.

Visit to Kents Cavern

Great visit. Fascinating site and genuinely learned stuff. They even put the lights out (briefly!). Much better than Wookey Hole and would thoroughly recommend.
Staff were all very friendly and lunch was simple but delicious.

Pashazade1976 Pashazade1976 Dec. 2022

Delightful cricket pitch and surroundings 

Visit to Cockington Country Park

We came here about 4 pm. Unfortunately the craft shops were shut but the cafe was open for excellent cakes and we ate these whilst watching a cricket match in the very pretty surroundings.

sheepygold Aug.2022

In the Local Area

Torre Abbey

Welcoming visitors for over 800 years… Torre Abbey is Torbay’s most historic building, an ancient scheduled monument dating back to…


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Torre Abbey
Kents Cavern Devon

Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top Stone Age sites, with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular…


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Kents Cavern