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A traditional market town full of history, with stunning views across unspoilt countryside

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Great Torrington is a friendly and welcoming town, with good local amenities, independent shops and regular local markets. Built on the site of an ancient settlement atop an inland cliff with the River Torridge below, the town enjoys spectacular views across rolling hills and unspoilt green countryside, connected by a network of walking trails. Known locally as the Cavalier town, Great Torrington played a hugely significant role in the English Civil War (Battle of Torrington, 1646) and is recognised as an important heritage centre. Torrington’s rich history can be further explored at the town’s Museum.

 

Torrington enjoys a wide range of attractions nearby too. Explore the beautiful gardens of RHS Rosemoor and embark on a floral foray, or take a factory tour around Dartington Crystal and experience the traditional craft of glass making — you can also take advantage of the on-site store, and can even personalise your purchases with messages and pictures if you wish.

 

Fancy taking in a show? The Plough Arts Centre exhibits a wonderful mix of local and nationwide talent to suit the whole family, including dramatic theatre performances, masterful musicians and hilarious stand-up comedians.

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Great Torrington

Great Torrington is a friendly and welcoming town, with good local amenities, independent shops and regular local markets. Built on the site of an ancient settlement atop an inland cliff with the River Torridge below, the town enjoys spectacular views across rolling hills and unspoilt green countryside, connected by a network of walking trails. Known locally as the Cavalier town, Great Torrington played a hugely significant role in the English Civil War (Battle of Torrington, 1646) and is recognised as an important heritage centre. Torrington’s rich history can be further explored at the town’s Museum.

 

Torrington enjoys a wide range of attractions nearby too. Explore the beautiful gardens of RHS Rosemoor and embark on a floral foray, or take a factory tour around Dartington Crystal and experience the traditional craft of glass making — you can also take advantage of the on-site store, and can even personalise your purchases with messages and pictures if you wish.

 

Fancy taking in a show? The Plough Arts Centre exhibits a wonderful mix of local and nationwide talent to suit the whole family, including dramatic theatre performances, masterful musicians and hilarious stand-up comedians.