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Torrington 1646 - the North Devon tourist attraction that makes history fun! Travel back to the 17th Century with our costumed characters and experience life in Torrington during the English Civil War.

Watch and join the Pike Drill, explore the musket and sword, learn of herbal cures in the apothecary garden, indulge yourself dressing in 17th Century clothes, face your tormentors in the pillory and, if you dare, endure the attentions of the Barber Surgeon.

People of all ages, individuals, families and groups, love Torrington 1646. You’ll learn much, laugh lots and, hopefully, get involved!

If you are wondering ‘Torrington 1646’ actually means - it was the year of the last major battle in the English Civil war, fought in Torrington. We may tell you about that, too!

And after your tour enjoy some locally made refreshment in our Café and gardens.

The Café @ Torrington 1646 serves all day breakfast, light meals, cream teas, pasties, toasted sandwiches, paninis, cakes and lots more.

Getting to Torrington 1646:

By car - entering Torrington on A386 from the North, turn right into Whites Lane (sp ‘Town Centre’, Parking , ‘Torrington 1646’). After 100m road turns sharp left, after a further 100m carpark is on your right.

By bus - 315/51 (Barnstaple, Bideford, Exeter), 71 (Holsworthy), 72 (Shebbear), 118 (Okehampton/Tavistock). All buses stop by Church in New Street (A386). Enter town along Potacre Street, then walk up South Street to car park (250m)

By train - travel to Barnstaple or Exeter then bus.
Torrington 1646
Castle Hill, South Street
Great Torrington
EX38 8AA

01805 626146
The Café @ Torrington 1646, Gift shop, Full disabled access/toilets.

Torrington 1646 is within the Castle Hill Building, off the Sydney Street Car Park, in South Street, Great Torrington. OS SS 495 190.
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Torrington 1646 Description / Reviews / Visitors Feedback
Torrington 1646 - the North Devon tourist attraction that makes history fun. Travel back to the 17th Century with our costumed characters and laugh, learn and maybe get involved. Great fun for all ages.

Comment Visited Great Torrington in 2009 and had a totally fascinating time. The demonstrations brought history to life and made us realise what life would have been like during the Civil War. We are going to North Devon next week and a return to Great Torrington is firmly written into our diary.

Feedback / Review By Tim Mahoney of Bristol England on 2010-08-26
Comment It was amazing and I am definitely going again. thank you for making me have a great day

Feedback / Review By Shanice Hullah of Winkleigh, England on 2015-03-26

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