Torrington Civil War Walking Ghost Tour

Torrington Civil War Walking Ghost Tour

Fri 28 Oct 2022

The Battle of Torrington took place on 16th February 1646 during the English Civil War. It is sometimes called ‘the forgotten battle’ as it is seldom referred to in accounts of that period, but it was, in fact, the decisive battle of the final campaign of the West, which ruined the cause of King Charles I.

Come along on the trail of the battle around Torrington visit the streets where more than 15,000 men on foot and on horseback took part in the fierce fighting most of it hand to hand. Who was victorious? Royalists or Parliamentarians?

What type of tour is this?

This is a walking tour approximately 2 mile mostly flat and, on the pavement, (please wear appropriate clothing and shoes)


1 hr 30 minutes

Where does the Ghost Trail meet?

We meet at Well St, Great Torrington EX38 7BN

Latitude: 50.953430, Longitude: -4.137517


The nearest parking is South Street Car Park, South St, Great Torrington, Torrington EX38 8AE. This is about 9 minutes’ walk from the start of the tour.

Castle Hill, Car Park, Castle St, Great Torrington, Torrington EX38 8HB This is about 9 minutes’ walk from the start of the tour.

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets cost £14 for adults, £9 children. Family tickets are available for £35.00. (2 Adults 2 children)

For all tickets booked online relevant ID must be brought with you on the night of the tour.

Can I book online?

Yes, our Ghost Tours are bookable online.

Will the tour be cancelled in bad weather?

No… the tour will run whatever the weather throws at us. So please come prepared.

What should I wear?

Sensible and adequate clothing, footwear, and equipment (suitable for weather on the day) is strongly recommended and to the lawful extent no liability is accepted for any damage, loss or injury however caused.

Is the walk suitable for children?

Yes, our Ghost tours are suitable for all ages, although children under the age of 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Some ghost stories may not be suitable for young children, but they can participate in our tours at the parents’ discretion.

We reserve the right to refuse access to the event to anyone under the age of 16 who is not ac-companied by an adult.

Is the walk push chair and wheelchair friendly?

Yes, this walking tour is mostly on level ground, and you will be walking on a tarmac or pavements.

Wells Street can be narrow and can be busy with parked cars and you may need to walk on the road for a short time. But the tour guide will ensure your safety at all times.

However, some of the other walking routes may be on uneven ground and/ or involve steps, so we recommend getting in touch with us if you have any concerns.

Not all tours are wheelchair accessible, so please check directly with us by calling 07979675062 before booking.

Is photography permitted on the tour?

Yes, please feel free to snap away… post your photos on social media and tag us for reposts and follows. Instagram, & Facebook: @Devonghosttours

Are dogs allowed?

Unfortunately, our policy is not to allow dogs onto our public Ghost Tours for the courtesy of other customers unless they are a guide/assistance dog.

Do we need to book in advance?

If possible, yes! Our Ghost Tours can be very busy so please book in advance to avoid disap-pointment.

All our tours also have a maximum capacity of 20 people.

Cancellation policy?

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


The Ghost walk complies with the government guidance on managing the risk of covid. Please maintain safe distance bring your own PPE if you wish to come another time if unwell and take reasonable care.

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