Torpoint is a civil parish on the Rame peninsula – it is opposite Plymouth and has a population of approx. 8,300.
Torpoint is linked to Plymouth by the Torpoint ferry (a car and pedestrian ferry). It was introduced in 1791.
The torpoint ferry is operated by fixed chains and the journey takes approx. 7 minutes.
Torpoint means “Rocky Headland” Torpoint is an 18 th Century town.
The establishment of the Royal Navy’s main training facility is situated west of torpoint.
Several tourist attractions in Torpoint one of which is Mount Edgcumbe, which is the former house of the Earls of Edgcumbe. This restored Tudor House has 865 acres of country park overlooking Plymouth sound.
The distance between Plymouth and torpoint is 4 miles £2 cash for a car.
Torpoint is an ideal destination for a Cornwall holiday being just over the water from Plymouth.
Torpoint can be described as the gateway to Cornwall.
The torpoint ferry is still free for foot passengers
Things to do around Torpoint
Mount Edgcumbe House and county Park.
Adventure Bay Surf School
There is a maze of winding narrow streets in the centre of the historic town, perhaps wander down to old mariner.
An interesting fact – It has a park called sparrow park because it is one of the smallest in the county.