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“New and Old”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Town of Torquay

Town of Torquay
Ranked #2 of 11 Shopping in Torquay
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,295 reviews
627 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
“New and Old”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Like a lot of towns there's areas that need doing up but there is obvious signs of investment and improvement. Plenty of shops and attractions to fill holidays visiting. It's naturally hilly so this can be challenging but it's worth visiting for the seaside, harbour and tourist attractions on offer.

Visited July 2014
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  • Dutch first
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English first
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119 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“wheelchair/ pram review”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I am a wheelchair user and I have a baby in a pram too so this is a differnt look on the town from my perspective.

Disabled parking is readily available in all car parks but parent and child spaces are impossible to find!

the road crossings are so quick, they were changing back when I was only 3/4 through and thats on ALL the roads, regular widthand double, this was really awkward and difficult as I annoyed a lot of drivers by being on the road still when their lights had gone green.

there is only 1 ramp down to the beack on the paignton side so very long journey ahead of you if you want to enjoy the beach.

the town is right off the harbour and generally flat and smooth, there are a good variety of shops but no baby shops or charity shops but there is a primark and debenhams.

on the harbour there are plenty ofcafes and ice cream shops, bars and pubs.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank Kerri W
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Looking tired”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014

Torquay is still a nice place to visit , but is now looking tired around the harbour with most of the older buildings looking run down. Some money needed to improve the area

Visited June 2014
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Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not so good for the disabled!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

Why is there only one wheelchair access off Torre Road onto the sea wall and away from traffic! This is at the Paignton end and once on the sea wall walk it is impossible to exit at the Torquay end!! Also crossings, apart from one leading nowhere, across Torre Road into the park are not pedestrianized! This spoils what would, otherwise be, a [pleasant stroll along the seafront to and from the Marina. (Why is there no box below for a family with elderly relatives ?)

Visited May 2014
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“national express holiday to torquay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Just been on a national coach holiday to torquay £99 for four days what a bargain coach trip was 10hrs but the driver was very friendly and funny plenty of stops so didn't seem as long as it was hotel not the best but adequate for the stay beds nice and clean meals ok entertainment really good torquay beautiful place really has the feel of being abroad went on the eye scenery breathtaking also done a trip to dartmouth which was a lovely seaside place done boat trip would recommend this holiday great value for the mony

Visited April 2014
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