Topsham is a beautiful and very popular suburb of Exeter and a tourist attraction in its own right. The architectiure, attractive independent shops and interesting pubs and restaurants make it a pleasant place to visit.

Formerly a major seaport, the town is now of interest for its scenery and proximity to nature reserves for wading and migrating birds, such as RSPB Bowling Green Marsh on the Exe Estuary, the whole of which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).