Great Torrington is set upon a steep ridge overlooking the river Torridge in Devon. Surrounded by the green rolling hills the area provides a unique opportunity for film makers looking for a rural location.
It was the Battle of Torrington, fought on the night of February 16th 1646 during the Civil War that has put the town on the map. Under the command of Royalist Lord Hopton the town was attacked by Sir Thomas Fairfax and his second in command Oliver Cromwell of the New Model Army. A torch lit procession is held every year in memory of the lives that were lost during the battle.
The costumed characters of Torrington 1646 gives an insight into what life was like in the 17th Century including guided tours and weaponry displays.
TV series including Down to Earth have been filmed in Torrington and Film/TV Companies will always be made most welcome.