About the Torbay Area

Torbay consists of a group of three coastal towns in the beautiful County of Devon, England namely Torquay, Paignton & the famous working fishing port of Brixham.

It was the Victorians who first put Torbay onto the tourist map. They built their stunning villas here and in fact Torbay was originally a 'winter destination' because of its mild climate.

Over the decades people from all walks of life have flocked to the Bay to spend their holidays and enjoy what it has to offer.

Torbay has a tremendous wealth of local wildlife. The rare and endangered Horseshoe Bat roosts in caves around Berry Head in Brixham. Regular viewing trips are organised so that you can encounter the bat in its natural habitat without disturbing it or the local environment.

For something a bit more spectacular  - and quite high up on a lot of bucket lists - Dolphins and Porpoises can often be seen playing in the bay. Take a boat trip to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures. But keep well clear of the Basking Sharks!

There are plenty of birds to be found in the area too. Sea birds such as Gulls, Cormorants, Shags and Guillemots are often spotted and there is a small colony of Kittywakes near by. There are Buzzards nesting in the Barton area of Torquay and just this week a Peregrine Falcon was seen eating a fat pigeon in the gardens of this very hotel!


Come and see for yourself!

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We stayed for 1 night at the Marquis. The staff are very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was superb and service excellent. The bar area and restaurant are very lovely with stunning views of the sea. Robinson199