About Stourport-on-Severn

Stourport-on-Severn (often shortened to Stourport), is a town and civil parish in the Wyre Forest District of North Worcestershire, England

Stourport is a long way from the sea, but has the atmosphere of a true maritime holiday resort. Not surprisingly people from all over the region have been coming here for many years for a fun day out. It was once a busy inland port, which grew up around the point where the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal joins the River Severn.

Today the restored canal basins are a great place to discover the history of the Stourport and the River Severn.

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History of Stourport-on- Severn

With a rich history, dating back to 1768, Stourport-on-Severn is almost unique as a town that was only built as a result of the coming of the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.

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