Marstan Hotel - Torquay
English Riviera

Local Attractions

There are countless attractions in and around Torquay to keep the whole family entertained for weeks!

  • Paignton Zoo

    Paignton Zoo

    This famous zoo is a great way to view animals in their natural habitat. The zoo's emphasis is on conservation and environmental concerns and is sure to keep adults and kids alike amused and interested all day.

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  • National Marine Aquarium

    National Marine Aquarium

    Located in Plymouth, around 45 minutes drive from Torquay, is the National Marine Aquarium. One of Devon's most popular attractions, the Aquarium require_onces several huge tanks featuring sharks, a turtle, sea horses, jelly fish and a wide range of other marine life.

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  • Kents Cavern

    Kents Cavern

    These caves are officially the oldest recognised human dwelling in Britain. Take a stroll through the beautiful caverns and enjoy the same experience as your ancestors did, nearly half a million years ago.

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  • Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

    Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company

    Journey along the beauty of the Torbay coastline to the banks of the river Dart, on this full size steam railway. Enjoy a wonder around Dartmouth's picturesque town and waterfront, then a relaxing ride back on the steam train or a gentle journey around the coastline by ferry.

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  • Woodlands Adventure Park

    Woodlands Adventure Park

    Situated just a few minutes away from Dartmouth , you will discover the magic of Woodlands Adventure Park, a real treat for families, or the young at heart. The park has many exciting outdoor activities, enormous water slides, a toboggan run and many indoor and outdoor activity areas for all age groups.

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  • Bygones - Torquay Attractions


    Just a short drive from the hotel, you will find the popular Victorian experience Bygones. With a range of displays and interesting exhibits, taking you back to the sights and the sounds of the Victorian age.

  • Babbacombe Model Village

    Babbacombe Model Village

    Just a short drive from the hotel, you will discover the popular tourist attraction of the Babbacombe Model Village. With over 400 models making up a miniature West Country, and many special features throughout the year, it is a great place to spend a fun-filled afternoon, or a relaxing evening when the village is completely illuminated.

  • Golden Hind at Brixham

    Golden Hind at Brixham

    This replica of Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind, gives a real sense of what life at sea really used to be like, and portrays the sense of adventure to be had living in the 16 th century.

  • Crealy Adventure Park

    Crealy Adventure Park

    Situated just outside of Exeter, about 30 minutes drive away from the hotel, you will discover a theme park designed for the younger members of the family. With fun, small versions of the popular rollercoaster, pirate ship and log flume, combined with grassy picnic areas, inside and outdoor play areas, Crealy Adventure Park , makes for a fantastic family day out!

  • Living Coasts

    Living Coasts

    In July 2004, we saw Paignton Zoo's latest addition in the form of 'Living Coasts', a unique attraction with underwater views, taking you to the coastal habitats around the world. Situated on Beacon Quay, with spectacular views across the bay, it is a short walk away from Torquay's bustling marina.

  • Quaywest Water Park

    Quaywest Water Park

    The only outdoor water park to be found in Devon, and certainly the wettest fun to be had during your holiday. Choose from 8 of the flumes, catering for a range of age groups, with a separate swimming and paddling area.

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  • Amazing stay, extremely welcoming, will definitely return, many thanks"
    Nathan Barrett - Cardiff