TOPSHAM, Devon

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

Topsham Lock Cottage

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

Cafe in restored lock-keeper's cottage on canal path opposite Topsham; you can reach it either by the Passage ferry slip from Topsham, or if you're walking/cycling along the Route 2 trail on the western side of the Exe. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Opening hours on weekdays are 10.30 until 4 and weekends 10 until 5. Open on August Bank Holiday.  See Topsham Lock Cottage for more details.

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