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Torquay Collection

"Discover the Coastal Charm of Torquay, Devon, England" Nestled on the stunning shores of Torbay in Devon, England, lies the picturesque town of Torquay

Background imageTorquay Collection: Harbour, Torquay, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Harbour, Torquay, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTorquay Collection: A Typhoon makes a pancake landing, on the edge of a rock strewn shore near Torquay in

A Typhoon makes a pancake landing, on the edge of a rock strewn shore near Torquay in Devon. There were slight injuries to the pilot but no more

Background imageTorquay Collection: Provincial Airways Poster

Provincial Airways Poster
Poster, Travel by Provincial Airways, with a propeller above a red and black car, and details of the south-west coast route from Croydon to Plymouth. 20th century

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay tourist guide cover

Torquay tourist guide cover
Front cover of a guide to British seaside resort, Torquay, Devon, on the English Riviera, featuring an elegant group posed by a palm tree with the town lit up at night in the background. Date: c.1925

Background imageTorquay Collection: Thatcher Rock

Thatcher Rock
A picturesque glimpse of the weel-know Thatcher Rock at Torquay, Devon, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay Harbour, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Torquay Harbour, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTorquay Collection: View from Torquay Road, Teignmouth, England

View from Torquay Road, Teignmouth, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageTorquay Collection: England / Meadfoot / Torquay

England / Meadfoot / Torquay
A fine view of Meadfoot, a wooded bay, with the lovely Hesketh Crescent (1848), which incorporates the Osborne Hotel, at Torquay, Devonshire

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Torquay, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTorquay Collection: England / Torquay

England / Torquay
Torquay, Devonshire

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay town and marina, Torbay, Devon, England

Torquay town and marina, Torbay, Devon, England

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay town centre, Torbay, Devon, England

Torquay town centre, Torbay, Devon, England

Background imageTorquay Collection: Antique Map of Victoria, Australia

Antique Map of Victoria, Australia
Antique map of the State of Victoria, Australia, from 1867

Background imageTorquay Collection: The Imperial Hotel, Torquay, 1937

The Imperial Hotel, Torquay, 1937. From The Sphere - Coronation Record Number. [The Sphere, London, 1937]

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torre Abbey Sands beach, Torquay, Devon

Torre Abbey Sands beach, Torquay, Devon
Aerial view of Torre Abbey Sands beach, Torquay, Devon. Date: circa 1958

Background imageTorquay Collection: The Abbey from the Weir, Buckfast, Devon

The Abbey from the Weir, Buckfast, Devon
The Abbey from the Weir, Buckfast, Buckfastleigh, near Torquay, Devon, England. Date: 1920s

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay Harbour, Victorian period

Torquay Harbour, Victorian period

Background imageTorquay Collection: Moody seascape on the rocky shores of Torbay near Thatcher Rock, Torquay, Devon, England

Moody seascape on the rocky shores of Torbay near Thatcher Rock, Torquay, Devon, England. Winter (February) 2022

Background imageTorquay Collection: The Promenade, Torquay, Devon

The Promenade, Torquay, Devon
The Promenade, Torquay, Torbay, near Paignton, Devon, England. Showing the Sunken Gardens Date: 1920s

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay Harbour, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Torquay Harbour, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTorquay Collection: 1937 MG TA Torquay rally

1937 MG TA Torquay rally

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay Gardens, Torquay, South Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Torquay Gardens, Torquay, South Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay, South Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Torquay, South Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay, 1945 (colour litho)

Torquay, 1945 (colour litho)
931111 Torquay, 1945 (colour litho) by Newbould, Frank (1887-1951); 102x127 cm; Private Collection; Photo © Christies Images

Background imageTorquay Collection: Corbyns Head, Torquay, Torbay, England

Corbyns Head, Torquay, Torbay, England
Corbyns Head, Torquay, Torbay, Devon, England. Date: 1920s

Background imageTorquay Collection: Ansteys Cove, Torquay, England

Ansteys Cove, Torquay, England. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay, Devon - Princess Gardens & Vane Hill

Torquay, Devon - Princess Gardens & Vane Hill Date: circa 1930s

Background imageTorquay Collection: Babbacombe Beach at Sunset Babbacombe, Torquay, South Devon, UK. (RR)

Babbacombe Beach at Sunset Babbacombe, Torquay, South Devon, UK. (RR)
Alan James / SplashdownDirect

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torre Abbey Gardens, Torquay, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Torre Abbey Gardens, Torquay, Devon, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTorquay Collection: Postcode Sector Map sheet 3 South Devon

Postcode Sector Map sheet 3 South Devon
This Postcode Sector Map (sheet 3) displays all of the first part of the postcode and the first number of the second part, or Inward Code, (eg EX20 3) for south Devon

Background imageTorquay Collection: Thatcher Rock off the coast of Torquay in Devon, England. Winter (Janaury) 2024

