Trains to Torquay

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Torquay is characterised by a distinctive Mediterranean feel thanks to its palm trees, sandy beaches and the harbor full of yachts. Torquay is situated on the south coast of Devon, it represents the traditional English seaside resort. It became famous as it was the setting of the classic British TV comedy Fawlty Towers. Agatha Christie, the best‐selling novelist spent her childhood in her family home in Torquay. Torquay is on the Riviera Line that connects the seaside resort of Torquay to Devon. The town is 219 miles (354km) from London Paddington. Torquay railway station is composed by Grade II listed buildings with deep canopies on composite iron and wood girders that cover the platforms, trees decorate the forecourt in front of the main building. Outside the train station buses connect the station to the harbor and the town centre. The train station has two platforms connected by a wide footbridge. It is served by Great Western Railway that runs hourly services to either Paignton and Exmouth. On Sundays, trains are less frequent and most trains only run between Exeter St David’s and Paignton. A few long‐distance trains call at Torquay, especially during the summer months. Great Western Railway operate trains from and to London Paddington. A few CrossCountry services operate from and to Manchester Piccadilly via Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads. Passengers travelling to and from Torquay are required to change into main line trains at Newton Abbot. Book your train tickets to Torquay today and come and visit this traditional English seaside resort. Visitors travelling to the seaside resort by train will enjoy walking along Torbay Road the beautiful sea view before reaching the harbour and the main shopping streets. Visitors can enjoy the traditional fish and chips, cheesy chips in a cone, ice‐cream or a cuppa seating in one of the colourful seafront cafes.

Torquay offers a wide range of water sports such as paddle boarding, sailing or kayaking, there are also several day boat trips to choose from. Other activities available in Torquay designed to entertain visitors include: visiting the Royal Terrace Gardens ‐ known locally as Rock Walk, or walking along the South West Coast Path, or Agatha Christie Mile. Tourists travelling to the seaside resort are probably interested in outdoors activities, but Torquay offers several indoor attractions such as Kents Cavern, a fascinating prehistoric cave system, or discover all about the animals and habitats of British waters at the Living Coasts Coastal Zoo and Aquarium. Book your train tickets to Torquay today and start planning your holiday. Advance train ticket bookings allow passengers to save up to 43% on the original train fare.