The Boat House, Waterside Upton upon Severn WR8 0HG
Severn Leisure Cruises is a family-owned business, which has been on the river for 35 years, operating the MV Conway Castle, the largest passenger vessel on the River Severn. Visit our website for information on the services we offer.
Canal and River Trust. The Dock Office Commercial Road, Gloucester GL1 2EB
The Canal and River Trust's historic canals and rivers provide a local haven for people and nature. We're the new charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.
20 Backfields, Upton upon Severn Worcester WR8 0JH
Upton upon Severn has won Gold Awards in the RHS Heart of England in Bloom every year since 2003, and for most of those years has won the Large Village Category. Floral displays, planted & maintained by volunteers will enhance your visit to this lovely riverside town. Please have a look at our community website for all you ever needed to know about Upton upon Severn.
Many thanks to Severn Leisure Cruises for facilitating this camera's location and to Canal & River Trust for capitally funding its installation. The town has three major music festivals, with the spring folk festival, and the summer jazz and blues festivals. The present bridge was built in 1940. Upton was founded in 897. Oliver Cromwell's soldiers crossed the Severn here to win the battle of Upton before the main Battle of Worcester in the English Civil War. The town has a distinctive tower and copper-clad cupola known locally as the Pepperpot and the only surviving remnant of a former church. Low lying areas of Upton suffered serious flooding in 2000. In the 2007 floods, levels exceeded those in 2000, and the town was inaccessible by road. The town has been dubbed 'Upton under Severn'. However it should be borne in mind that the overall proportion of properties that were flooded remains low - the large majority of properties in Upton were not flooded.