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Topsham’s existence has been linked with the city of Exeter since at least Roman times, the settlement in those distant days serving as a port for its bigger neighbour, as it did for many centuries thereafter. As both have grown Topsham has become a suburb of Exeter, a rather genteel spot just four miles from that city’s heart. There is some fine and characterful architecture, some of the best buildings fashioned from bricks said to have been brought over by Dutch traders (buying our wool) as ballast, the houses constructed in suitably Dutch style. One of those buildings, a 17th century white-washed three-story house, now operates as a museum. Another not to be missed is the redbrick tower of St Margaret’s Church, dating to the 15th century. The town (as it has been since a charter was granted in the 14th century) is no longer a major harbour, though it still serves a few fishing vessels and many leisure craft, and remains a ferry port – albeit the ferries are a tiny boat that conveys passengers and bikes across the River Exe, at the top of whose mouth it sits, and another service that links Topsham to a pub near Exmouth. Rather more significant communications links include its own train station, the M5 that passes just north of the place, and Exeter International Airport that lies about five miles to the north east. Standing on the Exe Estuary Topsham is close to several bird reserves, including the RSPB’s Bowling Green Marsh. Among other nearby attractions you’ll find an adventure park, Devon County Showground, and Powderham Castle.

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The Globe (0.18 miles)

The Globe
A sixteenth century Coaching Inn set in the beautiful estuary town of Topsham - 4 miles from Exeter City centre. At the Globe we offer our customers a traditional English Inn with character and atmosphere ... More | visit website
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Galley 'Fish & Seafood' Restaurant with Rooms (0.22 miles)


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Our luxury accommodation weaves a different kind of magic in Topsham, Devon - Discover the Secret with our nautical cabins, offering suite, double or twin rooms. With panoramic river views ... More

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Innkeepers Lodge (0.91 miles)

Innkeepers Lodge
** ALL OUR RATES INCLUDE COMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BUFFET BREAKFAST ** Situated in the picturesque village of Clyst St George, four miles north of Exmouth, this lodge is adjacent to the St George & Dragon Vintage Inn ... More | visit website
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Stowey Arms (1.43 miles)

Stowey Arms

Set in the lovely village of Exminster, this charming bed and breakfast is ideally situated just 4 miles from the bustling city of Exeter, with its lovely Cathedral and new shopping centre. The Stowey Arms has ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Exeter (Countess Wear) (1.69 miles)

Premier Inn Exeter (Countess Wear)
Conveniently located within easy reach of the M5. For shops and local amenities Exeter city centre is only 2 miles away. Local attractions include a beach, West Point Arena, Princesshay shopping centre, Crealy Adventure Park ... More | visit website
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The Shippen (2.21 miles)

The Shippen

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This bright and extremely comfortable barn conversion enjoys the tranquillity of Devon's lush countryside and wildlife yet is only a few miles from some of the county's ... More

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Travelodge Exeter M5 (2.22 miles)

Travelodge Exeter M5

Located on the M5, close to Exeter, this Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for exploring the Devon countryside. Spacious en-suite rooms, TV in every room, tea and coffee making facilities, free ... More | visit website

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Devon Hotel (2.30 miles)

Devon Hotel

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Conveniently located just 2 miles from the city centre and only a short drive to the south devon coast.The lively "Carriages Brasserie" offers superb food and excellent friendly service. From the moment ... More

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Mill Farm (2.50 miles)

Mill Farm
Mill Farm - found on the Powderham estate between Exeter and Dawlish. We have five delightful en suite bedrooms all with television and tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast cooked on an Aga. Very easy ... More | visit website
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Buckerell Lodge Hotel (2.81 miles)

Buckerell Lodge Hotel

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Buckerell Lodge hotel is one of Exeter's most stylish hotels, situated on the outskirts of the historic city. With five acres of tall pines and broad lawns, the serene gardens are ... More

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Winchester Cathedral Dedicated - 1093, Maiden Voyage of SS Great Western - 1838, The ‘Entente Cordiale’ is signed by Britain and France - 1904
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