4 Reasons To Visit The English Riviera

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Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

If you and your family are animal lovers then you should take the time to visit this wonderful place. Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary are interesting, educational and a lot of fun. You can wander around the butterfly farm and otter sanctuary and see the new butterflies as they emerge into their new tropical environment. The otters swim freely in the specially built glass areas for them. You can even follow the otter keeper as he feeds them and learn as much as you want and need to about otters.

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Otter at the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary in Devon
Photo: Nilfanion via Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

Paignton Pier

The pier at Paignton opened for the first time for public use in 1879 and has undergone many different changes throughout the years since. It is situated at the centre of one of the best beaches in Torbay and is within walking distance from all the buses, station and town centre. There are various great things to do along the pier including all the latest slot machines, the Mega Slide, Beach Shop, Ice Cream parlour, dodgems, 10 pin bowling and so much more.
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Paignton Pier, English Riviera


Princess Theatre, Torbay

The Princess Theatre opened for the first time in 1961 and on the opening night top of the bill were the legends that are Morecambe and Wise and Tommy Cooper. It was built by the Torbay Council and is included in the plans for redevelopment of the seafront area at Princess Gardens. Before the theatre, there was a marquee that was erected on a yearly basis and was home to light entertainment. As anyone who has been to a seaside resort theatre will know, there is usually a Summer Season of shows including variety shows and light entertainment for different age groups.

However over the years, in addition to the usual fare, there have been 6 week runs of former West End shows such as Chicago, Grease, Blues Brothers Boogie Nights and Jason and His Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Whatever you fancy doing while visiting the English Riviera, you will never be bored. Even if you just want to take some time out and relax with the sea air and sound of the sea rolling over the sand at one of the many beaches.