5 days in Torquay, Brixham & Paignton Itinerary

5 days in Torquay, Brixham & Paignton Itinerary

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Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Churston Ferrers
— 1 night
Drive
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Paignton
— 1 night
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Torquay

— 2 nights

English Riviera

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Babbacombe Model Village has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Cockington Country Park, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Living Coasts, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kents Cavern.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Torquay tour itinerary maker tool.

London to Torquay is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Churston Ferrers.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Churston Ferrers

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Golden Hind Museum Ship, contemplate the waterfront views at Brixham Harbour, and then see what you can catch with Funfish Trips.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Churston Ferrers vacation planner.

Churston Ferrers is just a stone's throw from Torquay. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paignton.

Things to do in Churston Ferrers

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Paignton

— 1 night
Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in Devon, England. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park and then take in the waterfront at Paignton Pier.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paignton tour itinerary planner.

Paignton is just a stone's throw from Churston Ferrers. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Paignton

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Brixham travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Brixham is a small fishing town and civil parish in the district of Torbay in the county of Devon, in the south-west of England. Brixham is at the southern end of Torbay, across the bay (Tor Bay) from Torquay, and fishing and tourism are the major industries. At the time of the 2011 census it had a population of 16,693.It is thought that the name 'Brixham' came from Brioc's village. 'Brioc' was an old English or Brythonic personal name and '-ham' is an ancient term for home derived from Old English.The town is hilly and built around the harbour which remains in use as a dock for fishing trawlers. It has a focal tourist attraction in the replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship Golden Hind that is permanently moored there.In summer the Cowtown carnival is held, a reminder of when Brixham was two separate communities with only a marshy lane to connect them. Cowtown was the area on top of the hill where the farmers lived, while a mile away in the harbour was Fishtown where the seamen lived. Cowtown, the St Mary's Square area, is on the road leaving Brixham to the south west, in the direction of Kingswear, upon which stands a church built on the site of a Saxon original. The town holds a yearly pirate event which competes for the title of most pirates in one place and this draws visitors from far and wide.HistoryAlthough there is evidence of Ice age inhabitants here, and probable trading in the Bronze Age, the first evidence of a town comes from the Saxon times. It is possible that Saxon settlement originated by sea from Hampshire in the 6th century, or overland around the year 800.

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