Mrs E Biggs
Tel. 01805 625137
Mob. 07897 845754
Things to do in and around Great Torrington
||Torrington is well-known for, and proud, of it's museum 1646. Take a walk through time and experience the civil war which marked the end of the Royalist resistance in the West Country. Wander the streets and find out where an army was blown up and then buried. Watch out for the locals who dress and talk as though they were still in the 17th Century.
||Mayfair. A traditional fair first held in 1554 with a May Queen chosen from the local secondary school, maypole dancing and a fun fair.
||Walk the footpaths or cycle the famous Tarka Trail so called because it was the home of Henry Williamson, the author who wrote Tarka the Otter.
||Community common land surrounds Great Torrington on three sides. 365 acres of natural habitat and 20 miles of footpaths.
||Visit RHS Rosemoor and enjoy the wonderful gardens.
||Tour Dartington Crystal and discover how the world-famous crystal is blown, or just enjoy browsing the shop for souvenirs.
||Enjoy a meal in one of the many pubs, one possibly being the oldest pub in North Devon.
||Go to the Plough, an arts centre with theatre, music, film, dance and comedy.
For more information Contact the
Tourist Information Centre 01805 626140
or go to www.great-torrington.com
Great Torrington is ideally situated for Exmoor, Dartmoor and the North Devon Coast. Whilst the market towns of Barnstaple, Bideford and Okehampton are easily accessible for leisure, theatre and shopping.
Other facilities closeby include:
The Milky Way
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