Best Things To Do In Totnes, Devon

Best Things To Do In Totnes, Devon, Totnes, England (B)

A medieval town on a tall hill topped by a castle, surrounded by the beautiful Devon countryside. Markets, small shops, cafés and restaurants. And a vision of the future, as England’s first Transition Town. Here are some of the best things to do in Totnes, whether you are visiting for a day, or staying a little longer.

Situated on the River Dart, between the Devon coast and the national park of Dartmoor, Totnes has an enviable location and a long history. Legend has it that the town was founded by Brutus of Troy, but the earliest official record is in 907 CE, when the first fortifications were built. It quickly grew as a market town, a status that it retains today.

Totnes continues to make history, as in 2006 it declared itself a “transition town”, the first such project in the UK. This entails a commitment to sustainability, a response both to climate change and to globalisation. For the visitor this means that there is an emphasis upon local businesses, and you will find small, independent shops and restaurants in preference to high street brands. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Best Things To Do In Totnes, Devon
Guide Location: England » Totnes
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Karen Warren
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Brutus Stone
  • East Gate
  • Butterwalk
  • Tudor guild hall
  • Rotherfold Square
  • Totnes Castle
  • Elizabethan House Museum
  • Totnes Fashion and Textiles Museum
  • Pannier Market
  • Rumour
  • Royal Seven Stars
  • Greenway House