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Here is a list of books for Torquay that you may find useful.

If you plan to travel to Torquay you may be interested in some guide books and travel books that will help you plan your stay in Torquay and to find your way around. Click on any book for more information or to buy.

Torquay books: Maps

Torquay and Dawlish (Explorer Maps) (OS Explorer Map)
Torquay and Dawlish (Explorer Maps) (OS Explorer Map)

OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.

Price: £5.99

Publication: 15 Aug 2005

Torquay and Dawlish (Explorer Maps) (OS Explorer Map)   Torquay and Dawlish (Explorer Maps) (OS Explorer Map)

Torquay and Dawlish (Lamfold Explorer Map)
Torquay and Dawlish (Lamfold Explorer Map)

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The main advantages of this map are the geographical design of the sheetlines to capture the best local coverage, and the coverage of a larger area for value for money. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Price: £13.75

Publication: October 1, 2004

Torquay and Dawlish (Lamfold Explorer Map)   Torquay and Dawlish (Lamfold Explorer Map)

Torquay books: History & Heritage

Torquay & Paignton: The Making of a Modern Resort
Torquay & Paignton: The Making of a Modern Resort

Torbay in Devon has known human habitation from prehistoric times, when men lived in the limestone caves at Torquay and Brixham. Kent's Cavern has revealed extensive deposits of human and animal remains. Brixham and Paignton became villages at an early date, though there was little at Torquay before Torre Abbey was founded in 1196 and the monks built a small quay there. Brixham and Paignton, with St Marychurch, soon developed into fishing centres, the former growing to become the leading fishing port in the country, a position it held until the late 19th century with a great fleet of the famous Brixham trawlers that sailed to Newfoundland as well as around Britain. Torquay, with its beautiful wooded hillsides, harbour and secluded bays, grew throughout the 19th century into one of Britain's finest resorts, joining up with Paignton in the 20th century. The complex rocks of Torbay's geology provided material for buildings and for marble and terracotta products; Torquay potteries produced outstanding wares.

Price: £8.99

Publication: November 14, 2003 [Hardcover]

Torquay & Paignton: The Making of a Modern Resort   Torquay & Paignton: The Making of a Modern Resort

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