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Totnes has a reputation as one of England’s best preserved medieval towns with shops and houses overhanging the High Street. The ancient East and North gates still provide the entrance to the oldest part of town inside the ramparts.

St. Mary's Church

The town centre bustles with shops, cafes and a market. The Guildhall was built in 1553 on the ruins of the Priory and is still in regular use.

The town’s Elizabethan Museum occupies a beautifully restored merchant's house with displays on three floors, including a tribute to computer pioneer Charles Babbage who came from Totnes.


A short distance from the town is some of South Devon’s most beautiful coastline: Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Torbay’s resorts of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are all a short drive away. See links below.

Steamers sail from the town’s quay down the beautiful River Dart to Dartmouth past Agatha Christie’s home at Galmpton and steam trains return to Paignton. Complete the trip on an open top bus.

Dartmoor is close and Plymouth and Exeter are equidistant.

Directions to Priory Cottage        Area Map      Totnes Street Map

Useful Local Links

Devon Online
Tourist information about Totnes and Devon
And other nearby places from Beautiful Devon
Rail and River Round Robin
Rail, Bus and River Dart between Totnes, Kingswear and Paignton
The Kingsbridge Tourist Information Centre
Dartington Arts
Information about and events at the famous Dartington Hall, near Totnes
The Salcombe Information Centre
Totnes Castle
Ruins of the motte and bailey castle
And other links from Tour UK

Visit South Devon
South Hams and South Devon Tourist Information

The South West's biggest city
Dartmoor National Park
Official site of the National Park Authority
Plymouth Classical Music Concert Diary
Comprehensive list of classical concerts in the area including Totnes

The links above lead to external websites: Priory Cottage can accept no responsibility for their content.