Short Breaks in Torquay
Torquay - One of Britain's Best Short Breaks Destinations
Located on the magnificent Tor Bay on the south Devon coast, Torquay is an ideal destination for short breaks at any time of the year. Together with the towns of Brixham and Paignton it makes up the area that is often known as The English Riviera.
It has been welcoming visitors for over a hundred years and the area boasts an incredible number of attractions. These range from National Trust properties such as Coleton Fishacre, Greenway and Compton Castle to the quirky Babbacombe Model Village and Bygones in St Marychurch. Some of the attractions such as Kent's Cavern are of international importance whilst others such as Torre Abbey on Torquay seafront reflects the social, political and economic changes that have taken place in Britain over more than 1000 years. Paignton Zoo meanwhile is a great family day out with the added benefit that they are active in the conservation of rare species.
Torquay is a Short Break Destination at all times of the year
Because Torquay and The English Riviera are year round holiday destinations the vast majority of these attractions stay open all year round and this means that Torquay is an ideal short breaks destination whether it's spring, summer, autumn or winter. New forms of entertainment are also being developed and a number of businesses now offer activity based breaks - these include Reach Outdoors.
Good transport links makes Torquay and Ideal Short Breaks Destination.
Improved road links such as The South Devon Relief Road have made the area considerably more accessible and reduced journey times meaning that weekend breaks are a more appealing proposition than before. For those relying on rail travel there are superb rails services with almost all parts of the Country as well as superb value for money coach services. Inside the English Riviera area itself there is a high frequency bus service which is further complimented by seasonal ferry boat services, steam train services and taxi services. All of this means that car free breaks are a realistic possibility.
A unique micro climate prevents the English Riviera from the worst of the winter weather and the area remains remarkably mild in comparison with other parts of the country. The Victorians were early converts to the idea of a mild English Riviera winter.
Torquay has amazing world class accommodation that has become even greater value for money in an era of a weaker pound especially for guests hunting for a family friendly short break or holiday. Add to this a choice of superb restaurants, places of entertainment and shopping it is no wonder Torquay remains such a popular 21st century short breaks destination.
Visitng Torquay on Business
Torquay is not only a place of recreation but it is a place to do business too and many of the short breaks in Torquay are actually for business purposes especially when there are events and conferences at The Riviera International Centre. Click here for more information about conference and business accommodation.
Self Catering Holiday Apartments for short breaks in Torquay
Click here to check availability and rates (and to book) at our luxury Muntham Holiday Apartments and Town House. These apartments are a short distance from Torquay Harbour and town centre in the Wellswood area of Torquay. They are superbly located to explore all that The English Riviera has to offer.
Click here to check availability and rates (and to book) at our Bedford House Apartments. These apartments are located in the very centre of Torquay and are a five minute walk from the harbour and town centre. On offer are a variety of one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom apartments.
Click here to check availability and rates (and to book) at our Hesketh Crescent Apartment. This apartment is a three minute walk from the beach and is located in a beautiful Regency Crescent in the leafy Meadfoot area of Torquay. It is ideal for a couple wanting a relaxing, tranquil break with easy access to the beautiful Devon coastline.
You can also call us on 0791 905 1066 or on 01803 292958 for more information about all of the apartments and for availability and rates and to book.
Book your Christmas and New Year break in Torquay and celebrate the end to a difficult year. Enjoy all that south Devon has to offer all year round.
Late deals and discounts are avalable all year. Book direct for the best possible rates. Click here to find out more.
2020 will always be remembered as the year of Covid 19 but even in the midst of all the madness there are good reasons to get away and have a break by the sea.