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Information for Away Fans

Torquay has been one of the UKís top holiday destinations since Victorian Times when the gentry promenaded, bathing huts were wheeled down the beaches and anyone who was anyone had an attractive villa overlooking the sea. More recently it has been famous as the location of Fawlty Towers and its eccentric proprietor Basil Fawlty. However since 1927 it has hosted a Football League Club... Torquay United.

Visitors to Torquay United will be assured of a friendly welcome, and many are already familiar with the town through family holidays. Many supporters take the opportunity provided by an away game in Torquay to make a weekend of it, and bring their families with them. The following information will be of use to visiting supporters.

Plainmoor Stadium

Address: Torquay United
Plainmoor
Torquay
Devon
TQ1 3PS
Telephone: 01803 - 328666
Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.30pm on weekdays or after 10.30am on Saturday matchdays.
Directions to Ground: Travel on the M5 south-bound to the end of the motorway (Jn 31) and join the A38. Take the LEFT-hand fork onto the A380, signposted Torquay/Torbay. Continue on A380, over the large roundabout at Penn Inn in Newton Abbot, following signs to Torquay. Pass through Kingskerswell to the second roundabout and carry straight on to Torquay.
The road becomes a dual carriageway. Pass through 2 sets of traffic lights, and at the 3rd set, you will see signposts to Torquay United. Turn left at these lights into Hele Road following the sign. Carry on, straight across the roundabout, through Hele village to 2 mini-roundabouts.
Go straight across into Westhill Road, up the hill and straight across a set of traffic lights, into Warbro Road. Plainmoor stadium is in this road, on the right hand side and the floodlights are clearly visible.

Street parking is available around the stadium.
Street Map: For a map (provided by MultiMapô) showing the location of Plainmoor stadium click here.
Nearest Train Station: Torquay
Away Allocation: Plainmoor can accommodate 1,300 visiting supporters.
The Away End (the Sparkworld Stand) is located on Warbro Road. Please note that many matches will be all-ticket for away supporters and it is advisable to check before traveling by phoning the Club office. Supporters should be aware that the Enclosure standing area for away fans is uncovered and does not afford the same quality of view as in the Sparkworld away stand. Supporters are admitted first into the Sparkworld Stand and then, when full, into the Away enclosure area.

Overiew of Torquay

Away from the football ground at Plainmoor, Torquay's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Here you'll find the palm-lined promenade, seafront gardens, a lively harbour and an international marina. Yet within minutes of the town centre there are beautiful beaches easily accessible by foot, road or water. There is an abundance of pavement cafes, pubs, restaurants and nightlife, good quality shops and a host of attractions to suit every interest.

Football Fan Friendly Hotels

There are a number of places to stay in Torquay including hotels, guesthouses, holiday flats and caravan and camp sites. Torquay also offers many 'bed and breakfast' establishments as well as self catering accommodation.

The following hotels are known by the Gloucester Gulls to welcome supporters from visiting teams.

Please mention the Gloucester Gulls when making enquiries and bookings.

The Westbourne Hotel
106 Avenue Road
Torquay
www.westbournehoteltorquay.co.uk
The Westbourne Hotel is very centrally located on the main Avenue into Torquay and literally 10 minutes walk away from both the Town Centre, Riviera Centre, Parks and Seafront.
Owned by Marjorie and Jeff Rily the hotel regularly accommodates supporters coming to Torquay for the weekend.
Harmony Hotel
67 Avenue Road
Torquay
www.harmonyhotel.co.uk
Run by Viv and Cheryl, formerly of Gloucester, the Harmony Hotel offers 10 en-suite bedrooms - 6 double, 2 family and 2 twin. They have a licensed bar and can provide bar meals.
The Chesterfield Hotel
62 Belgrave Road
Torquay
TQ2 5HY
01803 292318
www.chesterfieldhoteltorquay.co.uk
Owned by Dawn and Kevin Barnes.
There is a selection of double, twin and family rooms available, accommodating a maximum of 26 people, and a licensed bar.
Prices range from £20 per person per night to £30 per person per night according to season. Payment can be made by card over phone when taking booking. A deposit is usually required for the first night and the balance paid on completion of the stay.
Please note this establishment is now all non-smoking.
No 26 Marnham Road
Plainmoor
Torquay
01803 402219
Owned by Bob Myatt, a regular at Torquay United. The house is so close to the ground that it is almost in it. Only £10 per person per night for a room only; £15 per person per night for bed and breakfast.
Please note that preference is given to family visitors rather than male only groups.
Clovelly Guest House
91 Avenue Road
Torquay
TQ2 5LH
01803 292286
www.clovellytorquay@ntlworld.com
Under new management this year. Colour TV and tea making facilities in all rooms.
Arran Lodge
97 Avenue Road
Torquay
TQ2 5LH
01803 292273
www.arranlodge.co.uk
Run by Jo, the hotel can be contacted via info@arranlodge.co.uk.
Torquay Holidays Farm & Cottage Holidays (www.holidaycottages.co.uk), based in Bideford are one of the leading holiday letting agents
in the country and are a major contributor to South-West tourism with over 1500 cottages.
holidayparks4u.co.uk Specialise in holiday park offers and reviews in the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, the rest of Europe and the USA

Useful Links

www.englishriviera.co.uk - A guide to the English Riviera (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham). It contains details on the many attractions and amenities in the area.

 


 
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