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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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I remember reading in Q magazine that The Edge was a fan of The English Riviera so I have to love U2 now.
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.
At the same time I have been able to relocate my family down to Devon to enjoy a fantastic quality of life at the heart of the English Riviera.
During 2004, English Riviera based, Seafare Products invested in a new training and skills development programme that has resulted in improved staff retention, production efficiencies, quality systems enhancements and new product creations.
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.
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A number of instantly-recognisable landmarks are featured including Stonehenge, Lake Windermere, Dartmouth, the English Riviera, the Royal Albert Hall and Shakespeare's Globe.