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Image Of The Month - August 2008
Torquay - South Devon
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Osborne Hotel (Left & Below)

Situated at the centre of an elegant Regency crescent, it overlooks its own six acres of beautifully landscaped grounds stretching down to Meadfoot Beach, together with stunning views across the English Riviera. The Osborne Hotel in Torquay, with its exceptional standards of service and quality at affordable prices, sets the standard you should expect and not simply hope for!

Many thanks to the Hotel for this image. - Hotel Website -

Osborne Hotel

 


Imperial Hotel Foyer

Built in 1866 The Imperial Hotel is a Mediterranean style resort perched on a cliff top overlooking Torbay. The Imperial hotel has breathtaking views of the English Riviera. From the luxury of the hotel you can watch the yachts sail by and the sun set on this stunning stretch of coastline. The hotel proudly continues the tradition of excellence in every aspect with its beautiful marble floors, superb dining and impeccable service. - Hotel Website -

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Imperial Hotel Torquay

 

Torquay lies 16 miles (26 kilometres) south of Exeter along the A380 on the north of Torbay, 38 miles (61 km) north-east of Plymouth and adjoins the neighbouring town of Paignton on the west of the bay. - Google Map -

Torquay’s population of 62,963 during the 2001 UK Census made it the third largest settlement in Devon. If the Torbay area, of which Torquay forms a third, were to be recognised as a city as incumbent Torbay Mayor Nicholas Bye has proposed, it would rank as the 45th largest city in the United Kingdom with a population only slightly less than that of Brighton, which was granted city status in 2000.

During the peak summer season the resort's population swells to around 200,000 [2] The town's economy was initially based upon fishing and agriculture as in the case of Brixham across Torbay, but in the early 19th century the town began to develop into a fashionable seaside resort, initially frequented by members of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars while the Royal Navy anchored in the bay and later by the crème de la crème of Victorian society as the town's fame spread. Renowned for its healthful climate, the town earned the nickname of the English Riviera and favourable comparisons to Montpellier.

Torquay's name originates in it being the quay of the ancient village of Torre. In turn, Torre takes its name from the tor, the extensively quarried remains of which can be seen by the town's Tor Hill Road.

(text from Wikipedia)

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Torquay Habour Bridge
Torquay Harbour

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Torquay Habour
Torquay Harbour

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Torquay Habour
Torquay Harbour

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Torquay Habour
Torquay Harbour

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Torquay Pavilion
Torquay Pavilion

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Torre Abbey

 

 

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