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Totnes Castle

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Not that much to see

Decent views across town, but not that much to see otherwise. There is one information post at the... read more

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Julie M
A perfect example of a traditional Norman ‘Motte and Bailey’ castle

We Totnes castle when following a guided walk leaflet taking us around Totnes itself on a Sunday... read more

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Stewart C
Chatham, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Castle Street, Totnes TQ9 5NU, England
+44 1803 864406
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Reviewed today

Decent views across town, but not that much to see otherwise. There is one information post at the bottom of the castle that is interesting, but none at the top (you have to pay an extra £3 for an information booklet). They have picnic benches,...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed today

We Totnes castle when following a guided walk leaflet taking us around Totnes itself on a Sunday afternoon. The castle is owned by English Heritage and entry is free to members, on the afternoon of our visit, the castle was not busy seemingly just us,...More

Thank Stewart C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castle is situated on an elated site so provides a great panoramic view of Totnes. There’s not much Castle left but the grounds are well kept and kids love the climb and they get a good run around the grounds.

Thank angelinat202
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great example of it's kind but will not hold attention for long. Walk up and enjoy the view. A few pictures and sit and have your lunch perhaps. My wife and two kids were done in 20mins max. It is right on the high street...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the main attractions of Totnes, so we visited, but there is not much to see, except the outside structure, walking around and seeing the views.

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting castle run by English heritage but a bit expensive really ..... Nice staff and there are events etc for children

Thank 50yorkplace
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking up the highly fashionable and artisan shop filled high street, Totnes Castle soon comes into view looming majestically high over the town. Passing a well stocked second hand book shop and a fabulous guitar workshop, around the next corner the fantastically well preserved Keep...More

Thank ejmk_2013
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not much to see here. Entrance price expensive for what there is. Luckily we are members. Man running children’s activities informative.

Thank Sarahnemo
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Luckily we are EH members so didn’t part with cash to see the castle, had I done so I would have been asking for a discount. Apart from an impressive ditch, admittedly large motte and a complete bailey wall with ramparts there is nothing to...More

Thank arborfieldman
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We visited this little castle today, it’s not huge and it won’t take long unless... you take advantage of the whole site. The castle itself really isn’t going to take long, but the grounds are lovely. Not historically in keeping, but the history of how...More

Thank Gabbie T
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