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Torquay 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 it gained a nickname as the English Riviera so much so that coconut trees actually grow here.
Attractions include Babbacombe Model Village and is considered one of the best examples of a model village in England.
Paignton Zoo is situated in the nearby town of Paignton this is a top tourist atrraction and one of the best zoos in the country currently displaying animals in exhibits as close to their natural habitat as possible. This renovation has been made possible thanks to investment by the European Regional Development Fund and the zoo itself.
The Princess Theatre is also a popular venue in the town.
The town is also famous for the british comedy sitcom Fawlty Towers. The actual hotel is Gleneagles Hotel in Asheldon Road. John Cleese stayed at the hotel in 1971 and was fascinated with the eccentric behaviour of owner Donald Sinclair.
Cleese later described Mr Sinclair - who died in 1981 - as "the most wonderfully rude man I have ever met."
Fawlty Towers - based on the Gleneagles Hotel in the early 70s
The Monty Python team stayed in the hotel while they were filming in Torquay. Mr Sinclair is said to have thrown Eric Idle's suitcase out of the window thinking it was a bomb.
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