Top Choice Winery in Totnes & Around

Sharpham Wine & Cheese

This is one of Devon's most prestigious vineyards, particularly known for its crisp, sparkling whites. You can explore the steep vine-covered hills on your own (£8.95), and then head for the shop for a taste or a si…
Castle in Totnes & Around

Totnes Castle

The outer keep of Totnes' Norman motte-and-bailey fortress crowns a hill at the top of town, providing engrossing views over higgledy-piggledy rooftops and the river valley. Look out for the medieval toilet, too (bu…
Museum in Totnes & Around

Totnes Fashion & Textile Museum

Beautifully displayed 18th- to 20th-century garments, set in one of Totnes' finest Tudor Merchant's houses.
Historic Site in Totnes & Around

Dartington Estate

Henry VIII gave this pastoral 324-hectare estate to two of his wives (Catherines Howard and Parr). For many years it was home to the town's art college; now the 14th-century manor house hosts events, including the r…
Historic Building in Totnes & Around


Parts of this atmospheric structure were the kitchens of the town's Norman priory; inside look out for cells, ceremonial robes and an elaborate council chamber.
Gardens in Totnes & Around

Elizabethan Garden

Signs in this tiny walled garden cast a light on 16th-century medical thinking, outlining which herb cured which ailment – soapwort for syphilis, woad to staunch bleeding, bay for bee stings. It's accessed via an ea…
Architecture in Totnes & Around

Historic Buildings

Totnes has one of the best collections of Tudor architecture in Devon, with impressive buildings lining its steep, central High and Fore Sts. Towards the top, where Castle St meets the High St, look out for Poultry …