Started by: Staffie (1057) 

Is anyone planning their summer holiday in Torquay or planning to holiday in the UK?.

Started: 9th Feb 2013 at 14:39

Posted by: thesurgeon (1445)

no, its not 1970.

Replied: 9th Feb 2013 at 16:02

Posted by: meccy69 (755) 

we was thinking off going combe haven paington think it is cause were going to america in november so just a week down there

Replied: 9th Feb 2013 at 16:38

Posted by: jackjoe (375)

going york and edinburgh, i've never been aboard

Replied: 9th Feb 2013 at 17:05
Last edited by jackjoe: 9th Feb 2013 at 17:05:39

Posted by: jarvo (29656) 

Torquay is a lovely place. Visit Babbacombe, the home of John Lee...

Replied: 9th Feb 2013 at 17:09

Posted by: tonker (21577) 

Edinburgh's abroad!

Replied: 9th Feb 2013 at 17:21

Posted by: johnlythg (inactive)

staffie, like a lot more places,if youget a bit of good weather there's nowt wrong with England

Replied: 9th Feb 2013 at 17:25

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Hear hear.

Replied: 9th Feb 2013 at 17:25

Posted by: kathpressey (5127) 

Torquay is very nice. handy for Paington and Brixham too. you can have a trip to Dsrtmoor. or visit towns like Plymouth, Totnes, Dartmouth etc

Replied: 9th Feb 2013 at 17:53

Posted by: bentlegs (4526)

Dont forget to go to Flowers Farm to see the shire horses, near Totnes,

Replied: 9th Feb 2013 at 20:22

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

stay at the Grosvenor. Check out Channel 4 8pm Sunday, Hotel.

Replied: 9th Feb 2013 at 20:40

Posted by: spiderwoman (856)

I have been to Torquay and it's lovely.

Replied: 9th Feb 2013 at 22:53

Posted by: aitch (5487) 

I went to Paignton 2 years ago with Shearings, although the ride back was a drag (due to a crash on the motorway) we enjoyed ever minute, you cant beat being driven everywhere and the trips out were good, I went to Torquay in the 70s with Walls tours and enjoyed that as well, only snag with Torquay, is with it being hilly, I have a friend who did 3 tours to Scotland last year and is thinking of going again, I quite liked the Centre Parc holidays, been 3 times up till now, Ive only been abroad twice, once to Florida, (brilliant) and Jersey (it was shut)

Replied: 10th Feb 2013 at 10:18

Posted by: dosco (inactive)

It's amazing what some people expect to see out of a Torquay hotel bedroom window

Replied: 10th Feb 2013 at 10:48

Posted by: piccyme123 (1395)

We are off to Straspeffer, in Scotland in a few weeks, its a long ride, close to Inverness, with Shearings coaches, great out of season bargain, and we're off to Italy, Lake Maggorie in September. Love the Italian Lakes Torquay is good, but, hilly, and close to other very good places to visit, take your bus pass if you have one, we always take our when on hols in U.K.

Replied: 10th Feb 2013 at 11:06

Posted by: dougie (4309) 

piccme, We go once a month with Shearings Nov/Jan/Feb/ in the winter months,not booked March/April yet I think you'll know why as you say there's some good bargains to be had plus there's four drinks a day included

Taken at Torquay 10th January 2013

Replied: 10th Feb 2013 at 12:39

Posted by: chatty (7589) 

Worked down there for a summer season back in the day, some great memories. Been through a few times since on work related matters, always a pleasure!

Replied: 10th Feb 2013 at 12:44

Posted by: kathpressey (5127) 

dougie when we're out and about we often see Shearings coaches and I say- there goes some Wiganers on a Winter break!

Replied: 10th Feb 2013 at 13:28

Posted by: barflag7 (1865)

My Mum's family came from near there and we stayed at the Elmdene B&B which was well located and good value. We went out to Totnes to look at the castle. A guy there said it had never been attacked. Which didn't come as a surprize to me judging from the parking situation.

Replied: 10th Feb 2013 at 14:37

Posted by: dougie (4309) 

Sorry just testing my uploading of photo's after getting help off the three amigos thank's a lot forgot to say where was we on the photo's last week

Tommy I've set it at this size for nowas you've shown me how to increase the size if need be

Replied: 13th Nov 2019 at 21:16
Last edited by dougie: 17th Nov 2019 at 21:06:55

Posted by: kenee (2077)

Plymouth, I went there a few times in the '80s, 90s. I used to stay at the Post House (just checked it's Crowne Plaza now). I went back there a couple of years ago, the Barbican is nice and the Hoe of course but the town centre is very run down now.

Replied: 14th Nov 2019 at 17:34

Posted by: priscus (8272)

Replied: 14th Nov 2019 at 17:44


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