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The picturesque coastline of the English Riviera has always been a popular place to visit over the decades; historically, the area’s industry was primarily driven by the maritime and fishing industries, as well as local agriculture. Then, the rise of the industrial revolution and extension of the railway network down to the South West and deep into...
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Torquay and the English Riviera

Posted by on October 25, 2011
The South Devon coastline has always been a big attraction for visitors from near and far, partly for the areas breathtaking coastal scenery and partly because of its historical heritage. Most visitors head for the South Devon’s “English Riviera”, which is made up on the three coastal towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
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Agatha Christie and Her Torquay Heritage

Posted by on September 21, 2011
Picturesque Torquay Torbay and the English Riviera coastline has always been synonymous with the famous female crime writing novelist Agatha Christie, who was born in the seaside town of Torquay. In later life Agatha Christie returned to the picturesque Torquay and the English Riviera to buy a holiday property. This is where she spent most of the spring...
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At the height of the summer in late August, sees the return of the “Tall Ships” to the Devon town of Brixham and its harbour. This is one of the big events of the year, which gives visitors and residents of the town of Brixham a chance to experience a very special occasion when the Tall Ships visit this historical harbour. The event is managed...
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Celebrating Sea Life Around Brixham

Posted by on June 29, 2011
Celebrating Sea Life Around Brixham The picturesque coastal town of “Brixham” in South Devon is always a popular place for visitors’ and tourists alike, whether you are a day visitor or a seasoned traveller from overseas, the fishing port town of Brixham is surrounded by a nautical historical past. In the month of July see’s Brixham’s “Festival...
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Anyone who is a fan of the world’s most famous female murder mystery writer can now step back in time and experience for themselves the private home of “Agatha Christie”. The house known as “Greenway “ was the holiday home where Agatha was inspired to write many of her world best selling books and also the area where she set many of her stories...
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The English Riviera

Posted by on August 15, 2008
Dotted along 22 Miles of spectacular Coastline, the English Rivera is made up of three different resort towns: Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Now recognised as one of only 57 Global Geoparks, the story of this beautiful and dramatic coastal landscape began some 400 million years ago. A Geopark is an area with a geological heritage of significance,...
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