Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm. Last entry 4pm. Open on August Bank Holiday Monday.

Group visits

All groups of 10 people or more must book in advance before visiting Torre Abbey. More information regarding school group bookings can be found on the school's page.

Upon arrival a Medieval Monk can be on hand to greet guests (by prior arrangement). Guests will be given a brief introduction to the
Abbey. We recommend allowing at least 90 minutes for general admission to the Abbey and Gardens.

You can also choose from a great range of group packages to tailor your group visit to Torre Abbey:

Guided tours

Tour one

From Canons to Cary’s: a guided tour of all exhibition rooms within the Abbey - lasts approximately 45 to 60 minutes.

Tour two 

General tour of the garden and more specific subjects available including Agatha Christie’s Potent Plants, Medieval gardening and
gardening history - lasts approximately 45 to 60 minutes.

Food packages

Tea and cake

A slice of homemade cake and a choice of tea or coffee.

Driver benefits

  • Free tea and coffee
  • Drivers can drop passengers off close to the main entrance
  • Free coach parking nearby at the rear of Torquay train station
  • Free entry to the Abbey and Gardens


We require at least seven days’ notice for all group bookings.

Pre-booking of our guided tours and food packages is essential.

We are open to groups all year round and will work with you to ensure your visit meets the needs of your guests.

Cancellation policy 

If you need to cancel your booking with us we require two weeks’ notice, any bookings cancelled within  two weeks will
be required to pay the full booking price.