Topsham Lock Cottage

Getting Here

On foot: Topsham Lock Cottage can be reached via the footpaths on either side of the Exeter canal. (There is a foot bridge across the canal just 100m away). It can also be reached from Topsham via the Topsham passenger ferry, which lands at the jetty next to the foot bridge. This crossing only takes 2 minutes. (See map)

By bicycle: The Exe estuary cycle path provides an easy route between Topsham Lock Cottage and central Exeter (about 5 miles away). Bicycles can be carried on the passenger ferry from Topsham.

By boat: There are landing platforms in the canal outside the cottage.

Please note: If you are arriving by car, don’t follow the road signs to Topsham unless you intend to park there and take the passenger ferry to the cottage. Crossing the river by road involves a four-mile trip.

By car: There is no vehicular access to Topsham Lock Cottage. The closest car park is the Exeter Canal Car Park, which is 8-10 min walk away (see map).

By train: The nearest train station is in Topsham on the Avocet Line which runs between Exeter and Exmouth. The station is on the other side of the estuary from Topsham Lock Cottage, but only a six minute walk from the passenger ferry terminal.

The Topsham passenger ferry landing point is just a one-minute walk from Topsham Lock Cottage. It doesn’t operate at low tide, so check the tide times if necessary.

Hours of operation: 9.30am to 5.30pm
April holidays and late May to 3 October: Daily except Tuesdays
Other times: Weekends and (most) bank holidays only

Charges (one way): Adult £1, Under 18s & senior citizens 50p, bicycles, pushchairs etc. 50p.

The Exeter City Council website has more information about this service.

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