Totnes is a market town with a history that stretches back over a thousand years, situated in the South Hams, South Devon.
It was first fortified in 907 by King Edward the Elder, and the castle which stands today was built shortly after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
By the 12th Century Totnes was an important Market Town, a tradition that continues today, with a weekly market in the Town Square on Fridays and Saturdays.
The River Dart flows through it - starting on Dartmoor and entering the sea at Dartmouth.
Its (only) main street is unusual in that it is primarily populated with independent traders rather than chain stores. Famously, local protest prevented Costa establishing itself on the High St a couple of years ago.
Totnes boasts three butchers, an artisan cheese shop, local organic produce of all kinds, independent bakers producing artisan breads, and so on.
It has its own currency too - The Totnes Pound.
It is close to the sea as well as the moor.
It is twinned with Narnia.
What’s not to like?
Totnes & Environs