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  • 1. T OT N E S
  • 2. TOTNES 1. INTRODUCTION 2. HISTORY 3. GEOGRAPHY 4. TOTNES TODAY
  • 3. 1.- INTRODUCTION → TOTNES NAME TOTNES = TOTTA + NESS NESS = PROMONTORY →MARKET TOWN →RIVER DART →DEVON, SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND →OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY
  • 4. • PROMONTORY • RIVER DART
  • 5. SOUTH WEST OF ENGLAND
  • 6. 2.- HISTORY IN 907 A.D. FIRST CASTLE WAS BUILT 12th CENTURY IMPORTANT MARKET TOWN BRUTUS STONE; A LEGENDARY HISTORY
  • 7. BRUTUS STONE “ HERE I AM AND HERE I REST. AND THIS TOWN SHALL BE CALLED TOTNES”. BRUTUS OF TROY. THE MYTHICAL FOUNDER OF BRITAIN.
  • 8. 3.- GEOGRAPHY  BUILT ON A HILL RISING  WEST BANK OF THE RIVER DART  TWO ROAD BRIDGES OVER THE RIVER IN THE TOWN  1,000 FEET UPSTREAM BRUTUS BRIDGE  0.5 MILES UPSTREAM RAILWAY BRIDGE
  • 9. BRIDGE AND RIVERSIDE
  • 10. 4.- TOTNES TODAY POPULATION 8,000 THRIVING CENTRE OF MUSIC, ART, THEATRE AND NATURAL HEALTH SIZEABLE ALTERNATIVE “NEW AGE” COMMUNITY BOHEMIAN LIFESTYLE
  • 11. WHAT CAN YOU DO IN TOTNES ?
  • 12. Totnes Information Centre • You can get: – A city map – Brochures ( museum, nearest villages) – Souvenirs
  • 13. River views
  • 14. Go for a walk by the river side
  • 15. High street • Characteristics: – Most important street – Buildings are so antique – There are, hotels, banks, restaurants, cafes, shops, second hand books, etc.
  • 16. Typical food breakfast fish and chips Beans, bacon, Obviously fish fried eggs and and chips toasted bread.
  • 17. The castle • From the top you can enjoy magnificent views in every direction
  • 18. St Marys church • It was built by the locals in the 15th century
  • 19. Town hall • Now it is working as a Town hall, but a lot of years ago, it was used for the local magistrates as court prison and meeting place
  • 20. Totnes school of English • you can improve your English • meet people from different countries • Stay with a host family • Organizes activities
  • 21. ROUND ROBIN The Round Robin is a nice long-day circular tour by river, steam train and riverlink bus between Totnes – Paignton – Kingswear – Dartmouth and Totnes.
  • 22. Dartmouth Medieval town and Elizabethan streetscapes. In the Middle Ages, it used to export clothes from Totnes, and to import wine from France and Spain. It is also well worth seeing Bayards Cove and a Castle •
  • 23. KINGSWEAR A cosy and beautiful village with a mesh of narrow lanes, stairways and corridors.
  • 24. PAIGNTON The historic part of Paignton contains fine examples of Victorian architecture. Famous for its long sandy beach and a colourful bustling pier. The most beautiful and largest zoo in Britain with about1.200 animals
  • 25. EXETER • The city of Exeter is the regional capital for culture and shopping (Gandy Street) • Gothic Cathedral • The historic quayside is a 10 - 15 minute walk from the city centre and it is a popular place to come, to eat, enjoy a drink, take a walk, engage in water sports or just to enjoy the views
  • 26. Dartington Hall Gardens There’re public footpaths to going at Dartington Gardens 1 mile walking from Totnes, but isn´t free. In the buildings inside the garden you can celebrate private events such as ceremonies or business.
  • 27. Ashprington
  • 28. Eden Project • 10 years ago this place was a barren, now it’s a environmental project. • There are 3 biomes which reflect the amazing diversity of our planet : the rainforest and the Mediterranean indoor and the outdoor biome, where you will find crops, landscapes and wild plants. • There are so many things to enjoy such as, art, exhibitions, performance, live music, loads of stuff for the kids, and really good food.
  • 29. Farmer’s Market • Every Saturday and Sunday in each village, town or city, there is a farmer’s market.
  • 30. Food and Drink • Cream Tea, it’s a scone which is made with currants and you add clotted cream and strawberry jam served with tea. • Beer and Red Cider