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Torquay and Torre Abbey Museum & Gardens

Torquay and Torre Abbey Museum & Gardens

The heart of "The English Riviera" and historic Torre Abbey Museum & Gardens - a great day out in South Devon!

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The heart of "The English Riviera" and historic Torre Abbey Museum & Gardens - a great day out in South Devon!

You can’t get much more of a ‘traditional British seaside’ resort than the vibrant and cheerful town of Torquay. Set at the very heart of the English Riviera on the South Devon Coast, Torquay is famous for its sandy beaches, family attractions and genteel Victorian appearance.

 

Torre Abbey is a historic building and art gallery - It was founded in 1196 as a monastery for Premonstratensian canons, and is the best-preserved medieval monastery in South-West England.  Founded in 1196 and built using stone from the very headland it overlooks, the Abbey’s story began when the sheltered apex, rich fertile land and proximity to the sea provided the founding medieval monks with everything they needed to establish their monastery. Today, as a museum and Ancient Scheduled Monument, you will discover beautifully presented heritage rooms, galleries, art exhibitions, interactive displays, talking portraits and videos which bring the colourful history and art to life. You will also learn more about the rise and the fall of the Georgian Cary Family, who resided there for hundreds of years. 

Sun 6th October

Strat from Chickerell 08:15 - Portland 08:45 - Weymouth 09:15 - Dorchester 09:45
Arrive Torquay 12 noon - stay for sightseeing and lunch. leave at 14:00
A short drive to Torre Abbey (arrive 14:20) - You will be greeted by a medieval monk with a brief introduction.
Leave at 16:30
Return to Dorchester 18:45 - Weymouth 19:15 - Portland 19:40 - Chickerell 20:00

Inclusive Coach Fare & Abbey Admission

£33 Adult, £31 Senior,  £22 Child

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Bridport Bus Station Bridport Bus Station, West Street
Bridport Toll House Bridport, Bus stop, Former Toll House Pub
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Poundbury QMSW Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading out of Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Winterborne Abbas Coach & Horses Pub, Winterborne Abbas
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites
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