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Torquay
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Torquay

Torquay is a coastal town in Devon, England. It is located on the south coast of the county, and is the largest town in the area. It is situated between the seaside resorts of Paignton and Brixham, and is part of the English Riviera, a stretch of coastline that is known for its stunning beauty.

Torquay has a rich history, going back to the Iron Age when the area was inhabited by the Dumnonii tribe. During the Roman era, the town was known as Torre Abbots, and it was here that the Romans built a fort. In the Middle Ages, Torquay was an important port, and it was here that the first recorded shipbuilding in Britain took place in the 13th century.

Torquay has a mild climate and is home to a variety of wildlife. The town has a number of beaches, including the popular Meadfoot Beach, which is popular with tourists. There are also a number of attractions in the town, such as Torre Abbey, a medieval abbey which is now a museum, and the Torquay Museum, which houses a collection of artefacts from the town's history.

The town is also home to a number of festivals throughout the year, including the Torbay Carnival and the Torquay Regatta. Torquay is well known for its nightlife, and there are a number of bars and clubs in the area.

Torquay is a popular destination for tourists, and is a great place to visit for a day trip or a longer stay. There is something for everyone in the town, from its stunning beaches and historical sites, to its vibrant nightlife and festivals.

Excursion tips for a day in Torquay

As a tourist in Torquay, Great Britain, you can enjoy a day of fun and relaxation. Here are some of the activities you can do:

1. Visit the Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves and explore the underground labyrinth.

2. Take a stroll along the Torre Abbey Sands beach and soak up the sun.

3. Explore the Torre Abbey Museum and learn about the history of the area.

4. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride along the River Dart.

5. Take a tour of the Babbacombe Model Village and admire the miniature buildings.

6. Go shopping at the Fleet Walk Shopping Centre and find the perfect souvenir.

7. Take a tour of the Torquay Harbour and admire the views.

8. Spend an afternoon in the Princess Theatre and enjoy a show.

9. Sample some of the local cuisine in one of the many restaurants around town.

10. Visit the Living Coasts Wildlife Centre and get up close and personal with some of the local wildlife.

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The climate in Torquay

The climate in Torquay, Great Britain is mild and temperate. In the spring, temperatures tend to be mild and the days are usually sunny. In the summer, temperatures can reach up to 25°C and there is often a pleasant sea breeze. Autumn is mild and sunny with temperatures ranging from 10-15°C. Winter is mild and wet, with temperatures ranging from 5-10°C and occasional frost. Overall, Torquay has a pleasant climate throughout the year, with mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine.

Cruise weather for Torquay

Our weather forecast for Torquay 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
May. 30th 2024 May. 30th 2024 max: 16.2 °C
min: 12.6 °C
32.0 m/s
49.0 m/s
36.3 %
24.1 m
74.4 %
1,014 hPa
05:09:07
21:15:06
May. 31st 2024 May. 31st 2024 max: 17.7 °C
min: 12.1 °C
23.8 m/s
35.6 m/s
35.9 %
24.1 m
73.5 %
1,021 hPa
05:08:19
21:16:10
Jun. 1st 2024 Jun. 1st 2024 max: 18.1 °C
min: 13.6 °C
19.4 m/s
28.8 m/s
38.0 %
24.1 m
69.8 %
1,027 hPa
05:07:34
21:17:12
Jun. 2nd 2024 Jun. 2nd 2024 max: 18.1 °C
min: 12.8 °C
13.7 m/s
18.5 m/s
50.0 %
24.1 m
75.2 %
1,029 hPa
05:06:52
21:18:11
Jun. 3rd 2024 Jun. 3rd 2024 max: 17.6 °C
min: 11.9 °C
12.6 m/s
14.0 m/s
19.7 %
24.1 m
79.5 %
1,029 hPa
05:06:13
21:19:09
Jun. 4th 2024 Jun. 4th 2024 max: 17.5 °C
min: 13.2 °C
13.7 m/s
15.5 m/s
17.2 %
24.1 m
81.9 %
1,026 hPa
05:05:36
21:20:05
Jun. 5th 2024 Jun. 5th 2024 max: 18.0 °C
min: 12.5 °C
14.8 m/s
13.7 m/s
12.8 %
22.4 m
80.2 %
1,019 hPa
05:05:03
21:20:58
Jun. 6th 2024 Jun. 6th 2024 max: 17.5 °C
min: 12.6 °C
17.6 m/s
21.6 m/s
57.7 %
24.1 m
82.3 %
1,010 hPa
05:04:32
21:21:50
Jun. 7th 2024 Jun. 7th 2024 max: 17.5 °C
min: 11.7 °C
19.1 m/s
28.4 m/s
84.2 %
24.1 m
86.3 %
1,006 hPa
05:04:04
21:22:38
Jun. 8th 2024 Jun. 8th 2024 max: 11.8 °C
min: 9.7 °C
39.2 m/s
52.2 m/s
93.8 %
16.1 m
87.3 %
1,011 hPa
05:03:38
21:23:25
Jun. 9th 2024 Jun. 9th 2024 max: 16.0 °C
min: 10.9 °C
34.2 m/s
46.7 m/s
75.9 %
22.9 m
87.3 %
1,012 hPa
05:03:16
21:24:09
Jun. 10th 2024 Jun. 10th 2024 max: 16.1 °C
min: 11.7 °C
19.8 m/s
34.6 m/s
97.9 %
21.6 m
90.2 %
1,017 hPa
05:02:57
21:24:51
Jun. 11th 2024 Jun. 11th 2024 max: 16.4 °C
min: 14 °C
15.8 m/s
23.8 m/s
89.4 %
23.7 m
89.2 %
1,016 hPa
05:02:40
21:25:30
Jun. 12th 2024 Jun. 12th 2024 max: 18.4 °C
min: 12.9 °C
20.2 m/s
27.7 m/s
64.6 %
24.1 m
82.5 %
1,017 hPa
05:02:26
21:26:07

Cruises to Torquay

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Scheduled ship calls in Torquay, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jun. 23rd 2024 Sunday, 23rd of Jun. 2024 MS Deutschland 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 13th 2024 Tuesday, 13th of Aug. 2024 MS Amera 08:00 am 02:00 pm

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