Things to do

Orestone Manor is a place to relax. We provide comfort, great service, and fine food, in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Our bar and restaurant are popular with locals as well as residents, and have a warm buzz to them most evenings, without ever being boisterous.

There are lots of interesting things to see and do in the local area. Our team will be happy to make suggestions, and we have added a selection of Devon's delights on this page.

If you would like to arrange a guided tour around attractions and locations nearby, we have a fantastic local tour guide Alex Graeme, who can offer a range of regular tours or a completely bespoke tour just for you. Just contact Alex at Unique Devon Tours to discuss your requirements - you can find his website here.

Rock Solid Coasteering

Feeling Fearless? Rock Solid Coasteering will get your adrenalin pumping as you learn how to boulder over tricky coastal terrain combining a variety of skills - swimming, jumping,...

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Yacht Charter Devon

Yacht Charter Devon is a Torquay based company offering skippered yacht charters around some of Devon's most stunning sailing destinations. Prices start from just £495.00 for...

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Torquay Golf Club

Within walking distance of Orestone Manor or a short drive, is the stunning Torquay Golf Club. Founded in 1909, this thriving members club presents a first class parkland layout...

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This thousand year old farm outside of Totnes produces world-renowned, award-wining fine wines and cheeses, and provide tasting sessions in the winery, special tours of the vineyard,...

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South Devon Railway

Just half an hour away, the South Devon Railway is one of the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the region. The line...

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The Virtual Jet Centre

Take the controls of a Boeing 737 motion flight simulator with the Virtual Jet Centre - an amazing experience whether you have flown before or not! Run by professional pilots,...

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Torquay Stand Up Paddle School

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a great way to stay in shape even without waves, it provides a fun way for weight loss, core stability, racing, endurance, wave riding, exploration,...

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Torbay Fishing

Run by experienced fisherman Simon Day, Torbay Fishing offers full training session for new and inexperienced shore and sea anglers of all ages and ranges. Simon will teach you...

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Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens

Featured on the BBC, this spectacular show-stopper for all ages will make you feel 10-foot tall at this world-famous model village as you explore four acres of award-winning gardens...

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Explore Kents Cavern

Step back to the Stone Age discovering Britain's oldest home exploring a cave system occupied by prehistoric man, hyenas and cave bears. Whether it's 'hunting for Ice Age beasts'...

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Paignton Zoo

Spread over an 80 acre site, whether it's cheeky meerkats, colourful snakes, playful monkeys, the renowned Paignton Zoo just down the road, allows you to get close to over two...

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Living Coasts Zoo & Aquarium

Torquay's coastal zoo and aquarium, an all weather attraction, sits on the seafront and sees you mingle with playful penguins as they waddle alongside you, get up close to otters,...

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The Devon Wildlife Hospital

The Devon Wildlife Hospital Visitor Centre is a great day out for adults and children alike, with ongoing talks and displays, the chance to meet some of our native wildlife including...

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Teignmouth Golf Club

Teignmouth Golf Club is justifiably proud of its heritage. The course was designed by the legendary Dr Alister MacKenzie and opened in 1924, some 9 years before he completed his...

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Horse Racing at Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot racecourse is situated only 10-15 mins from the hotel, and provides an exciting day out watching National Hunt racing ("the jumps") in a relaxed and fun environment.

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Round Robin

The Round Robin steam train and boat trip is an excellent way to see the area in the summer and runs on bus, steam train and boat through Paignton, Kingswear, Dartmouth and Paignton.

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The RSPB reserve at Labrador Bay

Based just along the coast path from Maidencombe is one of the few places in the UK that is home to the very rare Cirl Bunting. It also has some fantastic views. Guided walks are...

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The Mare and Foal Sanctuary

The Mare and Foal Sanctuary is a horse rescue charity near Totnes. A small charity so it's best to check the opening times before you...

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Pennywell Farm

This award winning is a farm is close to the hotel with daily shows, displays and rides. A great day out for all the family....

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Dartmoor National Park

The fringes of Dartmoor are only a short drive away from the hotel. Dartmoor is not just about the landscape; there's a lot more to it than that. It's not just about the ponies,...

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Exe Estuary

Exe Estuary is just a half an hour car journey away and has some miles of cycle and foot paths, exceptional views, beauttiful sandy beaches and is teeming with wildlife. A large...

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Buckfast Otter Sanctuary

Buckfast Otter Sanctuary and Butterfly Farm is a short drive from the hotel and is a small but fascinating sanctuary where you can learn about native otters as well as their overseas cousins....

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The Agatha Christie Mile

Drift back into the style and opulence of the Jazz Age as you retrace the steps of the world's best-selling author along Torquay's seafront. Starting at either the Imperial Hotel...

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The English Riviera

With so much to see and do on the English Riviera, South Devon's beautiful bay, you really can tailor your holiday to suit your tastes - right down to the way you choose to explore...

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