Torquay United: Club Profile
Our first dealings with The Gulls came a long time before we actually played them, and were pretty controversial. The actual circumstances are for someone else to incriminate themselves with; all we’ll say is that it ended up being us against the League in the High Court back in 1996. Not until Torquay United were relegated to the Blue Square Premier ahead of the 2007-8 season did our battles head onto the pitch.
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Travel Information – Distance: 214 miles
A lengthy journey is in store for those driving to Torquay. Travel south on the A1(M), then anti-clockwise on the M25 for the M3. Head south on the M3 and join the A303 for Exeter. Continue onto the A30 when nearing Exeter, and then take the southbound M5 until it becomes the A38.
After about six miles, bear left onto the A380 and continue to Newton Abbot and the Penn Inn Roundabout. From here, follow signs to Torquay, past the Willows Shopping Centre, and then take the next left at traffic lights. Follow signs for Torquay United FC/Plainmoor through three roundabouts.
Go straight on at traffic lights into Warbro Road. The ground is on the right hand side, and the away fans' turnstiles are just off Warbro Road.
It is most likely the case that you'll be rooting out street parking for games at Plainmoor. The ground is in the middle of a fairly extensive residential area, and the car park at the ground is almost certainly going to be for the use of players and officials given the small size of it.
Services to: EXETER ST. DAVIDS/NEWTON ABBOT (for LONDON PADDINGTON)
Firstly, you may need to change at either Exeter St. Davids or Newton Abbot for a connection to Torquay if the service is not going straight through to Paignton. There is a bus stop on the seafront that takes you into the town; the #12 to Cary Parade and then the #34 will take you Plainmoor.