This summer, Mercedes-Benz South West is taking you on a Sustainable Summer Road Trip across the South West, all behind the wheel of our electric and hybrid vehicles.
The next stop on our tour of the South West brings us to Exeter. Located in the heart of Devon, the city has great access to both countryside and coastlines so we headed to Torquay for the day to see what The English Riviera has to offer. This was around a 30 minute drive from our Mercedes-Benz of Exeter dealership.
Joining us for the day was Exeter rugby star and Mercedes-Benz South West Ambassador, Jack Yeandle. A family man first and foremost, Jack showed us some of the fun things to do with the kids around the bay and took us for a spin in the all-electric multi-purpose vehicle, the Mercedes EQV.
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For the competitive ones:
First stop on our day out in Torquay was down towards Torre Abbey Sands, one of the many beaches you can find around the bay. Just 100m away is the Jungle Journey Adventure Golf, an 18 hole crazy golf course with a wild twist! It was a close call, but given Jack’s sporting nature he wasn’t going to let us win this one!
If you’re looking for something a bit more challenging, you can find Clip ‘n Climb down at Exeter Quayside. An indoor climbing adventure, this is the ultimate vertical playground for anyone above the age of four.
For the hungry ones:
All that game playing and adventure is bound to build up an appetite, so we headed to Cockington for some lunch. Cockington is a quaint village on the outskirts of Torquay known for its quintessentially English style – thatched roofs, narrow lanes and tea gardens. We headed to The Drum Inn, a traditional English pub that sits within the Cockington grounds. The pub itself was originally designed by internationally famed architect Sir Edwin Lutyens back in 1936 and still holds the same charm it had back then.
If you want to eat within the city, Exeter has plenty of eateries to choose from. Sat along the Quayside, On The Waterfront is locally famed for their ‘dustbin lid’ pizzas – the perfect sharer size. They source their ingredients from local suppliers too making it a true local favourite. In the city centre, you’ll find Queen St Dining. Here you’ll be able to sample some of the finest and unique cuisines in cool dining destinations.
For the ones who want to try something a bit different:
The final stop on our day out in Torquay was a trip to Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens. The award winning attraction is a miniature world made up of hundreds of scenes and stories for everyone to enjoy on an afternoon out with the family. See if you can spot the different eras and landmarks as you make your way through the four acres of gardens.
There are plenty of things to try out around the Exeter area, and Haldon Forest Park is a great spot to go if you fancy trying something new. You may like to try your hand at learning to Segway through the trees and over the hills. You might like to take the adrenaline rush a bit further and take on the Go Ape high ropes and zip wires above the forest.