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Torre Abbey, Torquay: 10 reviews and 25 photos

  Torre Abby & Spanish Barn
by freya_heaven
 
 

Torre Abbey was built as a monastery in 1196, this prestigeous building has been well looked after over the past 800 years and is a delight to visit. It later became a family home to the Cary family, who played a major part in the development of Torquay. Apart from the house itself with its art galleries and Agatha Christie room, there are gardens and palm house to explore. Also within the grounds a Spanish Barn, so called as it housed Spanish prisoners from the Spanish Armada in the late 1500s. Torre Abby was bought in 1930 by Torbay council and is now the Mayors Parlour.

Admission is £3.50, opening times are daily between April1st to November 09:30 to 18:00.

Address:

Kings Drive, Torquay

Directions:
Torquay seafront

Phone: 1803 293593

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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