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Attractions in Torquay

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

  • 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.

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

  • Decoy was once a clay quarry but now supports a wealth of wildlife, with the main habitats found here including ponds, streams, fen, wet woodland and heathy woodland.

  • Dramatic fortified manor house

  • Doomsday book village surrounded by 460 Acres of parkland, woodland, and farmland.

  • Well preserved medieval manor house surrounded by woods and meadows near Newton Abbot

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