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Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens

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Hidden jewel

I have lived in Torquay all my life and last visited Torre Abbey 34 years ago. I took my teenage... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sandra C
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unexpected delight

We went here on the spur of the moment. At first we thought the price seemed a bit steep but we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
von1941
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Est. in 1196, Torre Abbey is a museum of history and art housed in an Ancient Scheduled Monument on the beautiful South Devon coast. Based in Torquay on the English Riviera, this family friendly Torbay Council owned museum and gardens is a centre...more
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Torre Abbey The Kings Drive, Torquay TQ2 5JE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have lived in Torquay all my life and last visited Torre Abbey 34 years ago. I took my teenage daughter and 4 grandchildren and paid £8 for myself and the children went free. We spent over three and a half hours in the abbey...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here on the spur of the moment. At first we thought the price seemed a bit steep but we decided to go anyway. The 800 year exhibition was amazing. Lots of interesting facts and things to look at. Then we went into the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice grounds and garden. Sun was shining so was a plus to be able to walk around the gardens. Was nice kids get entry free as doing a lot of site seeing spend a lot of money on entrance fees

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of varied exhibits about Torquay's history and the history of the Abbey and house. the gardens are really nice, don't miss the Palm house..

Thank linda_1313
matthewnewbury, Public Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Linda, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much. The gardens and palm house are indeed stunning, aren't they?

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place,bit of a rabbit warren. Bit of history, art and a garden with a superb glasshouse.

Thank Tiffin99
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks and we are indeed a great place for a rainy day - and hopefully a sunny one too!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had an incredible day at this venue, a wonderful w/wedding and everything was amazing. Lovely venue superb for photos and relaxing enjoying the company. The Spanish barn is a lovely venue for a reception. Staff all very helpful would recommend.

Thank Miriam S
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Miriam, we are so glad you enjoyed the recent wedding at Torre Abbey. The undercroft, gardens and the Spanish Barn are stunning aren't they!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great setting and a walled garden to look around. We went for an open air cinema screening and it was magical.

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matthewnewbury, Public Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Joe. The cinema nights were fantastic, weren't they! We can't wait to do them again next August.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we have just had our wedding here and could not have been more helpful and polite . thank you to all the staff who contributed to making our day amazing. would definately recommend having your wedding here xx

Thank Kelly F
matthewnewbury, Public Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Kelly, it was great having you guys here and we are delighted you had such a fantastic time. Congratulations to you both.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a wedding here, stunning location. Cannot think of a more perfect venue to get married for the couple in question.

Thank Adele H
matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is a stunning place for a wedding isn't it! We are delighted you enjoyed the special day so much.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An enjoyable afternoon spent in the gardens and the abbey.The robotic “Last Supper” was superb.Liked in the gardens the plants used to poison in Agatha Christie books.

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matthewnewbury, Guest Relations Manager at Torre Abbey Historic House and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, thanks Kitty. We are really glad you had such an enjoyable visit and managed to catch "The Last Supper." The Agatha Christie Potent Plants Garden is fascinating, isn't it. And strangely beautiful. We hope to see you again in the future.

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BerylW24
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Response from matthewnewbury | Property representative |
Hi. There's 800 year's of history and four floors and gardens to explore. The top floor is an interactive museum, with talking exhibits, video screens and other clever hi-tech ways of bringing history alive. You then have... More
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BerylW24
23 June 2017|
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Response from matthewnewbury | Property representative |
Hi. it's £8 adults, £7 for seniors, free for children and teenagers up to 19 years-old. Carers go free. An annual 1196 Club Membership is £16 for unlimited entry (£30 for a couple). You can also go in the gardens only for... More
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RichardBarkwaySmith
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Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
Its the local exeter brochure we picked ours up in dawlish warren has vouchers inside
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