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Please note that our free edge of town parking areas and the chargeable disabled park and view area, are agricultural fields. Please drive safely and wear appropriate footwear etc. All of the parking areas (except the disabled park & view area and RHS Rosemoor Park & Ride) are within a 10/15 minute walk and some inclines are involved.

There are 2 public car parks in the town centre

There are 2 large agricultural field car parks, please see or download the map below.

There will be Park & Ride bus services (chargeable) from Barnstaple dropping near the church or at Dartington Crystal, and also from Bideford dropping at the Puffing Billy. Pick up points from the towns will be timetabled and advised during 2020 by Stagecoach and more info will be posted here and on the Bonfire day event info page as we have it so keep your eye on there.

The P&R will run every 15 mins from 1630 to 1930 then return from 2230.

RHS Rosemoor (for traffic from the Exeter & Plymouth directions) will have a free park & ride for the short run into town dropping near the church or at Dartington Crystal from 1630 to 1930 then 2230 returning.

  • Please park responsibly and do as requested by our parking stewards because there will be a lot of vehicles.
  • There will be NO parking at the bonfire site.
  • The Great Torrington Cavaliers accept no responsibility for injury or loss to vehicles or the contents howsoever caused.

Download a parking plan here


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Various park and ride options are being offered by Stagecoach. There is also a free park and ride facility at RHS ROSEMOOR GARDENS on the A386 that will serve vehicles from the Exeter & Plymouth directions. All buses will drop-off and pick-up at Dartington Crystal’s car park. There is a short walk from there to the bonfire site.

Walking distances from car parks

  • Dartington Crystal for Park and ride service from Barnstaple and RHS Rosemoor and parking point for Bus tours – 0.6 miles 14 minutes.
  • Main Car park bottom of school lane – for vehicles from Barnstaple, South Molton and Exeter / Plymouth directions - 1 mile 21 minutes.
  • Drummetts Mill, near the Puffing Billy for traffic from Bideford, Holsworthy etc.. – 0.4 miles 15 minutes
  • Town Car park –  0.7 miles 14 minutes
  • Park & Ride Puffing billy from Bideford – 0.4 miles 12 minutes
  • RHS Rosemoor – Not suitable to walk to the bonfire site, park and ride will run from here (free) – for traffic from Exeter & Plymouth – drop off will be at Dartington Crystal or by church – 1.7 miles 5 minutes by bus.


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