Totnes city life
Totnes is a cosy, friendly town, with a relaxed atmosphere and the small community vibe, surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. If you love nature and something similar to the countryside ambience, then you will love Totnes. However, there are plenty of cultural attractions and leisure activities for young people available here.
Main attractions in Totnes are:
- The Totnes Castle
- The Eastgate—an arch spanning the middle of the main street
- Late medieval church of St Mary
- The Town Mill
- The Guildhall
- Totnes Elizabethan Museum and Study Centre
- The Museum of Costume, Fashion and Textiles
Borough Park is the main park, located right in the centre of the town and every Friday and Saturday Totnes plays host to an open air market.
You can enjoy many outdoor sports activities, like kayaking and canoeing, fishing, cycling and more.
Although a small town, you can find several night clubs, pubs and bars where you can have fun in the evenings. From Totnes, you can easily explore South Devon, the more metropolitan Torbay, the county town of Exeter and the famous seaport of Plymouth.
International atmosphere in Totnes
Although you won’t encounter the cosmopolitan atmosphere typical for a large city, Totnes is home to the following minorities: Irish, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese, and African. The multicultural environment is also maintained by the international student population.
People interested in opening a business in Totnes, can find local business support and advice centres as the city focuses on helping the city grow and become financially self-sustaining.
Totnes has mild winters and warm summers. Significant amounts of rainfall are recorded during the year, specifically, October is the wettest month. Snowfall precipitations start from November and can last until March. Average temperatures in July – August are 19- 20 C (60 - 61 F) and in the winter average temperature during the day is 9 C (53 F).