VISIT TOTNES

Famous for decades as Devon's hippie haven, eco-conscious Totnes also became Britain's first 'transition town' in 2005, a grassroot community project that aims to increase self-sufficiency to reduce the potential effects of oil, climate destruction and economic instability. Sustainability aside, Totnes boasts a tempting vineyard, a gracious Norman castle and a mass of fine Tudor buildings, and is the springboard for a range of adrenaline sports.

The town has a market you must try each Friday - and is home to a great historic and interesting motte and bailey castle. Another nearby castle, at Berry Pomeroy, is reputed to be one of Britain's most haunted and has event featured in the famous TV show "Most Haunted"

The "Shops at Dartington" offer top quality shopping whilst the Abbey at Buckfastleigh (which is home to a Benedictine community monks) is a living monastery that is open to visitors. You can pick up some Buckfast Tonic Wine or handmade gifts in the Monastic Produce shop. Something a little different - suits Totnes very well indeed!

Totnes high street also offers a wide variety of high street stores, vegan cafe's, vintage shops and many small independent businesses selling one of a kind products. 

Cardiff Castle on turning tide at Totnes.jpg

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom