Torquay is a seaside town located in the county of Devon. This is the third largest settlement in Devon. Initially the economy of this town was highly dependent on agriculture and fishing. However it was in the nineteenth century that this town became popular as a seaside resort among the people in the United Kingdom. The members of the Royal Navy came frequently to stay in this place and this place gained much importance as a seaside town. The climate of this town is very helpful for the health and the town has got the name of the English Riviera.
Torquay is also popular because it is the home of eminent writer Agatha Christie. She stayed most of her life here. The town also has a landmark named Agatha Christie Mile. A tour is conducted for the tourists as the place has plaques which are dedicated to her works. Tourism is one of the primary occupations in the town. Kents Cavern, Living Coasts, Victorian pavilion, National Marine Aquarium, The Babbacombe Theatre, Friends fountain are some of the notable sites in the town which attract a large number of visitors.
The town has a number of schools and colleges catering to the education needs of the people in this town. The town does not have any university. The nearest university is the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth. The people of this town usually go to these universities to cater to their needs for higher studies and research facilities.