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View of Totnes

Things to do in Totnes

Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Totnes is an historic market town ideal for exploring the South Hams and walks along the beautiful River Dart. The town's attractions are a great mix of the traditional and family friendly, with everything including guided canoe trips, steam railway rides, adventure parks, agricultural shows and ancient castles featuring in the area.

Totnes also offers an excellent choice of accommodation for visitors including traditional inns with rooms, cosy cottages with pools ideal for families, riverside B&Bs and rural caravan and camping parks. A good selection accept pets so the whole family can enjoy a relaxing break in Devon when staying in Totnes.

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Totnes Castle

According to the Totnes Brutus Stone, legend has it that the British people have their origins in the town. Numerous heritage attractions sit around this ancient Devon market town like the great Guildhall on Ramparts Walk. Historic landmarks are best explored along the 1.5 mile long Town Trail which starts at the Town Mill, a restored Victorian water wheel with Information centre and exhibition, old mill machinery and rural archive upstairs. Visit the Dartington Hall Estate just outside Totnes with year round live events, festivals, exhibitions and spectacular grounds and gardens or take a steam railway ride between Totnes and Buckfastleigh. Visitors can also take a tour the ruined Berry Pomeroy Castle (English Heritage) set in a wooded valley or visit Totnes Castle which is one of the best preserved examples of its kind in England.

The Totnes Museum of Costume, Fashion and Textiles has a collection of period costumes on display and Totnes is home to the Woodlands Theme Park which is the largest family theme park in the region, with a zoo farm and an extensive variety of rides and attractions for visitors of every age. Don't miss a visit to the Totnes Museum housed within an Elizabethan Merchant's House. Town events include the Totnes & District Agricultural Show with stunt displays, animal shows and vintage cars exhibitions.

If you are planning a family day out, visit the Totnes Rare Breeds Farm with a wide range of rare and unusual native British animals including red squirrels, field mice, birds of prey and pygmy goats. There is also an onsite cafe where you can enjoy a cream tea and watch the steam trains go by.

Accommodation in Totnes

  • Marldon   (4.4 miles from the centre of Totnes)
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    Charming 17th Century cottages in Marldon, near Totnes and Torquay. Ideal for families, pool, sundeck. Representative prices given, visit main website for full range! Sleeps 2-6.
     
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  • Dartmouth   (3.9 miles from the centre of Totnes)
    Sleeps 10
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    £465
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    Idyllic holiday cottages in the Dart Valley across Dartmouth and Totnes. Whether you're looking for a cosy cottage for two or a large converted barn for a gathering. Sleep 2-10.
     
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  • Paignton   (3.8 miles from the centre of Totnes)
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    £214
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4-6
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    Family friendly holiday park in Devon on the English Riviera with onsite leisure facilities & online booking available
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  • Paignton   (3.7 miles from the centre of Totnes)
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    £359
    Per week (seasonal) sleeps 4-6
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    Stylish caravans and a spacious contemporary lodge on a Paignton leisure park with oudoor pool, cafe, bar and play areas. Trails, shop and amusements. Sleep 4-6.
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  • Paignton   (3.3 miles from the centre of Totnes)
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    £362
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    Romantic hideaway for two in the Devon countryside with private patio seating area, exposed beams & champagne provided by request. Short breaks. Beautiful views.
     
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  • Totnes   (3.5 miles from the centre of Totnes)
    Sleeps 8
     
     
    Detached picturesque cottage in the Devon countryside. Spacious enough for a group. Pets allowed. 5 miles from Blackpool Sands. Free Wi-Fi. Driveway parking. Expansive garden.
     
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  • Totnes   (5.9 miles from the centre of Totnes)
    Sleeps 4
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    £382
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    Charming 19th century holiday cottage in South Hams with two bedrooms, garden, on road parking & Wi-Fi service. Pet friendly by arrangement. Log burner stove. Cot & high chair.
     
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  • Totnes   (0.0 miles from the centre of Totnes)
    Sleeps 5
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    £404
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    Charming Totnes holiday cottage with wood burner, two bedrooms, bathroom with shower & views over the castle. Travel cot & high chair. Parking permit. No pets or short breaks.
     
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  • Stoke Gabriel   (3.6 miles from the centre of Totnes)
    Sleeps 4
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    £386
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    Picturesque holiday cottage in South Devon surrounded by beautiful countryside. Parking for two cars and space for a boat. Free Wi-Fi. Beach 4 miles away. Small private garden.
     
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  • Cornworthy   (3.4 miles from the centre of Totnes)
    Sleeps 8
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    Hall House was originally the village shop. One of a pair, this delightful, rather unusual large house has a relaxed homely atmosphere and is a very comfortable holiday property...
     
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