Torquay, Devon – UK

Torquay, South Devon by night. (Photo by E Nagle, John Hinde Studios)

Torquay, South Devon by night. (Photo by E Nagle, John Hinde Studios)

Torquay ialah sebuah kota di pesisir selatan Devon, di utara Torbay, timur laut Plymouth, dan berdampingan dengan kota Paignton. Pada abad ke-19 kota ini merupakan kota pemandian, terkenal akan iklimnya yang menyehatkan

Set at the very heart of the English Riviera on the South Devon Coast, Torquay is famous for its sandy beaches, family attractions and genteel Victorian appearance. Made famous by the legendary comedy series Fawlty Towers, Torbay is distinctly Mediterranean and is a family favourite with plenty of attractions and things to do.

Torquay was a relatively minor settlement until the mid 19th Century when the railway linked it to the rest of the UK. The improved transport connections saw Torquay expand rapidly to cater for the area’s popularity with the Victorian’s desire to explore everything and everywhere, including the furthest flung corners of Britain. After the First World War the Great Western Railway Company extensively promoted Torquay, helping the town to become a major UK holiday resort.

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