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Totnes Guildhall

Address: Ramparts Walk, Totnes, England
Phone Number: 01803/862147
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Totnes
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Brixham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

This historic building is located down a little lane beside the Church off Fore Street and the signs are easily overlooked which is a real shame as it is a wonderful place. Tons of history and is very worth a visit although it won't take very long as it is quite small but I loved it. I can't believe that... More

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Devon
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is certainly wroth exploring if you are in Totnes. It's not a big venue but is has some great history and it's free! I would certainly recommend anyone visiting Totnes to take a look and enjoy a little bit of local history. It's right in the centre of the town, so easy to access by foot and close to... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just happened to see the sign to the Guildhall while in Totnes. Hundreds of years of history and still in use! Great displays and packed full of info about life in the town. A must see when in Totnes.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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99 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We really enjoyed our visit to this historical building We were helped and advised by a lovely lady who could not do enough for us The Guildhall was interesting as it showed the prison cells and had information on some of the prisoners who used to be held there The council meetings are still held there and interesting artifacts are... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you want to know about Totnes and the history of the area then the Guild Hall is the place to go. Take time to consider how horrid the lives of the poor was and how lucky we are to-day. An eye opener

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Totnes
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Take time out to have a look around this old building, which is still used as operational Town Council Chamber, but also has history of being a Court House, and Jail.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Tucked away by the church in Totnes, this is a very old building with a fascinating history. You can see the old cells and the council rooms - extremely evocative.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had the good fortune to bump into one of the city councillors who introduced us to the mayor. They were very knowledgeable of the history and significance of this ancient building, which is still used as the HQ of the mayor and town council.

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Denbury
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Small - a quick visit - but packed full of history. Well worth including as part of the Totnes experience.

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Merthyr Tydfil
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204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Guildhall dating back to 1553 when King Edward V1 granted Totnes a charter to use the former Benedictine priory building founded in 1088 as a Guildhall and school. Converted into a magistrate's court in 1624 and also used as a town jail until 1887. Used as a magistrate's court until 1974. Not a huge place but we had a very... More

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