Totnes castle built by the Normans, is a circular motte and bailey type keep, built on top of a round steep sided earthwork. Accessed by steps cut into the bank and an archway through the wall. Visitors are able to walk around the parapet and enjoy spectacular views of the town and river.
Inside the keep, foundations of a square tower are clearly visible and the arrow slits are virtually intact.
Totnes castle is considered to be one of the best preserved castles of this type in England.
The walled outer bailey at the base of the castle makes a lovely picnic area.
The Butterwalk, in the High Street is a shopping area where the shops are set back from the pavement, the buildings over are supported by columns. In Tudor times dairy produce which was outside was kept in the shade.
On the opposite side of High Street is the Poultrywalk which served the same purpose.