TORQUAY has been voted top UK seaside resort in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.
Torquay is the only seaside resort in the Best Destination in the UK accolade.
Torquay came third after cities London and Edinburgh.
TripAdvisor said: “In a list dominated by larger cities, Torquay’s strong showing particularly stands out – placing it higher than any other seaside destination in the UK and one of only two towns to make the top ten, the other being Llandudno.”
James Kay, TripAdvisor spokesperson, commented, “These awards are based on millions of reviews and ratings by those that really matter – travellers themselves. Torquay’s strong showing, the highest of any town in the UK, is testament to the unquestionable appeal of this seaside destination.”
Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for hotels, attractions and restaurants in destinations worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.