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Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens

Torre Abbey The Kings Drive, Torquay TQ2 5JE, England
+44 1803 293593
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Interesting Historical House with Beautiful Gardens

We hadn't realised how close we were to Torre Abbey, while staying at a hotel in Belgrave Road... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chocolina25
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Definitely worth a visit

Parking is near by on the road or in a car park with a short walk. Wheel chair accessible with a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JanieGoTravel
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Est. in 1196, Torre Abbey is a museum of history and art housed in an Ancient Scheduled Monument on the beautiful South Devon coast. Based in Torquay on the English Riviera, this family friendly Torbay Council owned museum and gardens is a centre for creativity and culture with a seasonal programme of exhibitions, events and activities across visual arts, history and live performance. Kids and teens up to 18 years go free, and the 1196 Club offers adult membership with unlimited visits from just £16 a year. Reasons aplenty to visit today.
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Torre Abbey The Kings Drive, Torquay TQ2 5JE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't realised how close we were to Torre Abbey, while staying at a hotel in Belgrave Road. Literally across the road and into the park with a short walk to the Abbey and grounds. Entrance fee very reasonable, with the option to keep the...More

Thank chocolina25
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your great review, we really appreciate the feedback. Please pop back and see us again some time in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking is near by on the road or in a car park with a short walk. Wheel chair accessible with a lift to the various floors. There is plenty to see and read about the local area and the importance of the Abbey and its...More

Thank JanieGoTravel
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

hi Janie. Thanks for your great review, we really appreciate it and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Torbay Council deserve such praise for this imaginative, creative and fascinating development of an ancient site. Everything was so good - the attitude and enthusiasm of staff, the creative use of materials and the intimate and stimulating design of the whole. I hope residents of...More

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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Jon We really appreciate your fantastic review and I will pass it on to the whole team. Torre Abbey Museum is a treasure we are all passionate about, so thanks again for your kind words. Matt

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads to see. Interactive dsplay on top floor really interesting. Palm house fantastic. Agatha Christie garden interesting. Saving first floor for another day. Ruins open for roaming around at will. Morning coffee and lunch in tea room -excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable 4 hours spent in...More

Thank Sandra H
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sandra, we are really glad you had a great time with us and look forward to welcoming you back to see the 1st floor! And yes, the land train discount is well worth knowing about. Thanks again. Matt

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at Torre Abbey not knowing much about the place (the website was down) on a wet and overcast day. Parking by a modern leisure centre, we walked the short distance to the Abbey. Front of house staff were very friendly and helpful, advising us...More

Thank Miles124
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for your great review and we are over-the-moon that you had such a positive experience. I'll pass your kind words on to our staff and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a very wet day but what's inside the house can keep you occupied for hours. Loads of interesting information and the displays are fab. Our 15 year old son thoroughly enjoyed looking at the exhibits too. Lots of video, exhibits and art. Wish...More

Thank Helen N
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Helen, thanks for the lovely review and I will pass on your kind word to our staff. Thanks for drawing our attention to the sign at the Riviera Centre. One of my colleagues will go over there today and get this updated. It's great...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a wet and windy October afternoon. The Abbey and gardens were really enjoyable. Inside the Abbey are interactive information screens, animated characters, and lots of art displays, all centred around the Abbeys history, the wider development of Tor Bay and Henry VIII...More

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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi. Thanks for your review - we are really happy you had such and enjoyable visit with us. As you say, the nature of historic building like this means it can feel like a bit of a rabbit warren, but that's half the charm. We...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Didn't pay as we were so disappointed by Cockington, we guessed Torbay would have done its worst here, too. Pleasantly surprised by the lovely tea room and a free art exhibition at the Spanish Barn. A lovely afternoon spent in the sunshine at a lovely...More

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matthewnewbury, Public Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Hi. You must come inside next time!

Reviewed 1 October 2017

In the main building there is an interactive exhibition on the history of the abbey, which was interesting. However, one exhibit was running on a loop and it was overly loud compared to the others, which was a bit annoying. There is lots of information...More

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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. We will certainly have a look at the exhibits and ensure the volumes are balanced. Thanks for the feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again. The gardens look stunning throughout the year and there's always something different to see.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Despite living in Devon I had heard little about Torre Abbey previously. However, what a fascinating place! So much history and wonderfully presented, some of the best interactive displays I have seen. Start on the top floor and work downwards. Great cafe for a lunch...More

Thank Liz T
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Liz, thanks for your great review, it sounds like you had a fantastic time. There is a lot to see, isn't there. It's why we have made the entrance tickets valid for two days. We hope to see you again before too long.

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Beryl W
23 June 2017|
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Response from matthewnewbury | Property representative |
Hi. There's 800 year's of history and four floors and gardens to explore. The top floor is an interactive museum, with talking exhibits, video screens and other clever hi-tech ways of bringing history alive. You then have... More
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Beryl W
23 June 2017|
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Response from matthewnewbury | Property representative |
Hi. it's £8 adults, £7 for seniors, free for children and teenagers up to 19 years-old. Carers go free. An annual 1196 Club Membership is £16 for unlimited entry (£30 for a couple). You can also go in the gardens only for... More
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RichardBarkwaySmith
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Its the local exeter brochure we picked ours up in dawlish warren has vouchers inside
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