22 Rathmore Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6NY
Tel: 01803 292032 Mob: 07736 948203
Bed & Breakfast in a Great Location in Torquay!
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Gainsboro Bed and Breakfast, 22 Rathmore Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6NY. Tel: 01803 292032
We are in easy walking distance of Abbey Park situated opposite the seafront, it is laid out with attractive ponds, formal Italian Gardens, also on offer are pitch & putt, crazy golf, bowls, tennis courts and a cafe. Sitting behind it is Torre Abbey and Gardens benefiting from extensive restoration the historic Abbey is an interactive delight to view, with beautiful gardens, a fantastic palm house, and art exhibitions throughout the summer. Further around the bay near the harbour is Living Coasts Zoo and Aquarium here you can discover creatures above and below the waves in this coastal zoo, don’t miss feeding time on Penguin Beach or spend time watching the playful otters and seals. Just outside the town is Kents Cavern one of the most important Stone Age cave sites in Europe, it’s open daily for guided tours with entertaining guides.
Admire the views from the Downs
On leaving Kents Cavern you are halfway to Babbacombe so continue on and spend some time relaxing on the grassy downs, or walk down to the pretty harbour and Oddicombe beach, don’t worry you won’t have to walk back up, Babbacombe Cliff Railway built in 1926, transports nearly 100,00 people each year up and down the cliffs. Another favourite is Babbacombe Model Village a fantastic life-
Visit the most photographed Village in the UK
A lovely 30 minute walk from Gainsboro is Cockington Village, Craft Centre & Country Park this quaint village has it all, thatched cottages, a rose garden, tea rooms and a pub, all set in 420 acres of parkland. Also horse & carriage rides, a Norman church, and craft centre which includes glass blowing and blacksmith. Just a couple of miles up the road is Occombe Farm an organic farm, where you can follow a nature trail, see farm animals, with various events all year round, the highlight being the annual Beer Festival and be sure to sample the goods in the farm shop and cafe.
Have a Family day out
Continue on to Paignton, with it’s long sandy beaches it’s an ideal day out. Visit
Paignton Pier with the traditional amusements, and let the kids play in the new Geo-
It doesn’t matter how old you are or what you are interested in you will find a huge variety of things to do and see in and around Torquay, whatever the weather!
Here is our guide to a few of our favourites, or use the search box to find out what’s on when you visit.
Take a Boat ride
From Torquay harbour you can venture out by sea on a boat trip, try your luck at fishing or seeing seals and dolphins on a wildlife cruise. Go further on a day trip to Dartmouth, or you can take a 30 minute boat ride across the Bay to Brixham. In Brixham visit the Golden Hind a full size replica which lets you experience shipboard life in Tudor England. You can go onto Berry Head a nature reserve in an outstanding location at the Southern tip of Tor Bay, great for bird watching, viewing the fortifications dating back to the iron age, coastal walks and fresh air! Or you can venture further on a day trip to Dartmouth, or simply go fishing in the bay!
Go wild on Dartmoor
Dartmoor is not just about the landscape; it's got ponies, tors, history and heritage.
It is a place you can breathe and see rare birds and butterflies, Neolithic monuments
and ancient woodland and farming on horseback. Dartmoor is also famed for picture
postcard villages with thatched cottages and rambling lanes see Widecombe-