Topsham is a unique town on the Exe estuary, Devon, just three miles from Exeter in England's West country. Loved by its locals, and savoured by those who visit. Topsham offers breathtaking river walks, independent shops, antiques and galleries, restaurants and pubs, or just a beautiful space to stop on your bike ride and watch the boats go by with a pint.

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About Topsham

In a league of its own.
Topsham – once you've visited, you will fall in love with the atmosphere, the architecture, the independent shops and restaurants, and of course, its incredible natural beauty.

Set on the Exe estuary, Devon and just three miles from Exeter, Topsham is loved by its locals, and savoured by those who visit. Watch the world go by from one of the quirky cafes; take a river stroll; enjoy the wonderful shopping; or enjoy a bowl of mussels and a pint whilst enjoying the view. 

Present-day Topsham is undoubtedly picturesque and has a rich historical heritage, but 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 new and modern local businesses.

Top 10 things to do in Topsham (plus a few more!).

Please note: some of these activities are seasonal, so do check opening times on our suggestions before you head off!

·      Shop along Fore Street, Topsham’s main street full of independent shops, restaurants and cafes. 

·      Enjoy a stroll along The Goat Walk, see the sunset and take in the incredible views and wildlife. 

·      Visit Topsham Museum and learn about the town’s maritime heritage and fascinating architecture. 

·      Bring your own bikes or hire them to cycle along the Exe Trail following the River Exe through Lympstone and on to Exmouth. 

·      Enjoy a pint and a bite to eat at one of Topsham’s many pubs, some overlooking the estuary. 

·      Take the children for a swim in Topsham’s very own outdoor heated pool.  

·      Spoil yourselves with a glass of Champagne and afternoon tea at the Salutation Inn in front of a roaring fire. 

·      Make the most of one of the best places in Devon for bird watching at Bowling Green Marsh

·       Pick up some crafts and local produce at Topsham’s Saturday indoor market in Matthews Hall. 

·      Enjoy a picnic with fresh produce picked up in Fore Street, and wonder down to the park for lovely river views, while the children enjoy the zip wire and skate park.  

·      Spend a few hours at Darts Farm, trying and buying wonderful fresh foods and gifts, then stop for lunch at their café or Fish Shed.  

·     Browse the three floors of Topsham Quay Antique Centre, the riverside warehouse on the quayside and pick up some interesting pieces for your home.

·    Take the little ferry across the River Exe and cycle or walk along to Turf Pub, inaccessible by car and while away an afternoon overlooking the water.  

We think the list is endless! If you have a favourite thing you like to do in Topsham for the administration team to consider adding to our list, then please do contact us.



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