Barton Hall
Devon, England

for international students

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About Barton Hall

Barton Hall overlooks the seaside town of Torquay in an area known as the English Riviera, thanks to its sandy beaches and mild climate. The centre is in Devon, in England's West Country.

It's a great place for students and there are many places of interest for groups wishing to go on excursions.

The cities of Exeter and Portsmouth are within easy reach, with opportunities for shopping and cultural visits.

The centre is well equipped with a wide range of adventure activities and an outdoor swimming pool in the extensive grounds. There is a choice of en suite accommodation: in chalets in the grounds or in the main house.

  • Bristol Airport - 1¼ hours
  • Heathrow Airport - 3½ hours


Main House and Surrounding Chalets

  • Students - En suite rooms sleep 4-10 in the main house and 4-6 in chalets
  • Party Leaders - Single or twin en suite rooms


  • Indoor activity zone
  • Lake
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Meeting rooms
  • Leaders’ lounge
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • Classrooms

Activities available

PGL gives your students the opportunity to try a range of exciting adventure activities - all supervised by experienced, English-speaking instructors.

This gives your students the ideal opportunity to develop fluency and conversational English as they interact with their instructors, peers and the other groups on centre.

The full list of activities available at Barton Hall is featured below.
Each evening there'll be a lively evening entertainment programme to enjoy too, so everyone is kept busy right up until bedtime!

See the evening entertainment available at Barton Hall

Select an activity for a full description


Healthy food, lots of choice
We’ll give your group plenty of choice at mealtimes and can provide advice on the different options available.

Balanced nutrition
Our meals are all freshly prepared and come with fresh fruit at every meal and our salad bar at lunch and dinner. If they’re still hungry, no problem, we can always provide extra portions.

Support for dietary needs
If any members of your group have special dietary requirements, just speak to a member of our friendly catering team and let us take care of any special requests you may have.

Our high standards
You can be assured that we maintain the highest standards in all areas of our catering facilities. Our dining rooms are well equipped, with friendly and helpful staff available to support the needs of your group. We strive to ensure a great dining experience for all our guests.

Sample Day

Sample day for International Students at Barton Hall
Schedule Activities
07.00 - 09.00 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead
09.15 - 12.30 Activity sessions, English lessons or excursions
12.30 - 14.00 Hot lunch on centre or packed lunch on a trip
14.15 - 17.30 Activity sessions, English lessons or excursions
18.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day
19.00 - 21.00 Evening social programme organised by our English-speaking staff, students may mix with English speaking children and further develop their language skills
22.00 Time for bed - back to our comfortable en suite accommodation

Excursions in Devon for International Students

Discover the history and culture of the area with exciting day and half-day excursions.

  • Exeter
  • Plymouth
  • Dartmouth
  • Paignton
  • Torquay