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“What did you expect to see out of a Torquay hotel window, Sydney Opera House? Hanging Gardens of Babylon, herds of wilder beasts sweeping majestically across…”

Yes, one of the must see places of a Fawlty Towers fan as I am. Torquay, where it all started for John Cleese after staying in the Gleneagles Hotel. Yes I stayed in the Gleneagles, and was quite surprised by the lack of Fawlty Towers theme going on there. In fact, they hardly knew the episodes!

This shot taken from the breakwater, looking back to the old town of Torquay.

Torquay, Devon, England.


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  • starikarp
    starikarpover 4 years ago

    brilliant work1

  • Thanks very much Starikark mate! ;)

    – Adam Gormley

  • billium
    billiumover 4 years ago


  • Thanks very much Bullium! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous pano Adam, beautiful colours and view. We sought out the Gleneagles about a year ago, and were also disappointed by the lack of atmosphere, although we didn’t stay there. Sadly the place they filmed Fawlty Towers, Wooburn Grange in Buckinghamshire, burned down in the early 90s.

  • Yeah a real shame about the fire! Would be brilliant to walk into the golf clubhouse it was all filmed in!! Thanks very much Georgie :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • GabrielK
    GabrielKover 4 years ago

    oh wow what a gorgeous place, had not realised Torquay is so beautiful, great shot too

  • Thanks very much Gabriel mate! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Murray Swift
    Murray Swiftover 4 years ago

    I agree excellent panorama!
    Sadly the place they filmed Fawlty Towers, Wooburn Grange in Buckinghamshire, burned down in the early 90s I bet Manuel copped the blame.

  • Hehe, too true.. F F F FIRE!! OUR THERE!!!!!! Oh my, what a show… Thanks very much Murray mate! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 4 years ago

    This is a beautiful and magical scene. The water looks almost opalescent.

  • Thanks very much Rocamia!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Memaa
    Memaaover 4 years ago


  • Thanks very much Memaa!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work Adam.
    I’m a bit surprised to be the first to say … nothing fawlty about this work :)

  • Thanks very much Trish, hehe! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 4 years ago

    Magnificent work Adam!! Great view!!My FAV!!

  • Thanks very much Vitta!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful interpretation.

  • Thanks very much for that!! :)

    – Adam Gormley

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