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
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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.
map (provided by MultiMapô) showing the location of
Plainmoor stadium click
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
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.
106 Avenue Road
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.
67 Avenue Road
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.
62 Belgrave Road
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.
26 Marnham Road
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
Please note that preference is given to family visitors rather
than male only groups.
91 Avenue Road
new management this year. Colour TV and tea making facilities in
97 Avenue Road
by Jo, the hotel can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org.
& 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.
in holiday park offers and reviews in the UK, France, Spain,
Germany, Holland, the rest of Europe and the USA
- A guide to the English Riviera (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham). It
contains details on the many attractions and amenities in the area.