Topsham is an attractive town on the Exe estuary, Devon, in England's Westcountry. Now part of Exeter, it nevertheless maintains a distinctive identity. Loved by its locals, and savoured by those who visit, Topsham offers river walks; wildlife; a Saturday morning market; many characterful shops, restaurants and inns; and quiet space to sit and watch the sailing boats go by. But while present-day Topsham is undoubtedly picturesque and has a rich historical heritage, it always has been a working town. Despite no longer being one of the great trading ports of Britain, it continues to have a very strong business and commercial life, with traditional maritime trades continuing alongside the modern and computerised. The site aims to support and encourage the current and future community, so that the history which awaits us may be just as interesting and rewarding.

Topsham - looking north from Quay


The Topsham Town Fayre 2014 takes place from Saturday 16th - Saturday 23rd August. Billed in the programme as having new ideas and fresh energy, this year's program includes some new events including a family fun day featuring The Wild Experience (where you can see and handle wild animals), an Antiques Valuation Evening, and Diamondogz 70s Night (an evening of glam rock in Matthews Hall). See the print programme - on sale from Topsham Stores - for full details, but a basic listing is online here: TOPSHAM TOWN FAYRE WEEK.

Topsham along the river Exe

Topsham along the river Exe from neil ewins on Vimeo.

Neil Ewins sent me a link to this stunning UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) flypast of Topsham - best viewed fullscreen. See and his commercial page Ewins Aerial for background and other Devon aerial movies.

Topsham from the air

The Summer 2014 issue of EX magazine has a very nice feature on some photography commissioned by the local estate agents Wilkinson Grant, using a drone camera to take aerial videos and 'tilt-shift' stills of Topsham, Lympstone and Woodbury.

Topsham Lock Cottage

The Topsham Lock Cottage cafe is now open for its summer season (28th June to 25th August).

Bowling Green Marsh - bird hide improvement

News from the RSPB: Bowling Green Marsh hide will be closed from 28th July to 31th August for "extremely exciting improvement works". See RSPB: Bowling Green Marsh.


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