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Part of the Torquay seafront at high tide.

Torquay is a town on the south coast of England in the county of Devon which has extended along the coast of Torbay to the extent that it is now inextricably intermingled with the neighbouring town of Paignton. In the 19th century it became a fashionable seaside resort, renowned for its healthy climate.

The town was the birthplace of the crime novelist Agatha Christie.

It is represented in the English Football League Division 3 by Torquay United F.C.

It is the setting of Fawlty Towers, a famous sitcom made in the 1970s.

More information about Torquay can be found at Torquay is popular for self catering accommodation and English Riviera Holidays.