With a prime location on the River Dart in Devon, Totnes has become a popular town for tourists and those seeking a simple lifestyle, and is typified by the many old and quaint buildings and narrow streets that give the town its picturesque image.
Having been a market town from the 12th century, Totnes retains much of the charm that has evolved within the town over the years, and is a most pleasant place to visit. Notable places of interest include Totnes Castle, built for William I, and a number of medieval and later churches that are of historical importance and interest.
Totnes Guildhall, 5 Ramparts Walk, Totnes TQ9 5QH (01803) 862147
A former 11th Century priory building, Totnes Guildhall became a Guildhall and school after King Edward VI gave the town a charter in 1553.
After being converted into a Magistrates court in 1624 (having been a meeting place for Lord Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell when discussing their next plan of action), the Guildhall ceased court proceedings in 1974 and became the venue for town council meetings.