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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

3.5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
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    • Very Good
      80
    • Average
      92
    • Poor
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    Recent Reviews:

    • SFM1959
      Colchester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Good views from the top
      4 of 5 stars
      20th July 2019
      Bit of a trudge up to the top of the High Street but then that's the point of building a castle - on the highest bit of ground! We're EH members, so get in for free but there's not a huge amount to... Read full review
    • CelticRinger
      Cornwall, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Lovely piece of Devonian history.
      4 of 5 stars
      27th July 2019
      I had a lovely time wandering around here, the views from the top were stunning - could see down the River Dart in one direction right across to Dartmoor in the other. It was a heck of a climb up... Read full review
    • jgjg13
      Little Sutton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Price and pram
      3 of 5 stars
      8th Aug 2019
      I visited yesterday with my husband and daughter. It was about £5 to get in-a little pricey due to the fact that there isn’t much to do or information dotted about,just a few boards. It is a lovely... Read full review

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