Travel – Birthday Vacation: Topsham

We explored Topsham, a nearby town with G’s cousin and wife while visiting Exmouth on our second day. We took the train and it was only a short 15 minute ride away. Our first stop was at Bridge Inn, a historical pub that dates back to 1897 for some drinks and snacks. They serve a variety of lager and ales but I’d have no clue which is which since I don’t drink! I had some hot chocolate instead and a pie. (WARNING: Picture heavy post!)

Topsham Train Station

Bridge Inn Topsham Devon England UK

Mobile Telephone sign inside Bridge Inn

Sign inside Bridge Inn

Empty kegs outside of Bridge Inn

Bridge Inn bench wood carving

Next, we were given a brief walking tour of Topsham along the river by our hosts. We then stopped by for a quick bite at Route 2 Cafe Bar. The cafe is a cosy hangout with its own adjacent bike shop that provides bike rentals and bike service and repair. I would’ve love to bike around town but the typical English weather did not permit that as it was cloudy and rainy the whole day!

Roses Topsham

Poplar House Topsham Devon England UK

Hope House Topsham Devon England UK

Shell House Topsham Devon England UK

Conservation sign

Alley in Topsham Devon England UK

Boats on the river Topsham Devon England UK

View of boat on the river

Topsham Museum

The Goat Walk Topsham Devon England UK

Benches by The Goat Walk Topsham Devon England UK

Union Jack by the river

Statue Decor

Wall hangings

The Lighter Inn Hall and Woodhouse

Route 2 Cafe Bar Topsham Devon England UK

We ended our tour of Topsham at the Quay Antique Centre. I highly recommend this place for any vintage/antique lover as it is a three-story warehouse building filled with a wide array of goods from home ware to toys!

Quay Antique Center

Antique brass kettles Quay Antique Centre

Beautiful China ceramic Quay Antique Centre

Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter Quay Antique Centre

Dial-up telephones Quay Antique Center

Ship Wheel  Decor Quay Antique Centre

For more pictures of Topsham, check them out here. I’ll have one last post from my birthday vacation up soon. Hope you have a great start to the week! πŸ™‚

8 thoughts on “Travel – Birthday Vacation: Topsham

  1. pitgat

    Since now I’m looking forward to your next post, because this one is so nice and so was the previous one! This place is amazing, thanks for sharing it! Home made ice cream πŸ™‚ and the lovely museum! It really seems great! denisesplanet.com

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    1. fauxionista Post author

      Thank you, Denise! We didn’t have any ice-cream nor did we visited the museum but it’s nonetheless a charming town. I’ll try my best to edit the remaining pics ASAP! πŸ™‚

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      1. pitgat

        It was because I saw the home made ice cream sign in the pic πŸ™‚ And because I love museums (and some people make fun of me because of that!) OK, waiting for the next set of pics πŸ™‚ But of course, take your time!

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        1. fauxionista Post author

          Nothing wrong with loving museums as I’m quite fond of them myself! πŸ˜‰ I’ll hopefully be able to get to the last set of pics by this weekend. πŸ™‚

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  2. Katie

    What lovely pictures! Topsham looks like a very quaint and peaceful town. I love the sign warning about cellphones and electronic devices. They should put similar ones in more places!

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    1. fauxionista Post author

      Thank you, Katie! I had a chuckle when I saw the sign on cellphones. Like you, I think there should be more of it! πŸ˜‰

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