From Saxon beginnings to today’s vibrant market town, Totnes has a national reputation for its diverse and lively community.
Totnes is a captivating town set on one of Britain’s most picturesque and historically significant waterways, the River Dart. Its cosmopolitan population generates an exciting range of cultural activities and fosters passionate exploration of new ideas. The locals pride themselves on being a little different.
High quality cafes and bistros, traditional inns, special places to stay, award-winning food markets and great attractions combine to make Totnes a wonderful place to visit anytime of the year.
Totnes retains a strong hold on its heritage. Framed by a beautiful rural Devon landscape, the town is full of character with many notable buildings and monuments. Explore the town’s rich history and charming architecture; lose yourself in its ancient passageways.
There’s no shortage of things to experience and do. Totnes is packed with interesting features, a fascinating past and a thriving selection of independent shops and businesses to seek out during your visit.
The Sharpham Trust connects people with nature and fosters mindfulness and well-being through retreats and courses, outdoor learning and the arts on a spectacular stretch of the River Dart in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Trust is an education and conservation charity, welcoming retreatants to and hosting ceremonies in Grade 1-listed Georgian villa Sharpham House, with its18th century walled garden and Capability Brown landscape.
The Estate is home to The Barn Retreat Centre, Sharpham Meadow Natural Burial Ground and the famed Sharpham Wine & Cheese.