To really see the area at it's best, we recommend the Totnes to Dartmouth Cruise on the Ferry. A leisurely 75 minute trip along the river, taking in the lush scenery from the valley with the breeze in your hair. Experiencing Dartmouth for the sights and some real Devonshire fish and chips on the harbour. These can even be scheduled on a summer evening, to see the striking sunset dipping down through valley from the river itself.
According to legend, The Brutus Stone is where Brutus of Troy, the mythical founder of Britain, is said to have first stepped on to the the British Isles from his ship, declaring:
"Here I stand and here I rest. And this town shall be called Totnes."
Whilst in Totnes, a trip to the castle is almost mandatory! One of the best preserved examples of a Norman Motte and Bailey castle in England, the castle dates back to the 14th Century occupying a commanding position atop a hill and overlooking the town and three surrounding valleys, historically giving rise to a great defensive position, these days the views are just spectacular.
If you are more of a foodie, Totnes is also the home of Sharpham's Vineyard and Cheese Farm, who offer tours of their facilities and tasting events which allow you to sample their award winning wines and cheeses, see the vineyards and experience the traditional processes and local knowledge put to use to bring us the best tasting Devonshire produce!
We hope this post has inspired you to visit the fabulous town of Totnes. There really is something for everyone here, and we have only touched on a few of the tourist attractions. More information can be found at Visit Totnes to help you plan your trip even further.
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