Torre Abbey Historic House

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Torre Abbey Historic House: Part-gallery, part-museum, and part-historic house Torre Abbey. Visitors will receive the very special Torre Abbey welcome as they step inside this precious building to experience and discover 800 years of history. The Abbey has paintings from most periods, but is particularly rich in 19th century works. These generally reflect the taste of the genteel families, many from London, who bought villas in Torquay during the 19th century, in the days when it served as a fashionable winter resort.

Enjoy a guided tour and uncover the stories behind the Abbeys restoration, its history and the collections

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Torre Abbey is 10 minutes drive from most areas of Torquay, 20 minutes from Paignton and 50 minutes from Plymouth and Exeter.

From Exeter and the east
Follow signs for Torquay A380, then Torquay Seafront A3022. You will arrive at a 5 roads junction with the gates to the Abbey ahead of you. There is no parking in the grounds but you can take 2nd exit, Chestnut Avenue for parking at the front of the Riviera International Centre OR sharp right, Walnut Road for Torre Valley car park. Both are just 2 minutes walk from the Abbey

From Babbacombe, Paignton and other areas of Torbay
Follow the seafront and turn into Rathmore Road, immediately next to the Grand Hotel. Follow this road with the station on you left and you will reach the five roads junction - sharp left for Walnut Road, Torre Valley car park and straight across for Chestnut Avenue, Riviera Centre car park.


Torre Abbey is 10 minutes walk from Torquay Rail Station (not Torre). From the station head NE along the seafront then approach the Abbey along The Kings Drive.


The Abbey is 5 minutes walk from all seafront bus routes.


Opening times:
10:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:0010:00 - 16:00

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Address: Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery, The Kings Drive, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5JE, UK
Phone: +44 1803 293 593

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