Our 2021 Holiday
20th - 24th September 2021
Templestowe Hotel, Torquay.
Church Road, Torquay, GB TQ2 5UU.
We will again be staying at the Templestowe Hotel in Torquay, which has just undergone a major refurbishment during the lockdown period. Double, twin and single rooms are available.
Owned by Majestic Tours
As usual there will be a programme of visits on the Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday and all to areas we have not previously visited. Additionally, there is entertainment at the hotel every evening and some also like to avail themselves of the free bar in the evenings. Previous experience at this hotel has shown all aspects to be excellent.
Friends and relatives are welcome to join us on this trip.
The cost has risen slightly but still represents very good value at £339. This could be further discounted, depending on the numbers attending.
It would very much help if we had an early indication of numbers, as they must be confirmed and rooms allocated as soon as possible, especially considering that many people holidaying at home this year rather than travelling abroad.
As usual, a deposit of £50 is required, with cheques made payable to Majestic Tours.
English Riviera Attractions
Things to do in Torbay
Torquay’s Torre Abbey Sands
Torquay is famous for its world-class sailing with national and international races regularly competing in the stunning horseshoe shaped bay. Y
Some of Devon’s Very Best Attractions
Torquay has some of Devon’s best year-round attractions including the spectacular underground caves at Kents Cavern, 800 year old Torre Abbey with its Agatha Christie-inspired Potent Plants Garden, Babbacombe Model Village, Bygones plus Open Top Sightseeing Buses and much more. Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust has a big programme of delightful events .
Boat and Ferry Trips
You can get afloat and enjoy the breath-taking waters of Tor Bay with regular passenger ferries to the harbourside towns of Paignton, Brixham and Dartmouth plus fishing and wildlife safari boat trips.
Theatres and Shows
Torquay has a vibrant evening scene with a huge choice of glamorous shows, concerts, plays, musicals, ballets and comedies offering you top West End performances and the best of local am-dram. There are three theatres in Torquay including the Princess Theatre, which attracts the very best of the national touring shows plus The Little Theatre, homes of TOADS Theatre Company and historic Babbacombe Theatre with its wonderful musical variety shows and top visiting acts. In the summer months there’s a choice of open-air theatre performances at National Trust properties and at Cockington Country Park.
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay and there’s a famous International Agatha Christie Festival every year. You can also walk the Agatha Christie mile and discover some of the murder scenes described in her novels and see many of the places where the Queen of Crime visited as a local.
Strolling & Walking
Enjoy long leisurely strolls along the historic pier and promenade and take in the relaxed atmosphere. Walkers will love Devon’s stunning South West Coast Path with its jaw dropping views. You can take the beautiful coastal footpath right around the bay to Paignton, Brixham and beyond; it’s renowned as one of Devon’s very finest waterside walks. The whole area is wonderfully dog friendly and your best friend will love it. Why not plan a fascinating walk along England’s Seafood Coast?
There are some excellent shops and art galleries around Torquay’s attractive harbour area, plus the quintessentially Devon village of Cockington where you’ll find a vibrant, working craft centre set within the 18th century manor house of Cockington Court with its beautiful country park and tea rooms.
History & Heritage
Torquay Museum has some really fascinating exhibits plus a permanent Agatha Christie Gallery. A must-visit is 800-year-old Torre Abbey on the seafront in Torquay with its galleries and gardens including a medieval children’s garden, tropical glasshouses and a full year-round events programme.
Book an early interest...
With many British people deciding to 'Stay-cation' this year, we need to move quickly on this holiday break so if you are interested then please inform the Secr5etary as soon as you can.