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Totnes Castle

Castle Street, Totnes TQ9 5NU, England
+44 1803 864406
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Small Castle

Not much to see here. Entrance price expensive for what there is. Luckily we are members. Man... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarahnemo
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Rochester, United Kingdom
Disappointment sized castle

Luckily we are EH members so didn’t part with cash to see the castle, had I done so I would have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
arborfieldman
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Wokingham, 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 trees. Child friendly and dog friendly.
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  • Average40%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible2%
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“norman motte” (12 reviews)
“steep climb” (3 reviews)
“the river” (16 reviews)
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Castle Street, Totnes TQ9 5NU, England
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"the river"
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"entry fee"
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"nice sunny day"
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"surrounding countryside"
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"lovely town"
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"bailey"
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"mound"
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"picnic"
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"circular"
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"graffiti"
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"fort"
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"ditch"
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"ramparts"
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Reviewed 2 days 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my mum and 2 young children and expected there to be more to see/going on in the summer holidays. We are EH members so didn't pay to go in- would have been even more disappointed if I had paid. Bearing in mind that...More

Thank amyrumball
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly disappointing, £5.20 gives entry to a field and a tower built 800 years ago but not used for over 600 years. There are some excellent views from the top, 360 degrees across the countryside and down to the River Dart. Not much in the...More

Thank Allen H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the castle, which was interesting. The best thing is the views, which were great.

Thank DaveKG2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This English heritage site is lovely, cute picnic area as you enter, then up some old stairs to the castle. It's small and contained with little stairs up to view from the top. The boys loved it, the castle appearance, the flag, and the stunning...More

Thank GBox510
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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We walked up to the castle entrance and was surprised to see that it was £5.20 each to enter there was a group of 6 of us. We felt it was too much to go in. We were staying in a property on the hillside...More

Thank Lori M
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

An interesting monument with good views of the town and river Dart. Nothing much to see inside and no parking or loos but as it is the centre of town this does not really matter.Bit expensive for a family but worth a visit if you...More

Thank John D
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

This was our only visit to an English Heritage site that we felt was very poor value. It didn't matter really as we had an Overseas Visitor Pass but we would not have been pleased if we had paid. No Parking. No Toilets. No Value.-...More

Thank Albywon
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