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

Totnes Castle Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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



  • Accept Children over 7
  • Gift Shop


  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop


  • 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

Travel & Trade

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

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.



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.



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.





TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Tim S
      Ryde, United Kingdom
      Interesting Castle
      5 of 5 stars
      14th Sept 2019
      Operated by English Heritage, this is a very interesting place to visit. Just off the main High Street, it is very peaceful to sit in the grounds. If you climb up the steps, the views over Totnes... Read full review
    • TheOldMacs
      Canberra, Australia
      Extremely Disappointing
      3 of 5 stars
      17th Sept 2019
      What a disappointment – the place was so bland and boring, I reckon we might have lasted maybe ten minutes all up and that included climbing up all the stairs to get to the top of the keep. There... Read full review
    • idcus
      Not cheap
      3 of 5 stars
      30th Sept 2019
      Not a lot to see and a £5 entrance fee!. Need to either drop price or include more. Small visitors hut. Read full review

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