Torbay at War
Torbay at War
This circular walk meets outside The English Riviera Tourist Information Office in Vaughan Parade, Torquay TQ2 5JG. See photo
The walk takes us past the Pavilion, along Princess Gardens and Princess Pier, towards The Grand Hotel and Torquay station, before returning via Torre Abbey, over Rock Walk and around the harbour, finishing at Haldon Pier.
For every walker that join us, £1.00 will be donated to the South West Coast Path in support of their efforts in maintaining this wonderful route.
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Torbay at War tour
Love walking and Ive always been interested in the Second World War so Grahams' "Torbay at War" tour ticked both those boxes for myself and a... read more pal of mine. I always judge a tour by how many times you hear "wow i didn't now that" (or words to that effect) and Mark and myself uttered them on numerous occasions. Graham genuinely took us back in time and surprised us as to the high profile roll that Torquay in particular took in the war. We'll be booking another of Grahams' tours as soon as its safe to do so. Thank you Nigel
Graham’s Agatha Christie tour was utterly fantastic.
My husband and I didn’t know too much about Agatha Christie’s life beforehand, but it really didn’t matter. Graham was engaging... read more and enthusiastic throughout the tour which was so enjoyable. Even from the time of booking Graham’s communication was excellent and we felt reassured that we had picked an excellent guide.
We discovered during the tour that Agatha Christie was buried very close to where we live, so we stopped by on our way home to finish off our trip, pay our respects and say thanks to Agatha Christie for the service she provided to the world.
Thank you for a really great day, we look forward to seeing you again on future tours around Torquay!
A fantastic tour by Graham - he was so knowledgeable and his attention to detail was impressive. It was full of interesting and quirky facts and the treasure hunt for... read more the kids was a nice touch, which our 9 year old in particular enjoyed. As locals we were amazed by how many historical facts we didn't know and astounded by how much history there is on our doorstep.
The circular tour was enhanced by Graham's use of a tablet to show us photos and videos of places and buildings in their heyday.
We are a family of four (children aged 9 and 13) plus a dog and we all really enjoyed our afternoon which the drizzly weather didn't spoil. We'll certainly try one of his other tours soon.
We would definitely recommend English Riviera Walking Tours for people of any age - tourists and locals alike.
Excellent three hours spent in the company of the very knowledgeable Graham. He brought the story of Agatha Christie to life and he kept us all interested from start to... read more finish. Pay attention as he does ask questions! This was, by far, the best walking tour we have been on.
Loved the walking tour. I recommend it for any Agatha Christie fan. I thought I knew so much about her already but I did not. :) Graham was so well... read more informed and full of stories about Agatha’s life and about the history of Torquay in general.
Thoroughly enjoyed this walk as it was really interesting to find out the detailed history of the area from our fantastic host Graham. Secrets of Torquay and the surrounding... read more area were revealed that we would never have uncovered without taking this tour. Meadfoot beach is beautiful and following the coastal path to the harbour was stunning - thank you Graham for making this such a fantastic tour.
What a bargain this tour was! Graham is a well informed and thoughtful guide. We walked around the town and discovered areas that otherwise we would easily have overlooked. I... read more strongly recommend this tour, a pleasure and good fun. Comfortable shoes highly recommended
Graham Kerr was our guide, recommended by the Tourist Information Office. He led us on a 3-hour narrated walk in Torquay. We enjoyed it very much and learned a lot... read more of interesting stories of local people (mainly women!) that we will remember. Graham was knowledgeable and also warm and friendly, making the experience a highlight of our visit to South Devon. We highly recommend him!
Bruno and Sonia
An absolute must for both visitors and locals. Graham is a fascinating and knowledgeable guy who clearly loves what he does. Informative and entertaining for everyone, young or old, wanting... read more a really nice way to spend a few hours in great company. Thanks Graham.