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St. Weonards Hotel

Torquay Centre

Known as ‘Queen of the Riviera’ in Victorian times Torquay possesses some of the best of the English weather and most sought after beaches. Stroll along the palm lined promenade watching the rows of graceful Victorian terraces and white villas pass you by or just lay by the almost tropical beaches as the sea gently rolls in. Enjoy an entertaining nightlife presenting theatres, pubs, night clubs and quality Continental foods from all around the world. Weather you’re looking for Cantonese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Spanish or even specialist seafood bistros and traditional cuisine tempt your taste buds in the English Riviera.

Torquay United Football Club

In May 1985, just six days after the Bradford Stadium fire, a third of the old grandstand was destroyed during an early morning blaze. Nobody was hurt, but as a result, the ground’s capacity fell to below 5,000. In the few years after the fire the ground saw little change. During the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, Plainmoor has finally seen some major changes. The old Mini Stand made way for the all-seating Family Stand, which also houses offices, the boardroom and the club shop, as well as the pub and restaurant Boots and Laces, and the 200 Club bar.

Berry Pomeroy Castle - Devon

This romantic ruined castle is situated in a picturesque Devon valley and steeped in local folklore and legend. The gatehouse and defensive curtain wall date from the late 15th century and behind them are the remains of an Elizabethan country house built C.1560-1600 by the Seymour family. Edward Seymour, first Duke of Somerset – also known as the uncle and governor of the boy-king, Edward VI – acquired the castle in 1547. On the wall of the gatehouse chamber is a 15th-century painting of the three kings bearing gifts to Christ. A fascinating audio tour is also available.

Dartmouth Castle - Devon

This brilliantly positioned defensive castle juts out into the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary, with the sea lapping at its foot. Begun in the late 14th century, the castle was intended to protect the warehouses and homes of Dartmouth’s merchants. It was one of the earliest castles built with the prospect of artillery attack in mind. It is said that Chaucer based The Shipman character in his Canterbury Tales on the colourful John Hawley – the merchant and mayor of Dartmouth who built the first castle on this site. Today, you can enjoy other tales of the castle as you journey through time from the Tudor period and the Civil War to World War II. Displays on the castle’s 600-year history add to the experience.

Teignmouth Golf Club - Teignmouth

WELCOME TO TEIGNMOUTH GOLF CLUB, DEVON. Thank you for your interest in our Golf Club. Dating back to 1924 and designed by Dr Alister Mackenzie, the architect of the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia U.S.A. on which the renowned annual U.S. Masters Golf Championship is played. Teignmouth Golf Club is a Limited Company with a Board of Directors and operates as a private members golf club. Visitors are welcome all year round and are required to pay green fees on entry. Set out on the high plateau of Little Haldon, over 800 feet above sea level, the course is unique in its situation, with breathtaking and extensive views. From the outgoing half we look down on Teignmouth itself, over the Teign estuary to the Devon shore as far as Berry Head.

Exeter Golf And Country Club - Exeter

Welcome to Exeter Golf And Country Club. We have a lively and competitive section which includes the Ladies, Seniors and of course an active and growing Junior section. Exeter Golf And Country Club was designed by the famous James Braid, Situated in the beautiful grounds belonging to the magnificent mansion which is now the clubhouse. Braid found the rich Devon soil perfect for golf and he took great care to leave some of the fine old trees intact. The Oaks, Limes, Redwoods and Horse Chestnuts helped him to lay out a magnificent golf course. It is an 18 hole par 69 (72 ladies) course. Over 6008 yards for men and 5552 yards for ladies. Other facilities include a large practice putting green, a chipping area and a grass driving range for use with your own balls.

Woodbury Park Golf Club - Exeter

For the past twenty years Rosanne and I have shared a dream that has now become a reality. Woodbury Park is a very special place. Situated in 500 acres of Devon's most idyllic countryside, we provide the ultimate standards of accommodation and cuisine with exceptional golf, leisure, banqueting and conference facilities. Where world class facilities and seamless service, blend with the renowned warmth and hospitality of the West Country. This magnificent championship par 72 course is set in stunning tree and lake studded parkland, with rolling fairways and USGA spec. greens. For the less experienced, the Acorns course presents a realistic challenge. Brush up your technique on the practice ground and driving range, or book in for some PGA tuition.

