TORQUAY 7 DAYS - REGINA HOTEL
Torquay is one of Britain's most famous resorts, situated at the heart of 22 miles of unspoilt coastline, often referred to as the "English Riviera". It has a mild climate, sparkling blue waters, and in its beautiful public gardens you will see sub-tropical plants and palm trees. Torquay has something to offer everyone: by day you can relax on one of the clean sandy beaches, explore the bustling harbour and marina and the excellent shops or if you are feeling more active there are lovely walks, or activities such as sailing, bowls, golf or fishing. By night you'll be spoilt for choice: there are theatres, night clubs, cabarets and discothèques and of course you'll see the lights illuminating the promenade reflected across the beautiful bay. The many local attractions include Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe Model Village, Kent's Cavern, Torbay Steam Railway and Cockington thatched village. Torquay’s harbour-side has recently been redeveloped and features Living Coasts, a fascinating wildlife attraction adjacent to the Regina Hotel.
TOUR OPERATES SUNDAY TO SATURDAY
Full Day Excursion to Plymouth & Buckfast Abbey
Crossing Dartmoor with its rugged scenery, we visit the lovely city of Plymouth with its modern shopping centre and famous Hoe extending to the Promenade along Plymouth Sound. We also visit Buckfast Abbey, famous for its tonic wine but also a living monastic community.
Full Day Excursion to Exeter
We travel through the attractive seaside towns of Teignmouth and Dawlish, then along the estuary of the River Exe to Exeter. Exeter is a city full of history - visit the famous cathedral and then compare the nearby Ship Inn which Drake used to frequent!
Half Day Excursion to Brixham
A short trip around Torbay takes us through Paignton and on to the ancient fishing port of Brixham.
Wonderfully situated on the harbour-side, with the principal shops and theatre a gentle stroll away. The ground floor was extensively refurbished in 2008. Part of the Regina is particularly interesting as the home for three years of the poet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 68 bedrooms with central heating and private bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels.
There is a newly refurbished lounge bar overlooking the harbour, air conditioned restaurant and bar lounge with dance floor and entertainment most evenings. Lift serves most rooms (except Barrett Browning's former house). Limited car parking with public car park across the road. Tel:01803 292904. AA 3 Star Rated
Note for clients with a mobility impairment: this hotel does not have any ground floor rooms and due to the historic nature of the building there are many changes of level on the bedroom floors. The Georgian part of the building does not have lift access. There are no facilities for charging mobility scooters. Please ensure you submit a Special Needs form if you have a mobility impairment.