Totnes Castle


A classic Norman motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone shell-keep crowns its steep mound, giving sweeping views across the town rooftops to the River Dart.

Climb to the top of the keep to enjoy stunning views over the town of Totnes and across to the River Dart. Or enjoy a picnic in the peaceful grounds under the shelter of age old trees - there is plenty of space for families to relax on a summers day.

Within easy walking distance of the town, the castle is an ideal addition to any day out in South Devon and you can combine the visit with one to nearby Dartmouth and Berry Pomeroy Castle which are just a short drive away.

Originally the castle was an earthwork and timber construction but in the early 13th century, the shell keep was built to crown the mound and was later rebuilt and this is what you can see today.

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  • Castle Street
  • Totnes
  • Devon
  • TQ9 5NU