Situated on a steep ridge with spectacular views of the Torridge valley, this impressive situation was valued for its strategic importance in the Middle Ages and possible as far back as Saxon times. The earliest indication of Torrington's importance appears in 1086 when it appeared in the Devon Domesday Survey. Great Torrington 1646 is the Civil War heritage centre, a unique new indoor/outdoor family attraction located at the heart of Great Torrington. The entrance is in South Street Car Park, a few steps from the wonderful panoramic view over the River Torridge valley. At Torrington 1646 you will meet colourful 17th Century characters. Dressed in period costume and speaking and acting as though they were living in Great Torrington at the time of the civil war.
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Market:Thursday - Open Air (high season).