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Totnes Castle

Castle Street, Totnes TQ9 5NU, England
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Classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later shell-keep crowns its steep mound offering sweeping views across the rooftops to River Dart. Take a picnic under the shade of the ancient trees. Child friendly and dog friendly.
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Castle Street, Totnes TQ9 5NU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is not a huge amount to see but the castle and grounds are well maintained. The gentleman that took my money in the kiosk was very friendly and helpful. I spent more time looking at the great views afforded from the top of the...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wouldn't be worth the visit unless you're a member. Not a lot to see. The best part of the visit was the township of Totnes itself. Quaint township with lots of shops and cafes along a beautiful st4reet.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're in Totnes and have an English Heritage card, it's worth a look but if you have to pay you might be disappointed. The views are great but our visit probably only lasted 10-15 minutes. If you take a picnic you could spend more...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you can make the steps up to it . Its a bit expensive ( £4.50 ish ) for what is there but no doubt it costs a fortune to keep in order .and a great view of the town

Thank Christopher K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This castle is rather small - not much more than a double wall on the top of a motte. On the other hand it is old and I think there are not too many castles of this type preserved in such good condition. The personnel...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

quite easy to find once you have your directions sorted out from a local. the walk takes you through the old town, which is lovely and the Castle is more like in a residential area. didnt have much time to visit and explore this though,...More

Thank Dilshad_Sadiq
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Cute town with shops surrounding castle on a high man-made mound. Great views from the top. Castle is just the outer wall with two levels. Parking is a few blocks away in a public lot. This is an English Heritage site.

Thank debrick79
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Although this is in the highest point of Totnes, it is not easy to find, although not far from the mail street. The signage is awful. Sadly, once you do find it, all that is left is the central keep and outer wall. These are...More

Thank david m
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Luckily the four of us chose a nice sunny day to visit Totnes Castle which dominates the lovely town (although worth exploring, beneath it. Views over Totnes are most interesting providing you are fit enough to climb up to the top of its walls (many...More

1  Thank Barry S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We are members of the English heritage and we went to visit the beautiful little town of totnes and we have always wanted to see the historical castle and it did not disappoint we got in for free because we are members but if you...More

1  Thank angelicangie1
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