The King's Drive, Torquay, Devon

The King's Drive, Torquay, Devon TQ2 5JE

Historic House Garden and Museum. Torre Abbey, Torbay’s most historic building complex dating from 1196. An ancient scheduled monument set within 17.8 acres of gardens and parkland. It’s an accredited museum owned by Torbay Council, home to a regionally important collection it’s been a centre of religious and artistic expression and hospitality for 800 years. The walled garden contains a Hartley Clear Span palm house and a cactus and propagation house. It is home to an important collection of botanical specimens including rare and endangered palm trees, a collection of cactus and succulents and local heritage apple trees. Some veteran trees grow in the parkland. Torre Abbey enjoys a prime seafront location in the Belgravia Conservation Area in the heart of Torquay. It comprises two Grade I listed buildings, four Grade II listed buildings, an historic garden and Palm House, and is a Scheduled Ancient Monument of national importance. The Abbey is the best preserved example of a medieval monastery in Devon and Cornwall. It also has one of the five most complete early medieval barns in England. The collection reflects its history and archaeology, including a nationally and regionally important art collection including work by the pre-Raphaelites and other 19th Century, artists and sculptors.

Opening Arrangements

Torre Abbey is open 6 days a week, Tuesday to Sunday inclusive from 10.00-17-00. Also open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

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