Comfortably placed in the rolling red-earthed hills of South Devon, Totnes is a remarkable town. It is blessed with a fascinating history and stunning location on one of Britain's most beautiful and historically significant waterways, the River Dart.
Totnes has a national reputation for its lively and diverse community and for welcoming people from all walks of life, from all corners of the globe. It is home to a cosmopolitan mix of people and their wide range of interests foster exciting cultural activity and passionate exploration of new ideas. Totnes is a intriguing mix of historic market town and bohemian culture. There is truly something for everyone here.
Totnes retains a strong hold on its heritage. Our main street is reputed to have more listed buildings per head of population than any other town in Britain. A range of traditional attractions, including the Elizabeth Market, held every Tuesday from May to September, still comfortably fit their historic niche. The many heritage attractions of the town include the Town Mill (where the Information centre is based), The Guildhall, The Devonshire Collection of Period Costume, Totnes Image Bank and Photographic Archive and Totnes Elizabethan Museum and Study Centre. There are many other notable buildings and monuments. They are all guarded by Totnes Castle, a classic Norman motte and bailey with commanding views of the Dart Valley.