(Great) Torrington

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(Great) Torrington is a bustling market town in North Devon. It is found in an area of unparalleled beauty, with parts of the town situated on higher ground overlooking the beautiful Torridge River valley below. The town is also surrounded by beautiful common land full of interesting flora and fauna. This is the heart of Tarka Country where the famous book Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson was set. It is a most warm and friendly place with an excellent market, range of shops, cafes, eateries and a number of great pubs serving real ale.

The town has a busy schedule of events throughout the year including May Fair, which is an annual folk festival dating back to 1554 in which the children of Torrington dance around maypoles set up in the town square. The event takes place on the first Thursday in May. Torrington is very proud of its history in terms of the English Civil War, and the townspeople have regular re-enactments! Make sure to visit Dartington Crystal Visitors Centre, within the only major working glass factory in the country, the ornamental gardens of RHS Garden Rosemoor, (Great) Torrington Heritage Museum, The Plough Arts Centre, and St Michael and All Angels Church. Tarka Pottery also provides a great experience for young and old visitors alike.

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