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Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, Torquay

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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  • This place was a complete revelation. From the outside you would never believe just how much history, colour and interest is packed into one building. Normally I race through stately homes and houses ...  read more »
  • A must if visiting Torquay. Very well laid out and easy to learn of the history of the Abbey and Torquay. Gardens still had colourful flowers in bloom. Found the glass-houses of particular interest. 
  • What a lovely place steeped in history, Staff where friendly and welcoming, Price was excellent, Great gardens and green houses to visit with loads of interesting plants, Lots of historical artifacts ...  read more »
  • Excellent historical presentation using innovative visual displays. Don't show your grandchildren the full sized holographic display of Lord/ Sir Carey they have nightmares. Gardens looked nice but ran out of time as our party ( average age mid 60s ) spent too much time dressing up in monks habits and Elizabethan type dresses complete with wigs. Photos were taken !
  • I'm work gardens enjoyed and lovely place 👌🏽
  • Now that Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, on King's Drive in Torquay has reopened after rebuilding work it is a spectacular place to visit. You may need more than one visit to fit it all in. The heritage interpretation is first class and on a par with the best European museums. This is the place that first inspired the idea of crowd-sourced docenting. I will be taking my Masters students there in October.
  • Last went here about 10 years ago. Ok for a afternoon out. The ticket was for two days but we saw everything after 3 hours so we wouldn't go back next day. Council run, we felt it was over priced for what it was. The interactive displays however were very good and would keep children amused. The Spanish barn was not open and we was told by the officer at the till this was due to a shortage of staff. Won't be going back to the abbey for another 10 years at least.
  • A historical site that is well looked after, not far from the Seafront.
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