Paignton is a popular holiday resort The Palace situated on Torbay, south of Exeter. It
started as a small fishing village until the town began to grow. The town retains
many good examples of Victorian and earlier architecture such as the late medieval stone built Kirkham House, run by English Heritage.
Today, the entire Torbay area continues to enjoy its reputation as the English Rivera due to the mild climate and sub-tropical trees and gardens.