Attractions and History of Torbay.

Torbay is a borough in Devon which comprises of three towns Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.

44,000 to 41,500 years BC the first modern humans in North Western Europe settle in Torquay in Kents Cavern.

In the early 19th century saw the beginning of tourism in Torquay. The Napoleonic wars meant that the rich elite could no longer visit abroad and looked for local destinations instead. It was frequently used by the channel fleet which protected England against invasion by Napoleon.

During the 19th century Torquay attracted many visitors who came for health reasons to recover from illness.

The early part of the new century saw a change in the character of the town: in 1902 the first advertising campaign to bring healthy visitors to Torquay, rather than people recovering from illnesses was launched and Torquay changed from being a winter holiday resort to being. A summer holiday resort aimed at families from the industrial Midlands and north of England. After the Great War an effective advertising campaign by The Great Western Railway Company was responsible for making Torquay a major resort. The busiest day was on August Bank Holiday in 1938, just before the outbreak of WW2, when 20,000 passengers arrived in Torquay station, followed by 50 trains the next day

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Name of Attraction: Paignton Sands

Type of Attraction: Beach

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Name of Attraction: Preston Sands

Type of Attraction: Beach

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Name of Attraction: Torre Abbey Sands

Type of Attraction: Beach

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Name of Attraction: Meadfoot Beach

Type of Attraction: Beach

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Name of Attraction: Anstey’s Cove

Type of Attraction: Beach

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Name of Attraction: Oddicombe Beach

Type of Attraction: Beach

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Name of Attraction: Coleton

Type of Attraction: National Trust

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Name of Attraction: Woodlands theme park

Type of Attraction: Theme Park

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Name of Attraction: Paignton Zoo

Type of Attraction: Zoo

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Name of Attraction: Golden Hind

Type of Attraction: Museum

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Name of Attraction: Greenway House

Type of Attraction: National Trust

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Name of Attraction: Dartmouth Steam Railway

Type of Attraction: Steam Railway

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Name of Attraction: Babbacombe Model Village

Type of Attraction: Tourist Attraction

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Name of Attraction: Bygones

Type of Attraction: Museum

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Name of Attraction: Kents Cavern

Type of Attraction: Tourist Attraction

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Name of Attraction: Torquay Museum

Type of Attraction: Museum

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Name of Attraction: Princess Theatre

Type of Attraction: Theatre

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Name of Attraction: Cockington Court

Type of Attraction: National Trust

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