The Steam Packet Inn boasts some of the most fantastic views, with a large terraced decking area, perfect for a lazy lunch in the sunshine.

The stylish TQ9 Brasserie and Grill Room with adjoining Champagne Bar, serves a seasonally changing menu using locally sourced ingredients.

Climb to the top of the keep to enjoy stunning views over the town of Totnes and across to the River Dart. Or enjoy a picnic in the peaceful grounds under the shelter of age old trees - there is plenty of space for families to relax on a summers day. Within easy walking distance of the town, the castle is an ideal addition to any day out in South Devon and you can combine the visit with one to nearby Dartmouth and Berry Pomeroy Castles which are just a short drive away.

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An exhibition of Victorian costumes and accessories can be found in the Totnes Costume Museum in one of the oldest Tudor houses in Totnes. In addition there are many delightful shops and galleries, displaying and selling arts, crafts and unusual gifts. There is a compact shopping centre among the steep streets and plenty of cafés and restaurants. On the South Devon Railway, steam trains run to Buckfastleigh, the trip takes about an hour and also stops at Staverton.

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You can combine a visit to a serene vineyard with a tranquil boat ride. Sharpham vineyard on the Dart Estuary is easily accessible from Totnes via a relaxing two-hour river trip.

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Situated in the Dart Valley running through, Totnes is surrounded by woodlands, grassy fields and riverside walks. It is built on a hill rising up from the Dart. The old warehouses on the wharf have been restored preserving the character of the place.

The town sits on the River Dart and river cruises to Dartmouth run daily throughout the season.  Look out for kingfishers, regularly spotted near Steamer Quay. To guarantee an up-close animal experience try the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm.  Meet a hedgehog, feed a lamb and watch out for the naughty goats!  The farm is set beside the South Devon Railway. Take a ride along this scenic route to Buckfastleigh – the perfect treat for steam railway enthusiasts of all ages. 

The 2008 album CSI:Ambleside by the band Half Man Half Biscuit includes a song called Totnes Bickering Fair.

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Horse welfare charity The Mare and Foal Sanctuary rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes...

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90 acres of parkland adjacent to River Dart on edge of Dartmoor. Generous size pitches....

Here I stand and here I rest. And this town shall be called Totnes.

Riverford Farm Shops - proudly providing real, local and organic food.

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The stone is far above the highest tides and the tradition is not likely to be of great antiquity, being first mentioned in John Prince's Worthies of Devon in 1697.[6] It is possible that the stone was originally the one from which the town crier, or bruiter called his bruit or news; or it may be le Brodestone, a boundary stone mentioned in several 15th century disputes: its last-known position in 1471 was below the East Gate.[6]

The town is built on a hill rising from the west bank of the River Dart, which separates Totnes from the suburb of Bridgetown. It is at the lowest bridging point of the river which here is tidal and forms a winding estuary down to the sea at Dartmouth. The river continues to be tidal for about 1 mile (1.6 km) above the town, until it meets Totnes Weir, built in the 17th century.

If you’re looking for a holiday that combines history, alternative therapies and breathtakingly beautiful countryside, you’ll find it in Totnes. This unique and charming market town sits in the heart of South Devon and has an international reputation for its lively and diverse community. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan but with a distinctly rustic West Country flavour, and this makes it a remarkable place to visit for its heritage, culture and very pretty setting.

The ancient Leechwell, so named because of the supposed medicinal properties of its water, and apparently where lepers once came to wash, still provides fresh water. The Butterwalk is a Tudor covered walkway that was built to protect the dairy products once sold here from the sun and rain.[31] Totnes Elizabethan House Museum is in one of the many authentic Elizabethan merchant's houses in the town, built around 1575.[32]

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King Edward VI Community College more popularly known as KEVICC, is the local secondary school which shares its name with the former grammar school set up by King Edward VI over 450 years ago. At the western edge of the town is the Dartington Hall Estate, which includes the Schumacher College and, until July 2010, included Dartington College of Arts.

You’ll discover a wonderful range of cuisine in Totnes. The focus here is on organic food that’s local and seasonal, but also internationally inspired. If you’re self-catering, the Friday and Saturday markets offer the very best in local South Devon produce.

Totnes has a long recorded history, dating back to AD 907 when its first castle was built; it was already an important market town by the 12th century. Indications of its former wealth and importance are given by the number of merchants' houses built in the 16th and 17th centuries.

In March 2007 Totnes was the first town in Britain to introduce its own local alternative currency, the Totnes pound, to support the local economy of the town.[25] Fourteen months later, 70 businesses within the town were trading in the "Totnes Pound," accepting them as payment and offering them to shoppers as change from their purchases.[25] The initiative is part of the Transition Towns concept, which was pioneered by Rob Hopkins, who had recently moved to Totnes.[26]


The Pig & Whistle is a fantastic destination pub, that provides a warm welcome and great standards. We offer a wide range of ales and lagers that complement the delicious home cooked menu produced by local chefs who always source their ingredients fr

Large Benedictine monastery rebuilt on medieval foundations. Many art treasures in the...

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The name Totnes (first recorded in AD 979) comes from the Old English personal name Totta and ness or headland.[9] Before reclamation and development, the low-lying areas around this hill were largely marsh or tidal wetland, giving the hill much more the appearance of a "ness" than today.

According to the Historia Regum Britanniae written by Geoffrey of Monmouth in around 1136, "the coast of Totnes" was where Brutus of Troy, the mythical founder of Britain, first came ashore on the island.[4] Set into the pavement of Fore Street is the 'Brutus Stone', a small granite boulder[5] onto which, according to local legend, Brutus first stepped from his ship. As he did so, he was supposed to have declaimed:[6]

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Totnes (/ˈtɒtnᵻs/ or /tɒtˈnɛs/) is a market town and civil parish at the head of the estuary of the River Dart in Devon, England within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is about 22 miles (35 km) south southwest of the city of Exeter and is the administrative centre of the South Hams District Council.