Totnes can be found in Devon near the River Dart. The town is located about 35km from Exeter. The history of Totnes dates back to about 907 when the first wall of the castle was constructed. By the 12th century it had become an important market area. Today the city is well known for its culture including the thriving art, theatre and music communities that can be found there. There is also an alternative or New Age community that thrives in Totnes as well, offering ample opportunity for those who want to try a more bohemian lifestyle.
Totnes is a market town that is located within the region of Devon. The town is located at the head of the River Dart estuary within the southern part of Devon. This area has a vast amount of natural beauty. Totnes is located about twenty-two miles south of the city of Exeter and the town under administrative charge of South Hams District Council.
The town of Totnes has a population of about eight thousand and is a thriving area for music, theatre, natural beauty and art. It has a sizeable alternative and New Age community and this area is known as a place where one is able to live in a bohemian style.
Totnes is built on a hill that rises from the western bank of the River Dart and this is what separates Totnes from the Bridgetown suburbs.
The town of Totnes has a fairly large size of alternative lifestyle community. There is a vast number of facilities for painters, artists and musicians and the town holds a market twice a week where people buy and sell antiques, musical instruments, second hand books and hand made clothing from around the world and there is also a vast amount of locally produced products and a lot of these are organic.
The town has a good educational network and the local secondary school is King Edward the sixth Community College and it shares its name with the former King Edward the sixth grammar school that was set up over four hundred and fifty years ago.