A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone shell-keep crowns its steep mound, giving sweeping views across the town rooftops to the River Dart.
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.
Totnes Through the Ages
Sat 16 Aug 2014
A family event telling the story of Totnes town and the castle with an encampment and living history demonstrating crafts, cookery, weapons and stories from characters from the Dark Ages through to Norman and Saxon times.
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Castle Street, Totnes, Devon - TQ9 5NU
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