Totnes Castle

Castle Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NU

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A classic motte and bailey castle, founded soon after the Conquest to overawe the Saxon town. A later stone shell-keep crowns its steep mound, giving sweeping views across the town rooftops to the River Dart. Why not make a day of it and take a ferry trip along the beautiful River Dart to Dartmouth or join the steam train for a trip to Buckfastleigh, a journey not to be missed.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£3.60 per ticket
Concession£3.20 per ticket
Child 5 - 15 years£2.20 per ticket

Opening Times

Dartmouth Castle Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes

* For full opening times and prices, visit www.,english-heritage.org.uk
Closed 24th - 26th December and 1st January

Facilities

Other

  • Accept Children over 7
  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • Picnic Site

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop

Key Features

  • Families
  • In town/city centre
  • Max group size - 50
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - Nearest parking within five minutes walk.

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - Min group size of 11 to receive group discount
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - email education@english-heritage.org.uk

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 11

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A385. In Totnes on a hill overlooking the town. Park in town car park. On foot, turn right off high street, or from station, take castle street.

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Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Totnes station. Cross Station Road into Castle Street opposite. The castle is 0.25 mile up the hill on the right.

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Passp0rtAlwaysReady
      Exeter, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Sunday Castle
      4 of 5 stars
      11th Nov 2018
      We arrived at Totnes Castle this Sunday morning. As we approached this majestic castle we could see people walking up the steps inside. The gate was shut- but not locked so we let ourselves in. Turns... Read full review
    • Robbie O
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      an absolute monetary rip off
      1 of 5 stars
      9th Dec 2018
      my wife and i visited the castle and it is truly the most outrageously over priced venue that we have ever visited.Apart from some beautiful views ( WHICH CAN BE APPRECIATED FROM ALMOST ANYWHERE IN... Read full review
    • 31gilest
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Casual Visit
      4 of 5 stars
      14th Apr 2019
      This is an English Heritage site and we are members so didn’t pay, otherwise I think I would have found the £5 entry fee a trifle pricey. This is a very simple motte and bailey castle, rather... Read full review

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