Totnes Castle (English Heritage), Totnes, South Devon

Totnes Castle (English Heritage), Totnes, South Devon

Excellent example of a motte and bailey castle overlooking Totnes and the River Dart

Built by the Normans in the eleventh century, Totnes Castle is an excellent example of a motte and bailey castle.*

Wander up into the keep and then walk around its ramparts. There are stunning views over Totnes, the River Dart and the South Devon countryside.

If you're interested in castles then Berry Pomeroy (English Heritage) and Compton Castle (National Trust) are nearby. Dartmouth Castle (English Heritage) is a little further away where the River Dart and Estuary meets the sea.


Location of Totnes Castle (English Heritage)

We've positioned Totnes Castle (English Heritage) on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location. There's a long, steep high street in the town and the castle if located at the top of that.


*The motte is a large mound topped by a circular stone keep. The bailey is a large walled enclosure in the shadow of the motte.