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Located near to Exeter on the Exe Estuary, Topsham was once a thriving port for fishing and shipbuilding. Voted one of the best places to live in Devon, the town is now known for its thriving hub of shops and restaurants. To enjoy this wonderful location, take a look at our range of self-catering cottages in Topsham.
Why book a cottage in Topsham?
Topsham’s maritime history can be seen all over the town with a number of Dutch style houses dating back to the 17th century when the port was an important part of the cotton trade. One of these houses is inhabited by the Topsham Museum where visitors can learn about the town’s history and enjoy the furnished period rooms of the original merchant’s house.
The area has lots of good walking routes, including a 3.5 mile circular trail around Topsham. Keep an eye out as you walk past the estuary mudflats as they are home to a wide variety of water birds, such as avocets and dunlins. A ferry service exists that will take you across the River Exe if you want to explore the other side of the river.
Topsham is renowned for its food, with a good choice of pubs and fine dining establishments on offer. The Galley Restaurant is the perfect choice for seafood lovers - the menu specialises in fish and the restaurant offers wonderful views across the estuary,
Places to visit near Topsham
Head across the River Exe and explore 600 years of history at Powderham Castle. Participate in a guided tour of the many rooms in the castle or take a deer park safari through the grounds, home to 600 Fallow deer.
South of Topsham is the seaside resort of Exmouth. One of the oldest seaside towns in Devon, Exmouth has miles of sandy beach and is the perfect place to try your hand at kayaking, windsurfing or kitesurfing.