Dartington Hall

Henry VIII gifted this beguiling estate to two of his wives (Catherines Howard and Parr); now it's home to B&B accommodation, White Hart, the cool Green Table bistro, the Barn art-house cinema, the mellow White Hart pub, landscaped grounds, shops and a medieval great hall that hosts events ranging from classical music to the Ways with Words Literature Festival. The estate is 2 miles northwest of Totnes.

Historic Totnes

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 High St, look out for Poultry Walk. This wonky row of Tudor jettied buildings, propped up by an array of columns, was where the town's poultry market was once held. Downhill, on the left, the 16th-century Butterwalk used to shelter dairy markets. Many of the houses have elaborate Tudor plasterwork ceilings; two of the best preserved are at Bogan House, in the Totnes Fashion & Textile Museum.

Church Cl cuts sharply left off the High St, leading beside the 15th-century red sandstone St Mary's Church. Hidden in behind is the ancient Guildhall. Ramparts Walk curves around the church, tracing the line of the original Saxon town boundary. At the bottom of Fore St, Bank Lane features an ornate, lemon-yellow 18th-century house built in a style known as Strawberry Hill Gothic.