Totnes Bridge was designed by the Devon architect Charles Fowler. Constructed in 1828, it replaced an earlier bridge, the foundations of which can be seen at low tide. It leads to the attractive suburb of Bridgetown, to riverside walks, to Steamer Quay (for trips to Dartmouth) and to Vire Island, named after the Normandy town twinned with Totnes.
Totnes can trace its history back to 907 AD when the castle was built.
According to the Historia Regum Britanniae written by Geoffrey of Monmouth in around 1136, "the coast of Totnes" was where Brutus of Troy, the mythical founder of Britain, first came ashore on the island. Set into the pavement of Fore Street is the 'Brutus Stone', a small granite boulder onto which, according to local legend, Brutus first stepped from his ship. As he did so, he was supposed to have declaimed.
TOAL is available from local streets, however as in a town recommend a sub 250g drone.
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