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Totnes Castle

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The castle is a basic motte & bailey with the keep on top of the mound offering god views of Totnes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ronald W
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie M
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“norman motte”(12 reviews)
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“the river”(16 reviews)
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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being from Wales, we are used to visiting castles. We appreciate their history and love exploring. However this castle is a very basic one and there isn’t a lot to do or see once you’re inside. The admission fee is overpriced (£5 each) for what...More

Thank Dean Aaron R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is a basic motte & bailey with the keep on top of the mound offering god views of Totnes & the river Dart in the distant. Good exercise to walk up to the castle, then the keep & up to the ramparts.

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 10 September 2018 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 8 September 2018

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 28 August 2018

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

Thank 50yorkplace
Reviewed 25 August 2018 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 20 August 2018

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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