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Torbay is a borough and a resort town located in the county of Devon in the south of England. It is situated on the south coast of the country and is bordered by the English Channel to the south and the River Dart to the north. It is made up of the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, and covers an area of approximately 30 square miles.

The area is known for its stunning natural beauty, with its rugged coastline, the picturesque beaches and the sheltered coves of Torbay, offering visitors a beautiful and peaceful holiday destination. There are also many attractions to visit, such as the historic Torre Abbey, the Paignton Zoo and the Living Coasts Aquarium, as well as a range of shops, restaurants and other leisure facilities.

The area has a rich history, which dates back to the Iron Age, when it was occupied by the Celts and later by the Romans. In the Middle Ages, Torbay was an important port and trading centre, and during the 19th century it became an important tourist destination, with the development of the railway and the construction of the Grand Hotel in Torquay.

In more recent times, Torbay has become a popular holiday destination for visitors from all over the world. With its mild climate and beautiful scenery, it remains one of the most popular destinations in the UK, attracting visitors from all over the world.

Excursion tips for a day in Torbay

As a tourist in Torbay in Great Britain, there is plenty to do in a day. Here are some activities to enjoy:

1. Visit the iconic Babbacombe Cliff Railway, an electric funicular railway that has been running since 1926.

2. Take a stroll along the picturesque Torquay Harbourside and explore the shops, restaurants, and pubs.

3. Visit the Torre Abbey, a historic monastery that dates back to 1196.

4. Enjoy a day at the beach and take a dip in the sea at one of Torbay's many beaches, such as Meadfoot Beach, Oddicombe Beach, and Anstey's Cove.

5. Check out the Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium, where you can observe sea birds, seals, and other marine life.

6. Explore the Paignton Zoo, the largest zoo in the Southwest of England.

7. Take a boat tour around Torbay and admire the stunning coastal scenery.

8. Visit the Kents Cavern, an ancient Stone Age cave system.

9. Spend an afternoon at the Bygones Museum, a Victorian-themed museum with a collection of vintage items.

10. Enjoy a day of shopping at the Torbay's many shopping centres, such as the Fleet Walk Shopping Centre and the Victoria Shopping Centre.

Experience Torbay with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Torbay. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Torbay

Torbay in Great Britain has mild weather throughout the year. In the spring, temperatures range from 7-14 degrees celsius and there is usually plenty of sunshine. In the summer, temperatures can reach up to 20 degrees celsius and there is very little rainfall. In the autumn, temperatures can range from 8-15 degrees celsius and there is usually some rainfall. In the winter, temperatures range from 3-9 degrees celsius and there is usually some rainfall. Overall, Torbay has mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Torbay

Our weather forecast for Torbay helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 20.1 °C
min: 14 °C
21.2 m/s
32.0 m/s
64.8 %
24.1 m
79.1 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 18.4 °C
min: 12 °C
17.6 m/s
26.3 m/s
67.6 %
24.1 m
83.7 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 19.8 °C
min: 14.7 °C
12.6 m/s
21.2 m/s
69.1 %
22.1 m
83.0 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 20.2 °C
min: 14.7 °C
17.3 m/s
19.1 m/s
77.5 %
24.1 m
83.3 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 17.0 °C
min: 12.8 °C
36.0 m/s
58.3 m/s
87.1 %
16.5 m
88.5 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 20.4 °C
min: 16 °C
29.5 m/s
39.6 m/s
80.5 %
23.8 m
87.1 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 18.4 °C
min: 13 °C
25.6 m/s
37.8 m/s
17.0 %
24.1 m
74.4 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 19.2 °C
min: 12.4 °C
14.4 m/s
24.8 m/s
56.0 %
24.1 m
73.1 %
1,025 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 20.2 °C
min: 13.1 °C
29.5 m/s
43.9 m/s
55.1 %
22.0 m
83.7 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 19.4 °C
min: 14 °C
27.0 m/s
42.5 m/s
35.8 %
23.8 m
73.2 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 18.1 °C
min: 13.1 °C
28.8 m/s
43.9 m/s
26.1 %
24.1 m
73.8 %
1,021 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 19.8 °C
min: 12.5 °C
20.5 m/s
29.6 m/s
76.4 %
24.1 m
71.7 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 20.9 °C
min: 14.9 °C
22.7 m/s
40.0 m/s
50.0 %
24.1 m
74.0 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 21.2 °C
min: 15.6 °C
29.2 m/s
43.9 m/s
40.4 %
21.5 m
74.7 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to Torbay

Would you like to travel to Torbay on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Torbay.

Scheduled ship calls in Torbay, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 MS Marina 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 2nd 2025 Tuesday, 2nd of Sep. 2025 MS Marina 09:00 am 07:00 pm

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