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The picturesque town of Topsham nestled along the serene banks of the Exe Estuary. With its quaint streets, historic charm and vibrant community spirit, Topsham is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. 

Short History of Topsham 

Topsham’s roots date back to the Roman era as a bustling port. Over the centuries, it evolved into a thriving maritime hub, trading goods with Europe and the Americas. Its maritime heritage is still evident today in its architecture and waterfront views. 

Things to Do 

Visitors to Topsham are spoiled for choice when it comes to activities. Stroll along the quayside, where traditional fishing boats bob in the water, or wander through the town’s narrow lanes lined with colorful cottages. Nature enthusiasts can explore the nearby RSPB nature reserve, home to a variety of bird species. 

For history buffs, a visit to the Topsham Museum is a must. Housed in an 18th-century merchant’s house, the museum offers insight into the town’s maritime past through exhibits and artifacts. 


One unique event in Topsham is the Annual Topsham Regatta, a celebration of the town's maritime heritage. Held every summer, this lively event features thrilling boat races, water-based competitions, and family-friendly activities along the picturesque Exe Estuary. With live music, delicious food stalls, and a vibrant atmosphere, the Topsham Regatta is a highlight on the town's calendar, drawing locals and visitors alike to join in the festivities. 

Food and Drink 

Topsham boasts an array of eateries, from quaint tearooms serving homemade cakes to gastro pubs offering locally sourced seafood. Whether you’re craving a hearty meal or a refreshing pint, you’ll find plenty of options to tantalize your taste buds. 

Something Different 

What sets Topsham apart is its unique blend of tradition and innovation. While it proudly preserves its maritime heritage, it also embraces modern trends, evident in its thriving arts scene, antiques and independent boutiques. There’s a sense of creativity and authenticity that permeates every corner of this charming town, making it a truly special destination. 

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Exeter take Topsham Road (A3015).



Public Transport Directions

Topsham is located on the Avocet train line, mid way between Exeter and Exmouth. For more information about the scenic route visit

It can also be reached by bus from Exeter Bus Station by using Route 57. For times check out




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