Undoubtedly Kents Cavern is one of the most special caves in the country. The incredible geology and rich archaeological heritage of the cave has been astounding scientists and visitors alike for centuries. Records show the mysteries of the caves have been enticing explorers to venture into their depths since 1571. However, archaeological evidence and research reveals that people and animals have been visiting the caves for hundreds of thousands of years.
Kents Cavern is a gateway visitor centre for UNESCO's English Riviera Global Geopark. The Geopark reveals a geological story that goes back 400 million years and one which has shaped the landscape and cultural heritage of the area. Kents Cavern is a protected national site because it is by far the most important prehistoric cave dwelling in Britain. It is known around the world for its archaeological record of prehistoric human life in ancient Europe.
Take time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and visit this famous Torquay attraction to feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature. Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles, along with animated scenes and touches of English humour, capture the essence of England's past, present and future. All set in 4 acres of beautiful award-
Babbacombe Model Village Hampton Avenue Torquay TQ1 3LA 01803 315315
One of the larges Zoos in the UK with three thousand animals, five different habitats and acres of activities you’re in for a great day out at Paignton Zoo, but what will you tackle first? Do you cross the hair-
Is like a small Zoo based on the sea. It has Penguins, Fur Seal Cove and Octopus to mention a few. Beacon Quay, Torquay TQ1 2BG 0844 4743366
Greenaway ferries offer a range of cruise and ferry crossings. Their booking number is 01803 882811 or visit their stand at the base of the Pier, or at various stands around the harbour
1) Torquay to Brixham ferry
2) Sunset and illuminations from a cruise around the bay.
3) Site seeing cruise of Torbay
4) Torquay to Babbacombe stopping for dinner at the Cary Arms then returning
5) Torquay to Dartmouth Ferry
6) Cruise the river Dart from Dartmouth to Totnes.
Fancy a night out with a difference, come and join in Fat Freddys Boat Party's. Leaving from Haldon Pier in Torquay, large range of dates available, weekend tickets available at a discount Dress to impress,
To Dartmouth. The train leaves Paignton railway station, going along the coast behind the beaches so you can see the sea before turning inland then the following the river Dart into Dartmouth. 01803 555872
To Totnes. Catch the Train at Buckfastleigh, the train follows the upper section of the River Dart down to Totnes.
The famous, completely organised trip starts in Paignton, where you catch the Steam Train to Dartmouth. From Dartmouth you go up the river Dart to Totnes by a cruise boat. Then from Totnes back to Paignton by Bus. 01803 555872. Whole day trip