Day 5: Explore Totnes...

Experience - North & South Coast of Devon

Day 5: Explore Totnes...

Today why not enjoy a boat trip along the River Dart to Totnes? Let us make the necessary arrangements and see Dartmouth and the River from a different perspective. Enjoy seeing the wooded banks, wildlife (occasionally seals and porpoises) and points of historical interest, accompanied by an entertaining commentary.

Arrive at Totnes disembark at Steamer Quay and, with our help, explore this interesting inland town. With some evocative buildings from the town’s sixteenth century heyday -when cloth was exported to France and wine returned – Totnes is a characterful town and thriving centre for theatre, art, music and natural remedies. History rubs along happily with a not insignificant ‘alternative’ or ‘New Age’ community, providing a bohemian element to modern day Totnes.

The town has a long history dating back to the building of its first castle in 907AD and by the 12th century had already evolved into an important Devon market town. In 1523, tax records indicate Totnes to have been the second wealthiest town in Devon and sixteenth in the country. As you explore today, your holiday information pack picks out the landmarks and clues to it’s past, rounding off with a climb to the surviving William I motte-and-bailey castle, from which panoramic views of Totnes and the surrounding area may be gained.

When booking your holiday with Classic Escapes discuss your leisure interests with your dedicated holiday organiser.

Naturally we will pass on our lunch and evening meal recommendations, making reservations for you as appropriate. We keep up to date on where’s best!

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