Totnes Castle

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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 summer's 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.

Don't Miss

  • Our archaeologist 'Ivor S.Hovell' and our 'Family Activity Bag'
  • The commanding views of the town from the top of the keep
  • Our shop for that special souvenir
  • The 'graffitti' on the trees left by prisoners of war during the Second World War




Prices and opening times


Castle Street, Totnes, Devon - TQ9 5NU (Directions)


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