The English Riviera
Torquay is the capital of the English Riviera. It is a unique place where stunning coastal scenery meets twenty first century living. And the Haytor Hotel is where they meet.
We are situated on peaceful Meadfoot Road, which leads from the harbour area to the beautiful Meadfoot Bay. Basing your stay at the Haytor Hotel allows you to combine the convenience of being close to the shops, restaurants and bars of central Torquay with having spectacular cliffs and bays just a few minutes walk away. It just depends on whether you turn left or right at our gate!
The Haytor Hotel has produced a series of guides to Torquay for its guests in Adobe pdf format which can be read, downloaded and printed by clicking one of the six buttons on the right.
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.
|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 includes several huge tanks featuring sharks, a turtle, sea horses, jelly fish and a wide range of other marine life.
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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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!
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.
|Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
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.
|Splashdown at 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.
|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.
View our interactive tour of Torbay
Enjoy panoramic 360° views of some of the beautiful scenery in Torbay, as well as some of the attractions in the area. This tour will give you a taster of what Torquay and the surrounding areas have to offer.