Getting There -- Totnes is on the main London-Plymouth line. Trains leave London's Paddington Station once an hour throughout the day, the trip taking 2 3/4 hours. For rail information, call tel. 08457/000125 or visit www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk.
If you're driving from Torquay, head west on the A385.
Between the months of May and October many visitors approach Totnes by river steamer from Dartmouth. Contact Dart Pleasure Craft, 5 Lower St., River Link (tel. 01803/834488; www.riverlink.co.uk), for information.
Visitor Information -- The Tourist Information Centre is at the Town Mill, Coronation Road (tel. 01803/863168; www.totnesinformation.co.uk). It's open April to October Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 5pm; off-season Monday to Friday 11am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm.