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Mini guide to Stourport-on-Severn


Located to the southwest of Birmingham and Kidderminster on the River Severn, Stourport-on-Severn, or Stourport, is a popular year round tourist town with plenty of interesting sights. Created as a canal port on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal in the 18th century, Stourport celebrates its regatta and has some interesting surroundings.

Water is the major theme in Stourport-on-Severn, with both the River Severn and Worcestershire Canal running though it. The annual regatta is a big occasion here in mid-August and attracts hundreds of spectators. Walkers can stroll along the canal's banks and admire interesting architecture or sample real ale at the inns along the way, while the Villeneuve-le-Roi Gardens provide respite.

Stourport-on-Severn's High street has recently been refurbished using original materials and the rejuvenated basins area is also popular with its magnificent clock at the Clock Warehouse. Stourport has several notable churches including the 18th century Methodist Church, St Bartholomew's Parish Church and St Michael's Church, with its huge parish churchyard.

Leisure facilities are excellent in Stourport-on-Severn where you will find a leisure centre with an indoor swimming pool and a range of attractions along the Riverside Meadows including go karting, boating and children's activities, while Shipley's Amusement Centre has many rides. Pubs, bars, cafés and restaurants are plentiful in Stourport and the Civic Centre has frequent musical performances.

Farther afield is the world famous Severn Valley Steam Railway, which runs from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth, while the West Midland's Safari Park is also nearby. Hereford is also worth a look and is famed for possessing the Mappa Mundi and the world's largest chained library, while Worcester and Shrewsbury make for a pleasant visit.

Stourport is about 12 miles from the main north-south M5 motorway and there are two trains per hour from London's Euston Station to Kidderminster via Birmingham and four per hour from Birmingham International Airport.

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