Torquay exudes a continental ambience with luxury yachts gracing the harbour, golden beaches, swaying palm trees, elegant street façades and exotic gardens. Be sure to see Kents Cavern, a spectacular cave network that you’ll find just a short walk from Meadfoot Beach. Enjoy an al fresco cuppa at the Quayside or stroll along popular Princess Pier promenade where Agatha Christie roller-skated in her youth. Don’t miss Torquay Museum with its exhibition dedicated to the aforementioned Queen of Crime! You’ll be staying at the exceptional Victoria Hotel and you can look forward to taking your coach seat for excursions to Dawlish & Teignmouth as well as Paignton followed by a cruise on the Dartmouth River.
Dawlish & Teignmouth
Dawlish has a bustling town centre and a fantastic, long sandy beach from where you can take boat trips around the bay. Teignmouth boasts a traditional Victorian pier, a pleasant promenade, lido, pretty parks and a heritage centre.
We head to this historic city where you might like to follow the City Wall trail, explore the thousand-year-old castle or visit Northenhay Gardens. This fine city also boasts the attractive Quayside area and offers a selection of independent shops as well as trendy and traditional cafés.
Paignton & Dartmouth River Cruise
Enjoy a morning visit to pretty Paignton, home to a pleasure pier and quaint harbour. From here we continue to Dartmouth where we embark on a delightful cruise on the River Dart, sailing us past Kingswear, the Britannia Royal Navy College, the tiny village of Dittisham, Sir Walter Raleigh’s boathouse and Agatha Christie’s Greenway House (seven day holidays only).
This exceptional hotel is a fun-filled resort by itself. You’ll find indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a relaxing spa, gym, table tennis, ten pin bowling and snooker tables as well as a varied programme of daytime activities and evening entertainment. The fine restaurant features an elegant glass domed roof, the Windsor Bar has a south facing terrace and there is a charming conservatory.
GLENTON customers who rate the hotel either good or excellent:
Comfort & cleanliness: 92%