A short break away must innevitibly at some point involve a little shopping. Torquay has some great places to explore for momentoes or gifts.
Fashion, accessories and cosmetics etc.
Hoopers Department store occupies a prominent position on Torquay harbourside and following a recent refit has shrugged off a rather dowdy image and has become much more contemporary and stylish.
The ground floor is given over to accessories and cosmetics whilst the floors above are largely dedicated to fashion both ladies' and men's. There is also a small homeware and gift department.
There are a number of galleries around Torquay but perhaps the most interesting is The Artizan Gallery in Lucius Street. This gallery exhibits original works by local artists and has the added benefit of a small cafe at the rear of the premises
Whilst ebay, business rates, and rents have seen many antique shops disappear, Paignton does still have a number of antique shops which tend to be focused in Paignton old town along Winner Street. Some of these can be quite transient and the quality is not often of the highest but the fun is in the hunting.
Torquay's West Of England Auctions is long established and has monthly general sales. The items on offer can be very eclectic and won't usually be top drawer antiques but nevertheless prices are often low and there are bargains to be had.
There is also a Weekly flea market at Torquay Town Hall. This occurs every Thursday.
The Muntham Apartments are located in the leafy Wellswood area of Torquay and are ideally placed to access all that Torquay and The English Riviera has to offer. With accommodation ranging from the spacious luxury three bedroom townhouse, wonderful one bedroom accommodation and studios the Muntham Apartments have something for everyone.
The Hesketh Crescent Apartment is a Five Star romantic hideaway for two located in a stunning Regency crescent which is perched on a cliff overlooking the sea in the Meadfoot area of Torquay. Although the apartment itself does not have sea views, you are just seconds away from breathtaking coastal scenery.
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The Bedford House Apartments are a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments located close to Torquay harbour and town centre. Click the link below to check availability/prices and to book. You will always get the best rates by booking direct.
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The Kinbrae Apartment is a beautiful two bedroom apartment close to the centre of the Wellswood area of Torquay. It is ideally placed to explore all that The English Riviera has to offer. Please click the link below. Don't forget that booking direct gets the very best rates.
Back again for the summer and into the autumn, The English Riviera Wheel is a firm favourite with residents and visitors alike. At over 60 meters high, it offers amazing 360 degree views of the bay. The journey lasts about 12 minutes in total. The wheel can be found close to the Princess Theatre on Torquay seafront. Ticket prices - Adults £6, concessions £5, children £4. Family ticket £18.) Open 10am to 8pm and until 10pm on bank holidays and in school holidays.