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Torquay, the most famous seaside town in Devon, has been a popular coastal resort since the nineteenth century. Renowned for its healthy climate, warm in summer and mild in winter, it is sometimes referred to as the English Riviera. Torquay, with a population of over 60,000, continues to grow and has expanded to the south west to join with the neighbouring town of Paignton. Its nine sandy beaches and high water quality ensure its continued success as a summer tourist resort. Other visitor attractions, in addition to theatre, art gallery, museum and golf course, include Kent's Cavern, an important stone age site; Living Coasts and Paignton Zoo; Cockington village; Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway. The map below shows the features of the town, its streets and houses as they were in the middle of last century. Click on a selected area of the map below to see an enlargement.

 Torquay Town Map

Map of Torquay

Old map of the town of Torquay circa 1950

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Torquay Map

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