The town is estimated to have over 200 active clubs and societies and if you’re feeling brave, the Elizabethan Museum is now open to overnight ghost-hunters following a hugely successful Paranormal Investigation. Those looking for total relaxation, however, will find a stunning choice of beaches just 15 minutes away.
Famed for its cosmopolitan arts and crafts programmes, many well-known writers, musicians and other creatives have made their home in Totnes. While you’re browsing in the weekly antique or Elizabethan markets, you may find yourself rubbing shoulders with members of the Dimbleby family or producer Peter Richardson, the founder of the iconic Comic Strip TV series.
The nearest cinema is The Barn at Dartington and here you’ll find a year-round programme of diverse films, many of which are independent or 'art-house'.
Younger members of the family are well catered for locally too with Paignton Zoo just 5 miles away and Sorley Tunnel Adventure Farm in nearby Kingsbridge.