Upton-Upon- Severn, Worcestershire

Go and have a little mooch around Upton-Upon-Severn when you're on holiday in Worcestershire; it's a charming little town that used to be quite a busy port back in the day, and is still the only river crossing around for miles. The trade boats are long gone from the marina, replaced by pleasure craft and cruisers you can climb aboard for a leisurely trip along the waters. Another option is to hire self drive or skippered boats from Severn Expeditions and potter up to Worcester or Tewkesbury, which is rather nice; take a picnic, see the sights from a totally different perspective, look out for wildlife and if angling is your thing, cast a line or two.

Back in town it’s usually fairly quiet, a peaceful air, though Upton does get busy during the holidays. You’ll notice the black and white 17th century buildings, the varied independent shops and you can’t miss The Pepperpot, a medieval church tower with an 18th century cupola instead of a spire. Put paid to any rumbling tummies with a visit to The White Lion, or back down on the riverside go to The Wheelhouse Marina Bar & Restaurant for pub food or The Boathouse for tapas.

All information correct at the time of writing

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