A guide to Stourport-on-Severn
(Population – 19,713 – 2001 Census)
Discover the riverside town of Stourport-on-Severn with its historic canal basins and its contrasting lively fairground and amusements.
Stourport -on-Severn is a lively riverside Georgian town, set on the banks of the River Severn, which was developed with the building of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal in 1771. By the late eighteenth Century, the town had become the busiest inland port in the Midlands after Birmingham.
Nowadays, the award winning historic Georgian canal basins are home to nearly 100 narrowboats and river crafts, a popular destination to residents and tourists alike.
There is much for the family to see and do in Stourport. The riverside hosts an exciting range of family entertainment and summer events, with plenty of open green space to pause, play and picnic in the picturesque Riverside Meadows.
There are riverboat trips and small boats for hire during the summer months. Away from the riverside, visitors will discover many impressive Georgian buildings around the busy shopping area, which has a wide range of independent shops, cafés, restaurants, and pubs along with a variety of different hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts to stay.
Twin Town: Stourport-on-Severn is twinned with Villeneuve-le-Roi in France.
Nearby, explore the spectacular ruins and beautiful gardens of Witley Court or the Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury.
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