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Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Worth a Visit !

Enjoying a winter break by the sea in Torquay we spent an interesting, worthwhile afternoon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mikecollins1
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
A quality place to visit

Very impressed with everything at Torre Abbey.The museum is well set out giving you information... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara C
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Est. in 1196, Torre Abbey is a museum of history and art housed in an Ancient Scheduled Monument on the beautiful South Devon coast. Based in Torquay on the English Riviera, this family friendly Torbay Council owned museum and gardens is a centre...more
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Torre Abbey The Kings Drive, Torquay TQ2 5JE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoying a winter break by the sea in Torquay we spent an interesting, worthwhile afternoon visiting the Torre Abbey Museum. We had anticipated it to be all about looking at ecclesiastical architecture and a history of the monks; but it stopped being an Abbey hundreds...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We are working on getting the technical issue with the plates sorted at once (not as easy as you may think) and we look forward to welcoming you back one day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed with everything at Torre Abbey.The museum is well set out giving you information about the history through the years.I loved the dining room where you can hear the conversation and clattering of cutlery and the place settings come to life as if the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are delighted you had such a positive visit and thanks for the great review. And enjoy the plant!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at The Grand Hotel and the abbey is only a short walk away. From one side it looks like a grand house and from the other more of an abbey. The house started off as an abbey but when the dissolution of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi. Many thanks for your lovely review and thanks for popping over the road from the hotel. We hope you had a great stay in Torquay and pop in and see us again one day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Torre Abbey today to see the Torbay Rocks exhibition which has been widely advertised around the Bay. We had to pay the full entry price to the Abbey of £8 to gain access to the exhibition, which was all we went for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thanks for your review and sorry you thought the exhibition was disappointing. It was actually quite a big job to curate, sifting through thousands of old posters, tickets and photographs. We've had a lot of positive feedback, so we were surprised by your review....More

Reviewed 12 November 2018

My girls loved running around the gardens which contain ruins of the old abbey and greenhouses where plants of different tastes, textures and smells are gown. Inside the former abbey there's plenty of interactive exhibits and history of the area. The talking heads are fascinating

Date of experience: June 2018
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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Thanks for your review, and we are thrilled your girls enjoyed their visit so much. we try really hard to make the museum fun for youngsters.

Reviewed 12 November 2018

We took our grandchildren to visit the Abbey; they live locally but we do not. Once inside it offered much more than anticipated. The building itself, subject to many alterations (all explained) during its life time, makes the interior quite quirky with doors and alleyways...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Thanks for your review Graham and we are really glad that your visit exceeded expectations. Do pop back and see us when you are next in the area.

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Must be visited to be appreciated. A gorgeous park and museum. its so quiet and quaint with a fabulous mulberry tree! Very scenic and a great place to visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thanks for your lovely review Julie, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much. Thanks for sharing.

Reviewed 29 October 2018

We held our wedding in the beautiful Spanish Barn in the grounds in mid October. We were given excellent recommendations for companies to provide heating, entertainment services, catering and toilet facilities. All of whom knew the barn well and were easy to deal with. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi. Congratulations both and thanks for choosing Torre Abbey for your big day. It did look stunning for your wedding and we are delighted that you had such a positive experience. Here's to many happy years together!

Reviewed 27 October 2018

Attended wedding reception in Spanish Barn. Total fiasco in my opinion. Too cold in October, kept my coat on virtually throughout. Food very poor.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Hi Caroline. Thanks for your comments and we are sorry that you did not enjoy the occasion. We hire out a facility without heating (although do offer suggestions for companies that can provide heating in our wedding pack) while the food is sourced by the...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

This local authority is certainly one for fun, with multiple and occasionally confusing levels housing art and items of interest. There are areas for kids such as dressing up and a large family area obviously used for schools etc. The art works and numerous stair...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

Thanks for your review. The building is a bit of a maze because of its history and use as both an abbey and as a private manor house. However, as you discovered there is loads to uncovered. We really pride ourselves with offering fun activities...More

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BerylW24
23 June 2017|
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Response from matthewnewbury | Property representative |
Hi. There's 800 year's of history and four floors and gardens to explore. The top floor is an interactive museum, with talking exhibits, video screens and other clever hi-tech ways of bringing history alive. You then have... More
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BerylW24
23 June 2017|
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Response from matthewnewbury | Property representative |
Hi. it's £8 adults, £7 for seniors, free for children and teenagers up to 19 years-old. Carers go free. An annual 1196 Club Membership is £16 for unlimited entry (£30 for a couple). You can also go in the gardens only for... More
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Its the local exeter brochure we picked ours up in dawlish warren has vouchers inside
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