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Torquay

Torquay must be Devon's most famous tourist town, it has come in the top ten for TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards.

The iconic palm trees, busy harbour and international marina all add up to a true seaside experience.

Torquay has some fantastic tourist attractions. These includeg Kents Cavern, Britain's most important Stone Age site, which was home to early man for some 40,000 years. Torquay Museum, the oldest in Devon, was founded in 1844 by The Torquay Natural History Society. Living Coasts, a coastla zoo is built on Beacon Quay which has existed since 1680. Other attractions are the Babbacombe Model Village, which opened in 1963; the Babbacombe Theatre which opened in 1939; the Princess Theatre.

Torquay was the home of writer Agatha Christie, who was born in the town and lived there during her early years. The town contains an "Agatha Christie Mile", a tour with plaques dedicated to her life and work.

Torquay photo © Matthew Hartley, used under Creative Commons License

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