Torquay: The English Riviera
This beautiful seaside town in Devon is famous as a fashionable coastal resort. Known as the English Riviera, Torquay attracts visitors from far and wide and is just two hundred miles from the Medusa Juice Vape Shop in Peterborough. Enjoy a train journey through the English countryside or take a drive to the East and explore our incredible range of e-liquids. While at our story be sure to check out the selection of accessories and our new clothing range. If you want to keep up to date with all the latest treats, deals and contests we have to offer then I highly recommend a trip to one of our stores.
The area where Torquay now stands has been inhabited since the Stone Age. Archeologists have even found remains in the Kents Cavern cave system that are believed to be from the earliest modern human fossil found in northwestern Europe.
Over the centuries this part of the cost has drawn in a lot of visitors, just as it does today. Roman soldiers are known to have been here during the Roman Conquest of Britain. And Torquey is part of the southern coast where Viking raiders frequently attacked during the Anglo-Saxon period.
Over the centuries
Parts of what we would recognise as Torquay date back to the 12th century when Torre Abbey was founded. The historic building can still be visited today and is home to one of the largest art collections in Devon. Torquay developed from the Saxon hamlet of Torre and monks from the Abbey are credited with the building of the first fishing quay in the area. The name Torquay evolved from ‘Torre Quay’ over the centuries.
Torquay remained a modest settlement in an area of small villages and hamlets until the 19th century. During the Napoleonic Wars, the Channel Fleet used Torbay as sheltered anchorage and Torquay was frequently visited by naval officers and their families. Victorian Doctors recommended the health benefits of coastal air and bathing in salt water and Torquey grew rapidly during this period.
The seaside town experienced a second expansion after the construction of Torre Railway Station in 1848. With more visitors than ever before, Torquay began to encourage summer tourists and market itself as a spa town after the Marine Spa was opened on Beacon Hill. The spa offered a variety of treatments and popular big bands of the day played at the ballroom there.
Military hospitals were set up in the town during World War I to help recuperating soldiers from the conflict. Torquay was also used as a troop staging area during the war. Between the wars the town’s popularity as a coastal resort continued to rise and when World War II started Torquay hosted evacuees from London as well as American Soldiers before the Normandy Landings.
The scenic countryside
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Torquay has everything you could hope for from a traditional British seaside resort, including sandy beaches, family attractions and a host of fine dining and theatres. The different beaches along the coast offer something for everyone whether you’re looking for quiet relaxation or family fun. There’s even jet skis, boat tours and surfing for those looking to get out on the water.
As you would expect from a town with a rich past, Torque is filled with historic sights and museum. Bygones offers visitors a look back in time with memorabilia from different periods such as the Victorian era and first world war. Torquay Museum is home to the Agatha Christie gallery as well as Europe’s oldest human fossil and a range of other activities and displays intended for young and old alike.
Take a trip through Kents Cavern and enjoy this prehistoric cave system. Open seven days a week with guided tours, visitors can experience the remains of mammoth, woolly rhino and sabre-toothed cats. And if you’re looking for even more ancient wonder then Torquay’s Dinosaur World is a fun and interactive indoor exhibition with life-sized and scaled dinosaurs.
Quirky and engaging attractions are around every corners as you explore the town. Babbacombe Model Village is the most visited attraction in Torquay, a nostalgic look back at British life over the last fifty years and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The nearby Living Coast allows visitors to get up close with a variety of wild animals including penguins, otters, octopus and seals.
While taking in the picturesque surroundings of Cary Gardens on the seafront, visitors can enjoy the nearby shops and cafes. Or, if you don’t mind heights, you can ride the English Riviera Wheel and enjoy the view from atop this 60 meter tall big wheel.
As well as traditional seaside amusements, fun houses and crazy golf, Torquay has a superb collection of theatres and shows. The nightlife has something for everyone with a range of pubs, clubs and restaurants whether you’re looking for classic English fare or something completely different.
Until the next time
Torquay is filled with activities and sights to keep visitors entertained, not to mention all the stores including big high street names and intimate, independent boutiques. But while you’re enjoying the delights of the seaside consider taking a trip out to the Medusa Juice Vape Shop in Peterborough. Explore our amazing selection of e-liquids for the hottest deals and newest additions and while you’re there you can sign up for the latest competitions. And be sure to take a look at our new clothing range for a choice of stylish t-shirts and hoodies.