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Torquay makes list of top 10 best places to visit

Torquay has been named one of the top 3 places to visit in the UK.

The list, released by travel website TripAdvisor, was compiled using reviews from millions of its users.

In the UK top 10, which was headed by London, second place went to Edinburgh, with Torquay third. The seaside town on the English Riviera beat south west city Bristol as one of the best places to visit in the country.

Torquay harbour. Credit: Ben Molyneux/Eye Ubiquitous/Press Association Image

The UK Top 10:

  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • Torquay
  • Liverpool
  • Belfast
  • York
  • Bristol
  • Llandudno
  • Leeds
  • Birmingham
The town, on the English Riviera, has been a popular tourist destination for decades. Credit: Simon Galloway/PA Archive/Press Association Images

These awards are based on millions of reviews and ratings by those that really matter - travellers themselves.

There is no doubt the birth of the royal baby helped keep the eyes of the world on London in 2013, but the capital's continued appeal among travellers around the world surpasses any one event.

– James Kay, TripAdvisor