Local Attractions 20 Places to visit from the Norwood
Torre Abbey & the Spanish Barn:
Medieval monastry, family home, historic gardens - enjoy the history, architecture, art & peace. 2 minutes walk away!
Cockington Village, Country Park & Cockington Court: Thatched cottages, manor house, country park & craft centre. 5 mins by car, 30 minutes walk.
Prehistoric caves - 400 million years in one day. 30 minutes walk.
Torquay's coastal zoo. 20 minutes walk.
The very best of West End Musical Theatre, Drama, Music & Comedy. 15 minutes walk.
Agatha Christie's holiday home and homage to her life. 20 minte drive - excursions available.
Fabulous views, site of special scientific interest and a vistor centre with a cafe! 20 minutes walk from Brixham Harbour.
Travel back through time - Ancient Egypt exhibition currently in situ. 25 minutes walk. 10 minute bus ride.
South West Coastal Path
Torquay is located on the beautiful coastal path - walk to your heart's content.
Babbacombe Model Village
Beautiful models, gardens & indoor attractions. 45 minute walk, 15 minute bus ride.
Travel back to the 1920s jazz age at the home of the D'Oyly Carte family. Impressive house and gardens. 30 minute drive.
Last castle built in England, a remarkable fortress high above the Teign Gorge on Dartmoor. 40 minute drive.
Paignton-Dartmouth Steam Railway
The best way to travel to the naval town of Dartmouth. Train from Torquay Station - 7 minutes walk.
The Golden Hind
Full sized replica of Sir Francis Drake's famous ship in all its detail. 20 minute drive. No 12 Bus.
Experience the tranquility of a working monastery - beautiful abbey, gardens & shops. 45 minute drive.
Prepare to get wet! 20 minute drive.
South Devon Railway & Totnes
Steam trains, riverside walks, museum & Totnes town. 30 minute drive
Beautiful cathedral, caves, shops and big city sights. While away a sunny afternoon at the Quay-side. 50 minute drive/train ride.
Wild & wonderful national park with week's of walking. 30 minute drive.
A city by the sea. Famous for The Hoe & its dockside. 50 min drive/train ride.