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Torbay,

borough and unitary authority (1991 pop. 54,430), SW England. The borough comprises the towns of Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham. On Tor Bay is a noted tourist resort area, known as the "English Riviera." William of Orange (William IIIWilliam III,
1650–1702, king of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1689–1702); son of William II, prince of Orange, stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, and of Mary, oldest daughter of King Charles I of England.
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) landed at Brixham in 1688. A cave on Windmill Hill contains animal bones and flint implements from the Paleolithic period. An annual yachting regatta is held at Torbay, which also serves as a conference and retirement center.
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Torbay

 

a city in southwestern Great Britain, in Devonshire. Population, 108,700 (1973). Torbay, founded in 1968 from the union of Torquay, Paignton, and other cities, is the center of a seaside health resort area on Tor Bay, on the English Channel. Most of the population is employed in the service industry.

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Torbay

1. a unitary authority in SW England, in Devon, consisting of Torquay and two neighbouring coastal resorts. Pop.: 131 300 (2003 est.). Area: 63 sq. km (24 sq. miles)
2. an inlet of the English Channel on the coast of SW England, near Torquay
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Enjoy the English Riviera Wheel at Torquay, which soars high over the
The last Fawlty Towers was in 1979 and it's only in the last few years that the English Riviera has shaken that off.
Discover The English Riviera with a stay in Torquay with its lively waterfront, harbour, sandy beaches and bustling town centre.
SUMMER'S nearly over, but there's still a chance for family fun in Devon at Barton Hall, PGL's own adventure centre on the English Riviera above Torbay, with free places for kids.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Channel 4, 8pm Property gurus Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer (right) catch up with two couples who were keen to buy close to the English Riviera in Torbay.
Torquay, beloved of Agatha Christie, dubs itself the English Riviera.
In fact, there are 19 beaches to choose from in Torquay - the english Riviera has been popular since Victorian times with good reason.
Mercury Music Prize (announced Sept 6) best prices: 5-2 PJ Harvey (Let England Shake), 6 Adele (21), 8 James Blake (James Blake), Metronomy (The English Riviera), 10 Anna Calvi (Anna Calvi), 12 Ghostpoet (Peanut Butter Blues and the Melancholy Jam), 14 Everything Everything (Man Alive), Katy B (On A Mission), 18 Tinie Tempah (Disc-Overy), 22 King Creosote and Jon Hopkins (Diamond Mine), 25 Elbow (Build A Rocket Boys!), Gwilym Simcock (Good Days at Schloss Elmau).
The nominations are: Anna Calvi for Anna Calvi; Elbow for Build A Rocket Boys!; James Blake for James Blake; Katy B for On A Mission; Metronomy for The English Riviera; PJ Harvey for Let England Shake; Gwilym Simcock for Good Days At Schloss Elmau; Tinie Tempah for Disc-Overy; Everything Everything for Man Alive; Ghostpoet for Peanutbutter Blues and Melancholy Jam; King Creosote & Jon Hopkins for Diamond Mines and Adele for 21.
The company spokesperson said 'Many families have been taking advantage of early booking offers and at the moment our holiday parks in the South including the 'English Riviera' are the most popular showing a 13% increase in bookings on the same time last year.'
The day will provide an opportunity to explore the concept of a 'global geopark' by visiting two contrasting 'gateway sites' in the English Riviera Geopark around Torbay.
According to a report in the Telegraph, proof of the creatures' existence was found by experts at the English Riviera Geopark organization, who discovered large burrow holes that are said to have been made by the creatures as they traveled beneath the surface.