Great Torrington map and guide

A Hidden Gem at the heart of Tarka Country

With its dramatic setting, historic civil war heritage, major attractions and independent shops, Great Torrington is a perfect visitor destination. Nestled in the heart of North Devon’s breathtaking countryside, the town offers plenty of things to see and do, whether you are interested in nature and the countryside, history, arts and crafts and shopping, or good, locally-sourced food and drink.

There's plenty to do in Torrington, whether you visit for a day, a weekend or longer. You can cycle or walk for miles along the famous Tarka Trail, get horticultural inspiration at RHS Garden Rosemoor or try your hand at glass blowing at Dartington Crystal. Or why not steep yourself in civil war history, take a walk around the old town centre and visit the Heritage Museum? The town centre itself is full of irresistible, independent shops, and the restored Victorian Pannier Market holds regular retail and farmers’ markets. Later, how better to relax than by eating at one of the many restaurants, cafés or pubs, before taking in a movie, theatre or comedy performance at the unique and friendly Plough Arts Centre.

Great Torrington truly is a surprising gem of a town hidden away in the most beautiful and least commercialised part of Devon. Come and visit. We can’t wait to see you!

Round the Square Music and Arts Festival

FRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY - 16 | 17 | 18 JUNE 2017

Great Torrington, in beautiful North Devon is holding a festival over three days in and around its fabulous town square and we hope you will come and join in to help raise money to reopen its historic town hall to the public.

The festivals focus is to reflect the diverse and wonderful community the town has by putting on a wide range of music from classical to rock, art from formal to abstract and performances from modern to traditional. We even have talks and presentations on the unique history of this town and area. It's going to be fun and interesting for all ages and tastes.

It is a non-profit festival and prices are as low as possible to help encourage as many people to enjoy themselves for as long as possible. So please come, hang out in Torrington, find out why it's great and have fun 'round the square'.

See for further information. 

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