A visit to the town is best started from the river side - at the bottom of the town.
Here you will find the old steamer quay, in what was once the thriving river port.
The town's location helped contribute to this success - being both the highest port navigable, and the lowest bridging place on the river Dart.
The Guild Hall The Guild Hall, on Ramparts Walk (just after the East gate Arch) in the High Street, is a well-preserved 16th century building. In 1170 BC, after the Trojan War, Brutus and a band of followers set out to find this promised land.
The Hall, which was constructed in 1533, still serves as a council chamber. They landed in Totnes with Brutus using the 'Brutus Stone' to disembark from their ship - as he stepped ashore onto the stone, he said; 'Here I stand, and here I rest. Brutus and his followers were, according to the legend, the first people to reach the shores of Britain; making Totnes, and the Brutus Stone, the place of origin of the British People.
Visitors to the Guild Hall can see Totnes' Old Jail and the table where Cromwell sat in 1646. The Ancient Leech Wells The Leech Wells can be found at the top of the town in an area known as the 'Narrows' a collection of claustrophobically narrow streets echoing back to Tones' past.
If you follow the High Street up to the top of the town, it levels out and curves round to the left.