is a market town and civil parish at the head of the estuary
of the River Dart in Devon, England within the South Devon Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty. It is about 22 miles (35 km) south of the city of Exeter
and is the administrative centre of the South Hams District Council.
Totnes has a long recorded history, dating back to AD 907 when its
first castle was built; it was already an important market town by the 12th
century. Indications of its former wealth and importance are given by the
number of merchants' houses built in the 16th and 17th centuries.