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15 07, 2020

The Cyclist’s Guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-20T08:43:53+01:00July 15th, 2020|

The Cyclist’s Guide to Topsham When it comes to Topsham - visiting, exploring or just passing through - cycling is the ONLY way to travel, because the town has made such an effort to be bike-friendly. If you ride from Exeter, just four miles away, follow the signs to pick up South Coast National Cycle Network Route 2 - one of the prettiest such routes in the country, and soon leading you along the side of Exeter Canal towards Topsham. You can park up as you enter the town [...]

14 07, 2020

The Foodie’s Guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-18T18:57:06+01:00July 14th, 2020|

The Foodie's Guide to Topsham What’s it going to be - a local hand-crimped pasty or a genuine Portuguese chorizo sandwich? Perhaps a burger made of melt-in-the-mouth smoked beef or a vegan galette hot from the griddle? You get the message, we’re sure: Topsham is a paradise for food lovers, whether it’s to buy for later, to eat-in now, or to takeaway and munch whilst overlooking the estuary. It’s under half an hour from Exeter or Exmouth by train or bus – and as soon as you arrive you’re no [...]

13 07, 2020

Quick Guides to Topsham

By |2020-07-19T19:08:54+01:00July 13th, 2020|

Quick Guides to Topsham – there's something for everyone For a petite town nestled on the banks of the estuary between Exeter and Exmouth, Topsham has an impressive number of things to do. Safe, naturally stunning and unique with indoor and outdoor options, Topsham is an ideal place to visit – even with the necessary adjustments needed for 2020. So, whatever type of person you are, here are a few ideas for an enjoyable day (or three) in this quaint Devon town: Plus, if you visit on [...]

13 07, 2020

The Shopper’s Guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-23T17:05:03+01:00July 13th, 2020|

The Shopper's Guide to Topsham If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that good shops - distinctive, independent ones that showcase top quality locally-sourced products - are a real joy. And so it is with Topsham, where over 40 independent stores and many more local businesses create a slice of retail heaven like nowhere else in the Exeter area. A vibrant mix of old and new independent shops, the town has its own timeless charm. Hop off the Number 57 bus or try the half-hourly train service from Exeter, and [...]

13 07, 2020

The Family-friendly Guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-23T17:01:31+01:00July 13th, 2020|

The Family-friendly Guide to Topsham Topsham is wonderfully outdoorsy with some of its best-loved features being waterside walks and pubs, a nature reserve and green views across east Devon - so it's perfect for kids and adults alike. It’s an easy-to-reach slice of nature, a short bus or train hop from Exeter, and fascinating for children of all ages, completely safe and fully family-friendly. If you come on a Saturday watch and listen for the Town Crier delivering local news with a difference, then head to the water and [...]

13 07, 2020

The History Lover’s Guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-23T17:10:21+01:00July 13th, 2020|

The History Lover's Guide to Topsham. If you love exploring the past as well as the present, Topsham is THE place to visit. Only four miles from Exeter yet feeling like a world away, this ancient estuary town has an impressive story to tell as you while away a very pleasant day out from the City. The town on the Exe estuary is easy to access by public transport as well as by car and on foot, and is best known for its  fascinating maritime history. It was once [...]

13 07, 2020

The Dog Lover’s Guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-23T17:08:21+01:00July 13th, 2020|

The Dog Lover's Guide to Topsham Are you a dog owner with time on your paws? Then take the short train or bus ride from Exeter to Topsham, the historic estuary town on the River Exe. The pretty historic streets make for a perfect walk that’s stimulating for everyone on two legs and four while almost all the pubs and cafes - and there are lots of them - are enthusiastically dog-friendly. Owners can buy fresh fish and artisan cheeses or tuck in to a cream tea or fish and chips [...]

13 07, 2020

Topsham’s Summer of Sounds

By |2020-07-30T15:01:55+01:00July 13th, 2020|

Music comes to Topsham every Saturday throughout the summer! Whether you're having a day out from the City, live locally or in Topsham for a 'staycation', make sure you are in the main shopping area, Fore Street on a Saturday morning. As part of the town's bounce-back to recovery, we are delighted to have a programmme of musicians for every Saturday throughout the summer. The programme kicked off in June with the well-known Sadie Horler singer-songwriter, and is followed by a whole host of local talent from guitarists, singers, double [...]

9 07, 2020

Topsham – We’re Good To Go!

By |2020-08-04T16:03:15+01:00July 9th, 2020|

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark recommended by Visit England to signal that a business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. Although all the businesses that are open in Topsham are stringently following government guidelines, many have signed up to the additional "We're Good To Go" stamp of approval. The number of businesses involved is growing every day. This initiative, strongly supported by Exeter’s tourism and marketing service, [...]

17 06, 2020

Topsham Recovery Update

By |2020-06-18T20:51:20+01:00June 17th, 2020|

As you may know we have been doing everything we can to help in the recovery of Topsham on behalf of the local businesses. Following on from discussions at the Topsham Traders Meeting on Monday 15th June 2020 and the work we in Love Topsham have been doing regarding social distancing in town, we can now update everyone on our progress. Our objectives has been helped enormously by Cllr Andrew Leadbetter, who has been in touch with the Director at Exeter City Council in charge of the Coronavirus [...]

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