This lively Georgian Town on the River Severn (the UK’s largest river) creates unlimited leisure opportunities- vibrant shopping streets, extensive choice of places to eat and drink, events, attractions and activities, on and by the water in the surrounding picturesque Severn Valley.
Stourport grew up around the canal basins and locks between the canal and the River Severn and was a principal location for the trans-shipment of goods from canal boats into river going vessels. Stourport has now developed into a popular tourist town and in 2006 was granted Fairtrade Town status.
The restored and unique historic Canal Basins – home to over 100 boats – provides a tranquil and picturesque scene, a heritage exhibition as well as events including a Stourport Canal Basins Discovery Trail (on selected days). Coupled with The Riverside Meadows and Amusement amenity you will find plenty of entertainment around this area. The town has a unique and fascinating history dating back to when the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal was completed in 1771 and water continues to play a key role in its daily life.
The Riverside Meadows and Amusement areas offer picturesque riverside walks, fairground rides, a skate park, paddling pool and other family entertainment for all age groups. Riverboat trips (self drive and cruises) take place during the summer and at other times, subject to availability. The river also hosts a rowing regatta, a raft race and the annual Stourport Carnival when numerous boats are decorated with lights. The town also hosts several other regular events including a Country & Western and Flower Festivals.