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Fascinating historical building- great guide!

Well worth a visit. The building has been used as a jail, courthouse, museum and is still used for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Allen H
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A lot of history

Sixteenth century original court room and a functioning council chamber. Courtroom, jail, council... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Ramparts Walk, Totnes, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. The building has been used as a jail, courthouse, museum and is still used for town council meetings. The guide - a local volunteer - was excellent , very informative and interesting with some entertaining tales from events in the towns...More

Thank Allen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sixteenth century original court room and a functioning council chamber. Courtroom, jail, council chambers and a lot of history and a friendly and informative guide. Worth a visit. There are some lovely cake shops, an Elizabethan house museum, we had lunch at Pie street which...More

Thank NKulatunga
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Stumbled across this place behind St. Mary's church. A gentlemen who appeared to be "on duty" was eager to share with us the history of the town guild hall, which contains a listing of all the mayors, including the current mayor dressed in formal mayoral...More

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

What a fascinating and historic place. Totally interesting. The guide in there today was awesome and knowledgeable

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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

For a free attraction relying on donations it was reasonably interesting combined with the castle and Elizabethan museum certainly helped learn a great deal more about Totnes but very much short and sweet.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Such a pity as the building is fascinating - tucked away in a side alley it is a haven of peace and quiet, but closed. The architecture promises so much more inside.

Thank Mic L
Reviewed October 26, 2017

Have visited family in Totnes for years and have never been inside this interesting building that has been used as a court, prison and meeting place over the years since it was built in 1553. Located behind St Marys church, it is free to enter...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

The Guildhall is a fascinating place and the guide on the day of our visit brought it alive. The building is very evidently still in use with the mayor's parlour and council meetings held there but it is an historic building and its various uses...More

Thank suemissb
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Sighted just behind the Parish Church in the centre of Totnes the old Guildhall includes the town council chamber which was used - I think - until the 1970's. There are many interesting items on display including a replica of an ancient prison cell.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed September 15, 2017

Very interesting small building . Plenty of local history but also a bit of fun having picture taken in stocks and sitting in old courthouse and pretending to send down your fellow visitors. Small jail attached. No charge just voluntary contribution. Recommend speaking to one...More

Thank 147ChrisB
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