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Torquay was declared the number one staycation destination in the UK by TripAdvisor in 2021.  It’s easy to see why with its own micro climate (known as the English Riviera), sandy beaches, stunning coast line, and myriad of things to do and see, not to mention the fabulous restaurants, theatre with top shows and the ideal location from which to explore the rest of south Devon.

The 25 Boutique B&B in Torquay is just behind the interesting Torre Abbey. A pleasant flat walk through their picturesque gardens brings you out on the sea front and just a short stroll from the main harbour where most of the shops, restaurants, theatre and swish cocktail bars are located.

Several tourist attractions are in walking distance, but car parks are well located if you prefer to drive. There are also regular ferry and bus services to local towns.

We have many leaflets on things to do in the area, and if this is your first visit, you’ll soon realise you need to book another trip as there’s never enough time to see and do everything you want.

If you’d like to start exploring the area now, have a look at our extensive Things to Do pages.

We are truly spoilt with the number of National Trust and English Heritage properties, museums, beaches, annual events, interesting towns, individual shops and fantastic food on offer. Come and discover the English Riviera for yourselves.  Lots of people don’t realise how many things there are to do in South Devon!


If you would like to explore a little further afield, you’ll find Dartmoor National Park within a 30 minute drive with it’s rugged tors, quaint villages and picturesque riverside walks.


If you are travelling by rail, we’re only about half a mile from both Torre and Torquay railway stations.  Hire cars are available locally.


Please note – Torquay was built on seven “tors” or hills. Although Avenue Road and the sea front are fairly flat, some areas of Torquay can be more steep so be prepared for a little light exercise! The 25 itself has steps up to the front door, and steps up to bedrooms and down to breakfast so we are unable to accommodate wheelchair users (See our Accessibility Guide for more information).

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