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Getting There -- Frequent trains run throughout the day from London's Paddington Station to Torquay, whose station is at the town center on the seafront. The trip takes 2 1/2 hours. For rail information, call tel. 0845/7484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

National Express coach links from London's Victoria Coach Station leave every 2 hours during the day for the 5-hour trip to Torquay. For information and schedules, call tel. 0871/781-81-81 or visit www.nationalexpress.com.

If you're driving from Exeter, head west on the A38, veering south at the junction with the A380.

Visitor Information -- The Tourist Information Centre is at Vaughan Parade (tel. 01803/2112111; www.englishriviera.co.uk); open June to September Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 5:30pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm, and October to May Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 5pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.