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History of the town is well documented

You can learn just about all you want to about Totnes by just visiting the guildhall. History of... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Totnes, United Kingdom
Don't miss the Historic Guildhall Totnes

This gorgeous 16th Century Guildhall is located behind St Mary's Church in the main street. The... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Neil S
Wantage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

You can learn just about all you want to about Totnes by just visiting the guildhall. History of the town is well documented with photos and it’s all well laid out and very well managed and maintained. A donation of £1 a visit per person...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

This gorgeous 16th Century Guildhall is located behind St Mary's Church in the main street. The building, a former Benedictine Monastery became a Guildhall in 1553 It contained a Magistrates Court from 1624 until 1974. At various times it housed the town's prison from where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Neil S
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

So much history in such a small building spanning seven centuries. It's free entry with a suggested donation of £1. Well worth the money. The guide was terrific and great with the young teenager letting them lock the jail from the outside with a key...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 419PeterB
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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