Totnes

Visit Totnes Office, Market Square, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5SF

Tel: 01803 269190

Totnes Castle

About

Totnes, an ancient borough sitting on a steep promontory next to the river Dart, devotes itself in almost equal measures to arts and crafts, to history and architecture, and to eccentric lifestyles. Totnes is an absolute gem of a town - a must-do for your holiday itinerary.

The main shopping area is Fore Street, which runs from The Plains up past 16th and 17th Century merchants' houses to the East Gate Arch, and the High Street, which continues up the hill. Here you'll find a fine assortment of alternative health and organic food shops, local arts and crafts, and shops selling old and new books. There are markets on Fridays and Saturdays, and an Elizabethan market each Tuesday morning (May-September), when traders get their Elizabethan kit on. The Town Guide, available from the Tourist Information Centre, is essential for enjoying the town trail and don't miss Totnes Museum if you want a more detailed history. If you haven't exercised enough on your town walks, visit the Totnes Pavilion Leisure Centre.

There's so much here, summarising what to see in Totnes is difficult, but besides the main museum, you should try to include Totnes Castle, at the top of the town; Bogan House Costume Museum - in the Butterwalk; China Blue Ceramics - hands on pottery; The Leechwells near the Kingsbridge Inn (Totnes' oldest pub); The Guildhall and the Ramparts and for children - the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm.

From Totnes you can take the South Devon Steam Railway to Buckfastleigh or cruise down the glorious River Dart to Dartmouth by Dartmouth River Boat's passenger ferry. To enjoy the Dart at closer quarters try Canoe Adventures at Tuckenhay.

Book Tickets

Directions

Road Directions

Totnes is located in South Devon off the A385

Coach Parking -

Set Down Point - Coronation Road Bus Stop
Coach Park - Steamer Quay, Toilets TQ9 5AL

TripAdvisor

Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parks

Towns & Villages

  • ATM
  • Church
  • Farmers market
  • Information Centre
  • Museum
  • Public toilets
  • Supermarket
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Train station

Video

  • Visit Totnes Youtube Video

What's Nearby

  1. South Devon Railway

    The South Devon Railway is a seven mile steam railway running between Buckfastleigh and…

    5.05 miles away
  2. Buckfastleigh

    Buckfastleigh, on the edge of Dartmoor is an historic mill town. It is home to some of…

    5.37 miles away
  3. Decoy Country Park

    Decoy Country Park provides an opportunity to enjoy exciting wildlife and beautiful…

    7.15 miles away
  1. Tubular Bells Live in Concert

    The spectacle marks the 50th anniversary of *Tubular Bells*, the debut studio album by…

    7.31 miles away
  2. Daniel O'Donnell

    The man with a thousand jumpers performs a selection of classic hits from his…

    7.31 miles away
  3. The Cher Show

    From a young kid with big dreams, to the dizzying heights of global stardom, **The Cher…

    7.31 miles away
  4. Anything for Love -- the Meatloaf Story

    Anything For Love – The Meat Loaf Story: It’s all about the music.

    Following his sell…

    7.31 miles away
  5. Spirit of the Dance

    Spirit of the Dance is one of the biggest dance shows in the world. It has smashed box…

    7.31 miles away
  6. Nerubashenko Ballet presents Swan Lake

    Ballet lovers and newcomers alike will find joy and spectacle in the classical delights…

    7.31 miles away
  7. I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

    Join Jack Dee, Marcus Brigstocke, Tony Hawks, Pippa Evans and Rory Bremner for an…

    7.31 miles away
  8. Aladdin

    Hop on a magic carpet and fly to a whole new world, a magical place of mystery and…

    7.31 miles away
  9. The Tiger Who Came to Tea

    Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came…

    7.31 miles away
  10. Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

    Scott Bradlee, and ad hoc group Postmodern Jukebox, reworks 21st century pop hits in a…

    7.31 miles away
  11. Hello Again: The Story of Neil Diamond

    The world's greatest celebration of the life and work of Neil Diamond... evocative…

    7.31 miles away
  12. The Carpenters Story

    This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across…

    7.31 miles away
  13. The Rocket Man: A Tribute to Sir Elton John

    Join us on a musical journey, charting the rise to fame of one of the biggest selling…

    7.31 miles away
Previous Next

Search for What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles