Totnes is a small town of just 7,500 in the South of Devon. The town is known for its thriving centre of music, art and theatre. Within its small population it appears that there is a large alternative culture and is also a place known for its bohemian lifestyle. Due to this lifestyle, Totnes is home to some bizarre places, such as the Devonshire Collection of Period Costume which showcases a collection of historic costumes dating from the 18th to 20th century.
Totnes is a town known for its history, with records dating back to AD 907. This record mentions that this is when the first castle was built. By the 12th century, the town was a booming market town with a growing wealth, shown through the merchant houses built in the 16th and 17th centuries.