More Places to Visit

From museums to theme parks and factory shopping to beautiful beaches, parks, countryside and gardens, Torridge has it all.

There is plenty to see and do in Torridge for people of all ages, whatever the weather! The main attractions in and around the Torridge area are listed below.

Atlantic Village
Clovelly Road, Bideford. Tel: 01237 422544.
Under cover discount shopping outlet with Discovery Island family adventure park.

Barometer World & Museum
Merton, nr Great Torrington. Tel: 01805 603443.
A fantastic collection of all types of barometers with a repair and renovation area as well as an incredible collection of barometers for sale.

Bideford Railway Museum
The Old Station, East-the-Water, Bideford. Tel: 01237 423585.
See the replica signal box housing fascinating artifacts and displays of local railway interest, plus vehicles outside on a re-laid length of track as well as information on the adjacent Tarka Trail.

Burton Art Gallery and Museum
Kingsley Road, Bideford. Tel: 01237 471455.
A fascinating collection of local arts and crafts, artifacts relating to the history of the town, ceramics, models of the Bideford Long Bridge and ships plus a regular programme of exhibitions.
Opening Times:
Winter Hours (1st October - 30th June) Monday - Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Summer Hours (1st July - 31st September) Monday - Friday 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm

The Big Sheep
Abbotsham, Bideford. Tel: 01237 472366.
Family Entertainment Park with huge "Ewetopia" indoor adventure play area, brewery, Internet café, mountain boarding centre and horse whispering shows.

Clovelly, nr Bideford. Tel: 01237 431781.
Cobbled streets, flower strewn cottages, inns, craft workshops, working harbour, the famous donkeys and stunning views.

Cobbaton Combat Collection
Cobbaton, nr Chittlehampton. Tel: 01769 540740.
Collection of fighting vehicles, guns, weapons and equipment in realistic settings.

Dartington Crystal
Great Torrington. Tel: 01805 626266.
See the world famous glassware being made. Factory tours, museum and family activity centre, restaurant and factory shops.

Docton Mill & Gardens
Lymebridge, Hartland, nr Bideford. Tel: 01237 441369.
Situated Docton Mill & Gardens takes its character from its surroundings - a secluded valley. The eight-acre garden is created around the original millstream and include an exceptional bog garden, perennial borders, orchard and natural woodland.

The Gnome Reserve & Wildflower Garden
West Putford. Tel: 01409 241435.
Meet over one thousand gnomes and pixies set in woodland and wild flower gardens.

Hartland Abbey
Hartland, nr Bideford. Tel: 01237 441264/441234.
Fascinating 12th Century lived-in family house with beautiful gardens and woodland walk to Atlantic Cove.

Lundy Island
Tel: 01237 470074.
Located 12 miles from the mainland, this is North Devon's own Atlantic island. Renowned for its puffins and seal, the island is a haven for bird watchers and nature lovers. Day cruises depart regularly to this remote island of outstanding natural beauty.

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
Tel: 01598 763487
Owned by a Registered Charity and run as a "Not For Profit" organisation - they offer narrow gauge train rides in Exmoor National Park at Woody Bay Station North Devon - England's highest narrow gauge railway station.

The Milky Way
Nr Clovelly, Bideford. Tel: 01237 431255.
Fun and adventures that last all day at North Devon's largest all weather adventure park.

Plough Arts Centre
Fore Street, Great Torrington. Tel: 01805 622552.
A multi-media centre with a varied programme of cinema, theatre, music plus an Art and Craft Gallery.

RHS Garden Rosemoor
Great Torrington. Tel: 01805 624067.
An enchanting garden to which visitors return time and time again for gardening inspiration or a tranquil place to relax.

Survival Paintball
Yarnscombe, near Great Torrington. Tel: 01271 858279.
A superb 20 acre woodland site with state of the art equipment. Suitable for all ages and abilities, this is the best paintball site in North Devon catering for up to 150 players.

Tapeley Park
Instow, nr Bideford. Tel: 01271 342371/860528.
35 acres of gardens including an Italian terrace garden, walled kitchen garden and woodland walks to the lakes. A labyrinth reached by a new walk.

Torrington 1646
Castle Hill, South Street, Great Torrington. Tel: 01805 626146.
Travel through time to meet characters from 17th Century Great Torrington and experience the last battle of the Civil War that destroyed the town's church. Plus 17th Century games, costumes and a Physic Garden.

Winsford Walled Garden
Halwill Junction, nr Holsworthy. Tel: 01409 221477.
Winsford Walled Garden is an extraordinary late Victorian garden in two very distinct parts. In 1885 these included a Victorian walled flower garden and a Victorian kitchen garden surrounded by 13 Victorian greenhouses. Winsford today does not attempt to recreate a particular period. Rediscovered in 1999, Winsford has moved forward to create something unique and progressive, while using sympathetic conservation to preserve historic Victorian horticultural features which are as relevant today as they were when they were built.