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)

* 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.





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    Recent Reviews:

    • ellefire
      Trip Type:
      Historic but underwhelming
      3 of 5 stars
      8th May 2019
      The lady on the desk was very friendly and cheerful. I have corporate membership so it was free but if we’d paid, I’d have been disappointed. There’s not much to see. There’s a great view of the town... Read full review
    • Mary H
      Trip Type:
      Free if you are a member of English Heritage
      3 of 5 stars
      16th May 2019
      We were with someone who had a membership and I've learned to regard these fees as a small contribution to care for historic properties that we don't have at home. There are quite a few stairs so... Read full review
    • joannasC2998LD
      Totnes, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      4 of 5 stars
      4th June 2019
      Recently visited totnes castle as my son had homework to do based on the place and rather than sit behind a screen to gather the information we went as a family to experience it ourselves. The staff... Read full review

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