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Covid-19 Information:  The English Riviera is a responsible tourism destination. So for the first time, we are asking you not to visit the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.

Our attractions, restaurants, bars and accommodation providers are currently closed. We urge you to stay at home, save lives and put the well-being of your family and our community first. All of our wonderful natural assets will be here waiting for you when the time is right. For more detailed information please click here



UNESCO Global Geoparks share the story of our Planet.

A Geopark is an area of globally recognised, unique geological interest designated by UNESCO.  A place where you can touch a very special part of the Earth's story and be amazed by the extraordinary landscapes, mountains, coastlines, places and people. 

Our Geopark, covering the entire area of Torbay, is Naturally Inspiring.  It shares stories of a landscape untouched by glaciation unseen elsewhere in the world. Stories of tropical seas and scorching deserts, raised beaches and drowned forests, hippopotami and mammoth, straight-tusked elephant and sabre-toothed tiger, cave bear and earliest man...

News from the Geopark

1 Apr

Key Partner South Devon College wins national apprenticeship award

Key Partner South Devon College nationally recognised for its 'Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships'. 
24 Mar

Coronavirus Information

New rules on staying at home and away from others

30 Jan

Views wanted on Torbay's heritage and a chance to win membership to Key Partner site

Help shape Torbay's new five-year Heritage Strategy by completing a short online survey. 
30 Jan

Young Artizans Open Exhibition 2020

Invitation for submission of artwork to Young Artizans Open Exhibition taking place this Spring.
12 Nov

Geoparks most famous resident Agatha Christie celebrated with new signs

New gateway signage welcomes visitors to 'The birthplace of Agatha Christie' the English Riviera's best known resident. 
22 Oct

Geopark partners win at English Riviera Tourism Awards

Geopark key and associate partners celebrate wins at inaugural English Riviera Tourism awards.
27 Aug

Art Exhibition Celebrating Torbay's Creative Heritage Tours to HeArTs Gallery at Torbay Hospital

Successful Geopark Ambassador Artist exhibtion goes on tour to the HeArTs Gallery at Torbay Hospital.
15 Aug

How a Devon quarry solved a debate about the Earth's history

Find out how a quarry in Torquay has played a small but important part in the history of the planet. 
More news...

Events in the Geopark

24 Apr - 31 Jul

EARTH DAY #CleanUpYourDoorstep litter picking campaign

Various across the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark
We can all make a difference! What if everyone living in the English Riviera UNESCO Global...
23 - 31 May

English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival 2020

Various across the Geopark
The annual English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Festival is our chance to show how all the...