Stourport, Worcestershire travel guide and Stourport information

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The town of Stourport is on the River Severn, to the south of Kidderminster and north of Worcester in the northern part of the county of Worcestershire, central England.

It is the towns position on the River Severn and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal that played a large part in the towns development, and now play their role in Stourports appeal to visitors, both within the town itself and when exploring the surrounding countryside - the boom years for the town followed the opening of the canal in 1766.

A visit to the town will focus on the 'triangle' created by the River Severn, the River Stour and the High Street, with the canal running through the middle and the basins for the canal where barges are moored.

Within Stourport itself there are several notable places of interest, with many (but not all) a consequence of the town's development during the Georgian period which has had a big influence on the architecture - there are various places in the town where you will come across well maintained terraces of Georgian houses.

The most interesting medieval house is on Mitton Street (cross the canal at the top of High Street), an interesting 16th century half-timbered house, while the area around the basins (used to control water levels in the canal) is largely unchanged over 200 years, and centred around the 'clock warehouse'.

After exploring Stourport, perhaps return to one of the pubs or cafes that you discovered on your travels for lunch, or stroll along the river - there is a nice stretch through a park running up from the main bridge that crosses the Severn. There are also boat trips along the river available if you want to explore a bit further.

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Map of Stourport and places to visit

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