What's on in Torrington?

Published: Tuesday 21st Jan 2014

There's lots to see and do in Torrington - here are just a few of the activities to enjoy!

The Great Torrington Cavaliers are a long established fundraising group who donate any monies raised to local charities. They take part in many local events and the next is on Saturday 15th February. An annual march through the town is held to commemorate the last Civil War Battle in 1646. Events are held throughout the afternoon and evening including a musket competition and fireworks.

RHS Garden Rosemoor is currently hosting a winter sculpture exhibition with the theme of “Myths and Legends.” Until 23rd February the sculptures can be seen throughout the beautiful Devon garden and each piece has been carefully placed to enlighten, amuse and inspire. The gardens are open 10am-5pm and normal admission charges apply. The Visitor Centre at Dartington Crystal explains the story of glassmaking. Craftsmen can be viewed as they transform hot molten crystal into elegant shapes, perfecting an art 3000 years in the making. Both adults and children can get involved in the hands-on Glass Art Activities Area.

The Crystal Shop has an extensive range of superb Dartington Crystal made just a few feet away whilst the gift shop and restaurant serving delicious lunches and afternoon teas completes an enjoyable visit. Torrington pool serves the community of Torrington and its surrounding areas. It’s a busy and friendly centre which boasts a 25 metre indoor, heated swimming pool offering a huge range of activities including, public swims, swimming lessons, birthday parties, inflatable fun sessions, lane swimming, aquafit classes and much more.

The Plough Arts Centre is a theatre, cinema and art gallery situated in a former Territorial Army drill hall on Fore Street in the centre of Torrington. The Centre runs many creative workshops for people of all ages Torrington Heritage Museum is a small, friendly museum in the centre of town opposite the market. It is run entirely by volunteers and admission is free. The museum has some fascinating exhibits and it aims to reflect the diverse history of this ancient market town. Get on your bike! There are miles of cycle and footpaths around the town for all ages and abilities to enjoy. You can even hire bikes locally!