Bicton College - Budleigh Salterton

Bicton College is located a mere five minutes from the south coast with its selection of beaches, towering cliffs and seaside towns, and twenty minutes from the regional capital of Exeter, which with a touch of buzzy, big city atmosphere, a large student population and a thriving arts scene is one of the liveliest cities in the southwest.The citys long heritage means there are plenty of monuments and historical attractions to occupy at least a days sightseeing, and the excellent selection of bars, cafes and restaurants make Exeter a vibrant place to be after dark. (Lonely Planet Guide to Great Britain, June 2005)

Exeter Centre

Exeter is a stunning city and is the regional capital of the South West and gateway to the regions magnificent coast and country ensuring its place as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. A confident, exciting city, Exeter welcomes visitors all year round to share its captivating 2000 year history. Exeter was established as the most westerly Roman outpost in around AD50. Parts of the Roman walls still stand. When it was captured by the Normans in 1068 Exeter was one of England's largest towns. The ruins of the castle built by William the Conqueror from distinctive local sand stone now form part of the Rougemont (red hill) Gardens.

Westpoint Exhibition Centre

Welcome Westpoint Arena, the South West's leading venue for exhibitions, concerts, shows and fairs. Westpoint Arena is readily adaptable for large scale spectaculars such as ice shows, equestrian events, trade shows and exhibitions. The largest capacity multi-purpose indoor and outdoor entertainment venue in the South West. 4590 sq metre column-free exhibition hall (max concert capacity 7,500), all round level access, set in 150 acres of landscaped showground, 3 outdoor arenas, xtensive free parking, 1 mile from junction 30 of the M5 motorway, close to railway network and international airport, friendly, experienced staff always available.

Warren Golf Club - Dawlish

The Warren Golf Club presents a rare challenge – golf as it used to be. It is the only true links course on the South coast of Devon, sited in a National Nature Reserve. With water on both sides of the course and often a tricky wind the course can be demanding. The greens are excellent, the course natural. The varied plant life brings colour to the round whatever the time of year, and you are never far from the wildlife. The course is part of many major migratory routes, and there are many rare species to be seen. If you are lucky, you may catch sight of a fox, or a hunting stoat, and you will often see birds of prey hovering above the heather and gorse which line some of the fairways.

Victoria Park

A minutes walk away from the hotel is Victoria Park. Just the place to take a stroll, see the wildlife and walk among the gardens. Kids can play in the safe play park, whilst you relax and take in the scenery.

Paignton Pier

One of the few Privately owned Pier's left around our coasts. Admission is FREE with plenty to do when the weather is on the damp side. Or just stroll out to the end on a warm summer evening and take in the fresh sea air.

Paignton Beach

Only a minutes walk from the hotel is Paigntons main beach. Fun for all the family.

Paignton Harbour

Just a short stroll from the hotel along the Sea Front will bring you to the quaint Picturesque Harbour. Here you will be able to take Boat trip around the Bay, to Dartmouth or for those who enjoy Deep Sea Fishing.

Oldway Mansion

The home of Issac Singer (of the Sewing Machine) and his family. Now open to the public and used as 'Torbay's' Registry Office for Weddings. Splendid interior decor and wonderful gardens to stroll around.

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

Just the ticket, take a journey back in time alone the Paignton to Kingswear Railway, calling at Goodrington, Chuston and Kingswear. Pass over the Greenaway Viaduct and see the home of one of Devon's most famous residents Dame Agatha Christie. Take a round Robin Ticket and enjoy Train, Boat and Bus trip starting from Paignton to Kingswear (train) Dartmouth to Totnes (boat) returning to Paignton by Bus. www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk

Paignton Zoo & Environmental Park

The world at your finger tips. A great day out with plenty to see and do. Paignton Zoo is not just a Zoo, it is also well known for it Captive Breeding program and Conservation. Lots of the animals are now in open compounds with no bars so that you can see them as if you were in the wild. www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

Paignton and Torbay

Paignton has some fantastic attractions for the holiday maker to see. There is always plenty to see and do what ever the weather. From walks alone the sands for the less energetic or take to the Coastal path for some spectacular scenery.

Torbay is renowned for is mild climate and warm sea breezes blown in from the Gulf Stream. There are plenty of attractions to keep all members of the family happy, young and old alike. Here we have included just a few of the many on offer to you, to make your holiday as enjoyable as possible, so you return home wishing to return again and again.

More blue flag beaches than anywhere else in the country!

Torbay is the top resort in Britain for the number of Blue Flags and Quality Coast Awards, two very prestigious and highly regarded achievements which ranks our beaches among the best in the world.