Coastal Cottages Out and About
Here are some ideas of things to do and places to go in the area.
KENTS CAVERN is one of the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain and the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe. It holds beautiful and geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some over 700,000 years old. To find out more about the unique history of the caves click here. It is just around the corner from Rosalia Cottage.
CARDEW MADHATTERS' TEAPOTTERY - the Cheshire cat perches high above the fabulous mural on the outside of the Bovey Tracey teapottery. a popular and unique old fishing village. In the 18thcentury many boats were launched from the beach and larger vessels sheltered in the bay. Some of these fishermen may have been involved in the smuggling trade which continued in Hope Cover until the 19th century.
TORRE ABBEY is Torbay's most historic building. Built in 1196 you can trace the 800 years of development from monastery, imposing home of wealthy families, to Mayor's official residence of modern day. There are many things to see at Torre Abbey including the historic dining room and family chapel. The art galleries contain a stunning collection of pictures, silver, glass and Torquay pottery. The most complete medieval abbey ruins in Devon and Cornwall, including the "Spanish Barn" of Armada fame. You can also visit the Agatha Christie memorial room, colourful gardens and palm house. Open daily April to November, 9.30am to 6pm (last admissions 5pm) - November to March, parties only by appointment.
The RIVIERA CENTRE incorporates the Waves Leisure Pool. If you are looking for entertainment and exercise for the whole family, be sure to visit Waves Leisure Pool ~ it's indoor family fun. Waves Leisure Pool is open every day and under 5's swim for free (Admission Policy applies, please call for details). With sloping entry into the pool, even the youngest children can enjoy the water and never feel out of their depth. All can enjoy the wave machine in this warm indoor leisure pool every half an hour. For competent swimmers over 5 (and mums and dads too!) the flume adds that extra excitement to your visit*. Friday nights and Sunday afternoons are 'Fun Sessions' in Waves Leisure Pool, complete with a giant water inflatable dinosaur and toys for the children.
AQUALAND is Torquay's new very own aquarium. Local marine life and exotic fish from tropical waters can be found here along with many species of reptiles and birds.
AGATHA CHRISTIE MILE AND TORQUAY MUSEUM - Discover more about this popular and intriquing writer by following this one-mile trail that leads to places she knew and loved: along the busy harbour and stretching along the palm-lined seafront and promenades. Torquay of course is where Dame Agatha was born in 1890, and in order to mark the resort's link with her, this special walk even comes complete with a mystery to solve. The Torquay Museum has undergone a 汬000 refurbishment thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund grant and will be a must see part of any visit to this popular seaside town. The museum unveiled the new Devon Farmhouse gallery and cafe, as well as the new Time Ark Gallery and Gift Shop. With its reconstructed Victorian farmhouse kitchen and parlour and farmyard scene, the new Devon Farmhouse armani exchange replica gallery will be a sure favourite with the children. The new Time Ark Gallery will house the natural science collections showing the evolution of the environment and habitat of the local area using hands-on interpretative displays. And Agatha Christie fans can use their own investigating skills on the updated displays relating to the world famous crime writer, who was born in Torquay.
TORQUAY GOLF CLUB - Visitors are welcome if already a member of a golf club with a Handicap Certificate. This 18 hole golf course is located in St Marychurch, Torquay.
BABBACOMBE THEATRE - Situated on the beautiful Babbacombe Downs, this 600 seat Theatre has an enviable reputation for providing best value entertainment and accessibility to all. Variety is still alive and thriving with up and coming stars performing as part of the country's longest running summer season. Come and see the stars, after all they will be famous soon!! Bruce Forsyth says: "The atmosphere in this place you can't beat it. Stay kind to it and treasure it all you can."
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