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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.

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.

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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Accommodation guides are available from English Riviera Tourist Board at Torquay (01803 296296) and South Dartmoor Information Centre at Ivybridge (01752 987035).
For further details contact the English Riviera Tourist Board, Tourist Centre, Vaughan Parade, Torquay TQ2 5JG (tel: 01803 296296) or call in at your local ABTA travel agent.
DETAILS from English Riviera Tourist Board, Vaughan Parade, Torquay TQ2 5JG (Tel: 01803 297 428) or your local ABTA travel agent.
First Great Western in the United Kingdom offering train services from the London Paddington station to 11 cities across the country, such as Cotswolds, English Riviera, Exeter, Isles of Scilly, and Oxford, among others.
But there is free parking if you want to explore the English Riviera by car.
Price includes Private coach travel from your local area One night's stay with three course evening meal & cooked breakfast Visits to Cambridge & Norwich Ticket to Thursford Christmas Spectacular Torquay Turkey & Tinsel 20 November & 11 December 2015 4 days from PS139 Christmas doesn't have to come but once a year when you join our popular break on the English Riviera.
Discover The English Riviera with a stay in Torquay with its lively waterfront, harbour, sandy beaches and bustling town centre.
The electronic pop outfit Metronomy became the epitome of Anglo elegance and computerised cool in 2011 with the release of their third album, The English Riviera.
Price includes Private coach travel from your local area One night's stay with three course evening meal & cooked breakfast Visit to Canterbury Entrance to Leeds Castle & grounds Torquay Turkey & Tinsel 12 December 2014 4 days from PS139 Christmas doesn't have to come but once a year when you join our popular break on the English Riviera.
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.
Love Letters flaunts the band's musical versatility and their energetic but effortless insouciance allowed them to alternate from the new album to 2011's The English Riviera with ease, sometimes visiting their even earlier work.
This week, the property gurus catch up with two couples who were keen to buy close to the English Riviera in Torbay.