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5 Days
20th Nov 2023 & 6th May 2024
From £489

The English Riviera has been designated a UNESCO Global Geopark

The English Riviera is naturally inspiring and Torquay is a traditional yet thriving seaside town with its busy harbour, international marina, sandy beaches, iconic palm trees and wonderful gardens. It has been designated a UNESCO Global Geopark, filled with all the ingredients for a magical break - great beaches, wonderful coast path walks, fantastic attractions, fresh local fish and seafood, and beautiful gardens. 

Price is per person sharing a twin or double room and based on 30 passengers - 9 Singles at no supplement.

  • Itinerary/Excursions

    Torre Abbey Gardens, Agatha Christie Potent Plants Garden

    Do not touch! is the warning for all visitors to the Potent Plants Garden at Torre Abbey. Inspired by the life of crime writer Agatha Christie, the Abbey’s head gardener dug deep into the murky world of poisons, antidotes and remedies in Christie’s novels and created a garden featuring a variety of interesting plants that may cure or kill depending on one’s motives. Of course, it’s not really dangerous - the garden is designed to entertain - not provide murderous opportunities… This section is only a small part of the rest of Torre Abbey Gardens.

    Cockington Court, Manor House, Gardens and Village

    Cockington is a quintessentially English village with Saxon origins which attracts many thousands of visitors each year. Some of the quaint thatched cottages and buildings in the chocolate box village date back to the 16th century. Cockington County Park is a beautiful mix of picturesque well-ordered garden landscapes. Steeped in history, the Manor house dates back to the Domesday times. Learn about the powerful Cary and Mallock families who lived in the manor house and discover links to Agatha Christie who performed here. 

    Torquay, Royal Terrace Gardens and Princess Gardens

    Opened in 1894 and located on the seafront it has exotic palms, beautiful flowerbeds, and lawns. On the sea cliffs behind are the spectacular Royal Terrace Gardens known locally as Rock Walk with amazing views of the beach and the bay. It’s a network of delightful paths with subtropical Mediterranean planting throughout.

    Babbacombe Downs, The Cliff Railway and Oddicombe Beach

    The beautiful Babbacombe Downs has the highest promenade in England. A wide ornamental garden is laid out with the promenade, lawns and flower beds with seats and shelters that look out over the blue reaches of Babbacombe Bay. The Cliff Railway, is a great way to get down the cliff to Oddicombe Beach below.


    We can visit the very picturesque harbour town of Dartmouth. Perhaps take a trip on the Dartmouth Steam Railway (additional charge). 

  • Your Holiday Includes

    • 4 nights at the TLH Derwent, Torquay
    • Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
    • Babbacombe Model Village
    • Torre Abbey Gardens
    • Private coach travel
    • Services of an experienced driver throughout your stay
    • 9 single rooms at no supplement
    • Cancellation protection
  • Hotel Details

    TLH Derwent - Torquay

    If you enjoy a lively atmosphere where there’s always plenty going on, then the Derwent is the place to stay. You’ll find comfortable bedrooms, bright, modern bars and lounges and a friendly informal restaurant. The Starlight lounge is the main hub for TLH night-time entertainment and dancing – so there’s never a dull moment at the Derwent. Ideal for groups who enjoy being at the centre of things. Very popular with bowls groups.  TLH Leisure resort offers an unrivalled choice of all year-round leisure and entertainment with something to suit all tastes.  With a full and varied programme of daytime activities and night time entertainment, your group will never be short of something to do. With acres of options from swimming pools to pure pampering in the Aztec Spa we can offer every guest the freedom to choose from a wide range of activities to create the perfect holiday. The en-suite guest rooms have TV with radio channels, telephone, and hospitality tray.  A lift serves all floors.  (174 bedrooms – 3 ground floor)



  • Dates

    20th November 2023


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