13 07, 2020

Quick guides to Topsham

By |2020-07-14T20:37:31+01:00July 13th, 2020|

Quick guides to Topsham – 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: The Dog lover's quick guide to Topsham The Family-friendly [...]

13 07, 2020

The Shopper’s guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-14T20:37:31+01:00July 13th, 2020|

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. An eclectic mix of old and new independent shops, the town has its own timeless charm. Hop off the Number 57 bus or take advantage of the half-hourly train service from Exeter, and then aim for [...]

13 07, 2020

The Family-friendly guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-14T20:37:31+01:00July 13th, 2020|

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. 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 boatyards below the glorious St Margaret’s Church and spot the swans - black Dawlish ones [...]

13 07, 2020

The History Lover’s guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-14T20:37:31+01:00July 13th, 2020|

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 quaint 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 by public transport as well as by car and on foot and has a fascinating maritime history. It was once Britain’s second busiest shipbuilding port and its docks - some still there [...]

13 07, 2020

The Dog Lover’s guide to Topsham

By |2020-07-14T20:37:31+01:00July 13th, 2020|

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 while furry friends enjoy their own retail [...]

9 07, 2020

Topsham – We’re Good To Go!

By |2020-07-10T20:34:40+01:00July 9th, 2020|

“We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark recommended by Visit Britain 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, Visit Exeter [...]

13 04, 2019

It’s official – Topsham is the best place to live in the South West

By |2019-04-13T09:34:41+01:00April 13th, 2019|

We are shouting from the rooftops! It's confirmed...what we knew all along......... The Sunday Times, via a panel of judges, has voted Topsham as the best place to live in the South West of England. Criteria ranged from community spirit to facilities and services, independent shops, restaurants and cafes, and of course, its natural beauty. Read more about it here. For the full story, read the Sunday Times this Sunday 14th April, where the overall winner for 2019 will be announced. There are many ways to follow Love Topsham's news. [...]

5 02, 2019

Love to MOVE

By |2020-03-13T15:41:13+00:00February 5th, 2019|

A food lover's destination Topsham is a unique destination in Devon for lovers of food, drink, eating and living well. There is an unrivalled selection of outstanding cafés, pubs, wine cellars and restaurants offering great food and drink for everyone, whatever your taste and budget. For those of us fortunate to live here, and for visitors from far and wide, Topsham has become the place that people  come to, to buy great local food and drink from an extraordinary range of independent shops as well as direct from producers.   Restaurants Denley’s Essence [...]