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Millenium Bridge. Connecting Torquay harbour to the Marina. The new Phase 3 development of the waterfront has just opened in August 2006, complete with a new sculpture. Torquay's harbour and marina is an exceptionally well maintained and beautiful place to be. Imagine a piece of home made cake, and a warm drink, whilst overlooking the marina ! What more could you ask !! 

Millenium Bridge.                                                                       Connecting Torquay harbour to the Marina. The new Phase 3 development of the waterfront has just opened in August 2006, complete with a new sculpture. Torquay's harbour and marina is an exceptionally well maintained and beautiful place to be. Imagine a piece of home made cake, and a warm drink, whilst overlooking the marina ! What more could you ask !! 

The gardens at Torre Abbey, hence Abbey gardens. This is only part of the garden, it is absolutely stunning, and can be seen in all seasons.

Abbey Sands Beach.                                                Five minute walk from the Newburgh Guesthouse  Remember, this is only one of over 20 beaches in the bay !!

View across Torbay, Brixham in the distance. Torbay has a resident pod of Dolphins, that can be seen in the summer !! Seals can often be seen in the bay too, basking on the rocks when the tide is out, or catching their lunch !!

Babbacombe beach.   This small bay is often visited by Basking sharks, and is a favourite with Scuba divers. There is an old pub here, overlooking the bay, a wonderful place to spend the evening, in the terrace garden overlooking the beach, watching the sunset !!!                               Remember, this is only one of over 20 beaches in the bay !!

The theatre on the cliff top at Babbacombe, breathtaking views can be enjoyed from here.

Tithe barn or 'Spanish Barn' at Torre Abbey       Torre Abbey was founded in 1196 as a monastery. It housed the premonstratensian monks of the order of canons and by the 15th century it was the richest monastery of the order in the whole of England. During the reign of Henry V111 the monasteries faced dissolution and in 1539 the fate of the Torre Abbey monastery was sealed. After this time it become a domestic residence to the then rich and famous !!! In 1662 it was the home of the Cary family until 1930. The Tithe Barn which stands next to Torre Abbey known as the “Spanish Barn”, was used to imprison 397 Spanish prisoners who were captured by the English Navy when fighting in the Armada in 1588. Their ship was towed to Torquay, and the prisoners were all held captive in overcrowded conditions. With a plague of Rats, Sickness and Disease very few of the prisoners survived. However, one of the Spaniards was given last rites on their deathbed by a local priest of the time, and it was discovered that the person was not a seaman at all, but a woman in disguise, who had been smuggled onto the ship in order to be with her lover or husband.
Her ghost has been seen reappearing in Torre Abbey Meadows near to the waterfront, drifting slowly back towards the entrance of the Barn with a very down and tired looking face.

The Cliff Railway at Babbacombe. It has been repainted this year in its original livery, and I believe it is 80 years old now. Takes you from top to bottom for those with stout hearts, personally, I'd have my eyes shut tightly as I dont do heights, missing the spectacular views to be enjoyed !!

Fairy's grotto. This tree forms the centre piece of a landscaped area within Abbey gardens, small paths criss cross beneath the tree, between rocks and plants. On a night time the tree is lit from beneath, it has to be  seen to be believed, it really is quite beautiful. According to my daughter, real fairies live in here !!!!!

The fountain in Princess gardens. These gardens stretch from the bottom of Belgrave Road right into the marina and harbour area, taking you past the pier, and theatre. A very pleasant way to walk into town from the Newburgh Guesthouse, a short level walk too.

The ornamental lake and fountain at Abbey gardens,five minutes from the Newburgh. The lake is lit on a night time, as are the gardens, with various colours, it looks different to the daytime scene, worth a look twice !!!

Torquay's Marina, redevoloped recently, and part of an ongoing redevelopment programme by the council. The clouds mark the joining of the land and the sea. 

Maidencombe beach. The decking area is part of a cafe, where a steaming cup of Capuccino and a piece of home made cake can be enjoyed whilst you watch the waves greet the sand. Remember, this is only one of over 20 beaches in the bay !!

 Oddicombe beach, viewed from the downs at Babbacombe, near the theatre. This is where the cliff railway lives. Remember, this is only one of over 20 beaches in the bay !!

Princess pavilion, part of the afore mentioned Princess gardens. Built around 1890, was originally the theatre, now a shoping complex. with a cafe perched on top, with views of the bay and marina.

Pitch and Putt on the seafront near Abbey gardens. Lawn bowls, crazy golf and tennis are here too.

If your'e feeling ppp-peckish, pppp-pick up one of these. Never have managed to unwrap one yet !! The penguins at Torquay's Living Coasts attraction, by the harbour.

Princess pier, viewed from Princess gardens, again built around 1890.

The 'new' Princess Theatre. We are happy to arrange a break for you, including a visit to the Theatre to enjoy one of their shows. They have something for everyone throughout the year !!

The seals at Living Coasts, the noisier neighbours of the penguins !! A discussion going on here about who really is the King of the castle !!

The tall ships visited Torquay in 2005, at the start of the Tall ships race to Santander in Spain. They are returning this year too. Quite a spectacular sight in the Bay !!!

 Torquay harbour. The water in Torbay is exceptionally clean, a beautiful clear blue, you can often see large grey mullet swimming in the harbour and Marina in the summer, and the occasional crab scuttling around on the sandy bottom !!

Watcombe beach. a steep hill, walking down through the woods,which form part of the coastal walk.In the woods you can find an old coach and horse turning circle, dating back hundreds of years. This beach is absolutely stunning, you get the occasional glimpse as you walk down, and the view opens up as you reach the beach. again this beach is a favourite with scuba divers. The man at the cafe can often be found doing his own  penguin impression. Again, one of 20 beaches in the Bay.

 Small really is beautiful !! This waterfall can be seen on the path that links oddicombe beach to babbacombe beach.

 
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