Visiting Totnes

Welcome to Totnes
Totnes was a burh or fort founded in 950AD at the lowest crossing point on the Dart. In the sixteenth century Totnes was said to be the second richest town in Devon after Exeter, because of its export trade.


The town of Totnes and its architecture are a tourist attraction providing employment in the retail and leisure industries. The shops which
cater well for the indigenous population also endeavour to meet the needs of the holiday
maker, and are renowned for their individuality.

“However, it is accepted that this buzzing in the high street, is part and parcel of living in a town described by Time magazine as ‘the capital of New Age chic’ and by British Airways magazine as ‘one of the 10 funkiest places in the world’.”

Totnes is situated in South Devon. Distances from large centres of population are Exeter
28 miles, Plymouth 22 miles, and Torbay 5 miles. The parliamentary constituency is
Totnes, as are the Archdeaconry and
Rural Deanery.