Upton upon Severn - East Waterside - A4104

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Many thanks to the folks at Upton MarinaTingdene Marinas )  for facilitating this camera's location and to Worcestershire County Council  for capitally funding its installation. The A4104 floods frequently when the River Severn is in spate. Please click here for flooding information regarding this location.  Upton's Marina is situated on the East Waterside opposite Upton's picturesque riverfront. You can visit the Wheelhouse Bar & Restaurant for food drink and live entertainment. A Chandlery, Severn Expeditions Boat Hire and Upton's Rowing Club is situated there. Upton Marina sell various boats and has a fleet of holiday hire boats and their main office is on site. Upton Marina offer secure pontoon and bankside moorings for all types of craft. Upton lies on the banks of the River Severn and is known for its regular flooding. 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's main built up area lies on slightly higher ground than the surrounding countryside, and becomes an island during severe floods. The town has three major music festivals, with the spring folk festival, and the summer jazz and blues festivals. Upton is the home of The White Lion Hotel, a 16th-century coaching inn, where parts of the building date back to 1510. The building has undergone many transformations over the centuries and is easily found on the high street due to its distinctive portico, adorned with its very own lion. Reputed to have played a part in the English Civil War, where soldiers from both sides are alleged to have enjoyed the hospitality of this popular local hostelry prior to the Battle of Worcester. Guests of the hotel can stay in rooms referred to in books VII and VIII of Henry Fielding's classic 1749 novel Tom Jones in which he refers to the hotel as 'A house of exceeding good repute'; these rooms retain many of their original features.