Why you should base your Bowls Tour in Torquay

Torquay is renowned as a holiday destination and boasts a number of excellent hotels. It is also a great base for a bowls tour with 10 clubs in Torbay and 9 other clubs within a 10 mile drive of Torquay town centre. Some coaches bringing a tour do not remain in Torquay for the duration of the stay. In those circumstances there are coach companies that can meet your transport needs for day trips as well as transport to bowls clubs.

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Eating out and Attractions

Bowls shop

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Torquay being a holiday resort, there are a large number of hotels catering for all requirements and price ranges. If your tour includes a game against us then the Belgrave Sands Hotel and Spa  couldn’t be closer.

Visit the Belgrave Sands Hotel web-site

Try these sites for further information; English Riviera Visitor Information Centre and Trip Advisor

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For those tourists who either travel to Torquay by car or whose coach does not remain with them for their stay local companies can provide coaches on a daily basis for transport to bowls clubs (parking can be an issue) or for day trips.

Public Transport

For local busses visit these sites

Stagecoach operate most of the local services   www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables

Route 12 runs between Brixham, Paignton, Torquay and Newton Abbot. Route 22 runs between St. Marychurch, Torquay, Paignton and Paignton Zoo. For the Hospital routes 32A and C start from Torquay Harbour.

For Cockington  take a torbaybus, route 62   www.torbaybuses.co.uk

To visit Occombe Farm use the Torbay Community Bus route 60   https://bustimes.org.uk/operators/torbay-community-bus

There are 3 rail stations in Torbay being, Paignton, Torquay and Torre. Local trains go to Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Dawlish Warren, Starcross and Exeter. From Exeter there are local lines to Exmouth and Barnstaple as well as the main line to Plymouth and beyond. More information from gwr.com


Eating out and Attractions 

What’s on in The English Riviera

The English Riviera – Things to do

Trip Advisor – Activities on The English Riviera

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Bowls Shop

There is only one in Torquay and can be found in the TLH complex.