The English Riviera stretches for over 20 miles along the coast of South Devon and has long attracted vacationers to its string of boroughs and beautiful beaches. It includes Torbay, which comprises the towns of Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham, all of which face the English Channel. Each of these towns has its own sets of appeals beyond beaches, from historic abbeys and landmarks to marinas and zoos that the whole family can enjoy.

After strolling the seaside promenade in Torquay, fans of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple can visit the birthplace of 19th-century novelist Agatha Christie and further discover the places and settings that helped to inspire her greatest works of fiction.

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Where & what to eat in English Riviera

  • 10 Great Restaurants in the English Riviera

    There’s a smorgasbord of great restaurants in the English Riviera, from traditional British gastropubs to slick Michelin-starred digs. As one of England’s favourite holiday destinations, the lovely coastal region has a competitive culinary scene. Local restaurants cater to holidaymakers of just about every budget – you don’t have to spend big to eat well here. Some of the top English Riviera...

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Where to shop & what to buy in English Riviera

  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping on the English Riviera

    You’ll find a multitude of amazing places to go shopping on the English Riviera, from slick modern malls to antique flea markets and adorable gift stores. As one of Britain’s favourite summer destinations, this charming coastal region caters to shopaholics of every taste. Most top shopping hot spots gravitate around Torquay, the Riviera’s primary holiday hub. However, dig a little deeper,...

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Where to go & what to do at night in English Riviera

  • 9 Best Things to Do After Dinner in the English Riviera

    The best things to do after dinner in the English Riviera span from shopping at oceanfront arcades to hopping on scenic Ferris wheels. Travellers of all ages (and interests) will find something to do during the evening in this happening holiday region. Whether you’re a theatre lover, a cabaret fan, or a party animal, there’s a lively English Riviera shindig...

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