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  • Sunny Days and a spring in your step

    Sunny Days and a spring in your step

    Spring has arrived the flip flops are out the sun cream is at the ready. We have put together some fantastic ideas to really put a spring in your step this Bank holiday weekend. South Devon is an incredible place to be even more so when the sun is shining. In every direction, the sun […]

  • Agatha Christie Mile

    Agatha Christie Mile

    In the centre of Torquay is the Agatha Christie Mile where each location associated with Agatha Christie is marked with a unique plaque.  Let’s start with the Grand Hotel where she and Archie spent their honeymoon, the Princess Pier where she rollerskated as a child, the elegant Pavilion where they enjoyed concerts, Beacon cove ladies […]

  • Poolside with Tom Wileman

    Poolside with Tom Wileman

    We all know the scene, David Hasselhoff running down the beach in slow mo, rescuing the damsel in distress, emerging from the water without a hair out of place, But what’s being a Lifeguard really like. We went “poolside” to chat to Tom.   Hey Tom, So how long have you been a Lifeguard for? […]

  • Grilled: Amy Wilkinson

    Grilled: Amy Wilkinson

    Apprenticeships are becoming ever more popular in the UK, coming in many different forms from accountancy to human resources. We caught up with Amy, a full time chef at The Grand Hotel, who started out as a Level 3 Apprentice in Catering and Hospitality.   What inspired you to become a chef? It started off […]

  • The Queen of Hearts

    The Queen of Hearts

    Tell us a bit about yourself and your company…. We are a group of 6 hotels based in the southwest owned by the Richardson Hotel Group. Mr Richardson himself has such an eye for beautiful, historic and unique buildings which offer a distinctive backdrop to anyone’s special day. Me.. I am ‘affectionately’ known as the […]

  • Grinagog Festival | 7th-9th April

    Grinagog Festival | 7th-9th April

    The Grinagog is and indoor festival running from the 7th to the 9th of April with a “no mud guarantee”. It involves 200+ acts on 15 stages across Torquay, one of which is the gorgeous Torre Abbey. The line-up includes Rat boy, Congo Natty, Rinse: it, Big fish Little fish, It’s a swing thing, and […]

  • Torbay Air Show | 3rd-4th June

    Torbay Air Show | 3rd-4th June

    The Torbay air show is back! The family event is returning to Paignton green on the 3rd and 4th of June for two full afternoons of flying and a ground display with military and air show trade stands. Following on from the success of last year, the air show hopes to create even more enthusiasts. […]

  • Torbay Royal Regatta | 18th -23rd August

    Torbay Royal Regatta | 18th -23rd August

    The Torbay Royal Regatta is a highlight of the summer events calendar. Made up of five days of exciting events, including sailing, 10k half marathon and rowing championships, concluding with a super-sized fireworks display visible from the Grand hotel. For more information visit the Torbay Royal Regatta website here. Looking for somewhere to stay during the event, […]


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    Gin Festival | April 2017

    Just the tonic for gin lovers as the UKs largest gin festival comes to Torquay's Riviera International Centre for the first time this April. Showcasing…