Totnes, South Hams, Devon

Totnes, South Hams, Devon

The market town of Totnes has a unique 'hippy' feel to it and a relaxed atmosphere away from the bustle of nearby Torbay. Situated on the river Dart, it is an attractive, historic town with a Norman castle and was mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Norman, Medieval and Tudor buildings can be found in Totnes and more about the history of the town can be learnt in the museums. A narrow street uphill through the centre of the town passes below an arch/clock tower, unfortunately the original one was burnt down a few years ago, and is lined with small shops selling second-hand books, crafts, gifts, clothes and Conkers handmade shoes. My favourite shop is Roley's handmade fudge towards the bottom of the high street - don't miss it! There are outdoor markets all year round on Fridays and Saturdays, with an Elizabethan market on Tuesday mornings in the summer.

Totnes is a great starting point for walks along the river Dart in either direction. Starting from the bridge in the centre you can head to Dartington one way or or towards Dartmouth in the opposite direction. Boat trips take visitors to Dartmouth or to other places along the river. Totnes is a great base for exploring the South Hams, Dartmoor and Torbay. It has a mainline train station so is easily accessible.

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