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Attractions in Paignton

  • Torbay's most historic building. Built in 1196 as a monastery, it is now the Mayor's official residence.

  • Ruined castle situated in a picturesque valley. Consists of a 15th century gatehouse and wall surrounding a 16th century Elizabethan country house

  • Well-preserved and beautifully sited 14th century castle juts out into the narrow entrance of the Dart estuary

  • Bayard's Cover Fort is a small early Tudor artillery fort, built to defend the harbour entrance at Dartmouth

  • One of the smallest zoos in Europe focusing on the smaller endangered species. Set in semitropical gardens, on the hillside above the village of Shaldon.

  • Modern zoo with conservation at heart. Zoo is split into six habitat themed zones with big cats, elephants, primates, snakes, lizards & birds and more

  • Wildlife hospital caring for sick, injured and orphan wildlife with a view to returning to wild as soon as possible. The centre is also an educational centre on issues facing wildlife.

  • Focusing on the conservation of coastal and marine life, enjoy the marine birds including penguins, and experience underwater viewing and interactive activities.

  • 150 acre farm including 40 acres of woodland and 15 acre gardens and nursery.

  • Offering a unique insight into life on board Sir Francis Drakes 16th century sailing ship.

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