Thatcher Rock off the coast of Torquay in Devon, England. Winter (Janaury) 2024

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay England Skyline

Torquay England Skyline
Michael Tompsett

Background imageTorquay Collection: Torquay England Skyline

Torquay England Skyline
Michael Tompsett

Background imageTorquay Collection: Grey's Lodge, Torquay (engraving)

Grey's Lodge, Torquay (engraving)
8627594 Grey's Lodge, Torquay (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Grey's Lodge, Torquay)

Background imageTorquay Collection: Gems of British Scenery: Oddicombe Bay, Torquay (colour litho)

Gems of British Scenery: Oddicombe Bay, Torquay (colour litho)
8659148 Gems of British Scenery: Oddicombe Bay, Torquay (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Oddicombe Bay, Torquay)

Background imageTorquay Collection: US soldiers march along the strand in Torquay. June 1944 prior to embarking on ships that

US soldiers march along the strand in Torquay. June 1944 prior to embarking on ships that will take them to the Normandy beaches. Circa June 1944

Background imageTorquay Collection: Beauty contest girls playing on the beach at Torquay, Devon. 7th September 1960

Beauty contest girls playing on the beach at Torquay, Devon. 7th September 1960

Background imageTorquay Collection: Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) male hovers over sea oak (Halidrys siliquosa)

Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) male hovers over sea oak (Halidrys siliquosa). Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, England, United Kingdom. English Channel. North East Atlantic Ocean

Background imageTorquay Collection: Cary Arms Hotel, Babbacombe, Torquay

Cary Arms Hotel, Babbacombe, Torquay. Date: circa 1908

Background imageTorquay Collection: Aerial view of Thatcher Rock island off the coast of Torquay, Devon, England. Winter (February) 2022

Aerial view of Thatcher Rock island off the coast of Torquay, Devon, England. Winter (February) 2022

Background imageTorquay Collection: Thatcher Rock off the coast of Torquay, Devon, England. Winter (February) 2022

Thatcher Rock off the coast of Torquay, Devon, England. Winter (February) 2022

Background imageTorquay Collection: UK, England, Devon, Torbay, Torquay, Torquay Princess Pier

UK, England, Devon, Torbay, Torquay, Torquay Princess Pier

Background imageTorquay Collection: England, Devon, Torquay, Torquay Harbour

England, Devon, Torquay, Torquay Harbour

Background imageTorquay Collection: England, Devon, Torquay, Torquay Harbour Bridge and Town Skyline

England, Devon, Torquay, Torquay Harbour Bridge and Town Skyline

Background imageTorquay Collection: England, Devon, Torquay, Babbacombe, Babbacombe Cliff Railway

England, Devon, Torquay, Babbacombe, Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Background imageTorquay Collection: England, Devon, Torquay, Sunrise Over Torbay

England, Devon, Torquay, Sunrise Over Torbay

Background imageTorquay Collection: England, Devon, Torquay, The Princess Gardens, Victorian Fountain

England, Devon, Torquay, The Princess Gardens, Victorian Fountain

Background imageTorquay Collection: Plainmoor Going to the Match - Torquay United FC

Plainmoor Going to the Match - Torquay United FC
Plainmoor is an association football stadium located in the Plainmoor suburb of Torquay, Devon, England. Since 1921, the stadium has been the home of Torquay United Football Club




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"Discover the Coastal Charm of Torquay, Devon, England" Nestled on the stunning shores of Torbay in Devon, England, lies the picturesque town of Torquay. With its vibrant harbor and breathtaking views, this coastal gem is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a quintessential British experience. As you wander along the edge of the rock-strewn shore near Torquay, you may witness an extraordinary sight – a Typhoon making a pancake landing. This thrilling display adds to the excitement and allure that surrounds this enchanting town. The cover of any Torquay tourist guide would undoubtedly feature Thatcher Rock - an iconic landmark that stands proudly in the glistening waters. Its imposing presence serves as a reminder of both nature's power and beauty. Exploring further into Torquay reveals its rich history and cultural heritage. From quaint streets lined with charming shops to historic buildings that tell tales from centuries past, every corner exudes old-world charm. For beach lovers seeking relaxation or adventure seekers craving water sports activities, Babbacombe Beach and Oddicombe Beach are idyllic spots to soak up some sun or dive into thrilling aquatic escapades. Climbing higher up towards Teignmouth Road rewards visitors with awe-inspiring panoramic views that stretch across land and sea. The vista captures not only the beauty but also showcases neighboring towns like Teignmouth in all their glory. Torquay Harbour is another highlight worth exploring during your visit. Watch as fishing boats bob gently on sparkling blue waters while enjoying fresh seafood delicacies at one of the many waterfront restaurants nearby. Meadfoot offers tranquility amidst nature's splendor - enjoy peaceful walks along its serene coastline or simply take in breathtaking vistas from vantage points overlooking this hidden treasure within Torquay. No trip to Torquay would be complete without experiencing its lively marina scene.