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 Walking Tours

Topsham Guided Walks 2016
Free walking tours of the beautiful and historic port of Topsham are conducted by the Topsham Society. This year tours start on Wednesday 4th May and will take place every Wednesday and Saturday through to the end of September (last walk on 28th). We look forward to seeing you on one of them.

The walks last about one and a half hours and start at the Holman Way car park at 2pm. No booking is necessary.

Holman Way car park is on the T bus route from Exeter and a couple of minutes walk from Topsham railway station and the 57 bus from Exeter and Exmouth.

By car follow the main Exeter to Exmouth road through Topsham. Turn right into Holman Way just before the level crossing (or left just after the level crossing if you are coming from Exmouth). The car park is 400 metres on the left.

Images of Topsham

A wall in Trees Court illustrating the varied building materials used in Topsham. Dutch bricks (used as ballast in empty ships returning from the Netherlands), Budleigh buns, Heavitree sandstone, Beer limestone, volcanic basalt from Exeter and even an old grindstone.

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