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Things to do in Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

The historic town of Upton upon Severn is a thriving town, a perfect specimen of a Severn River port and a place of beauty. Here you will find a mix of half timbered and Georgian buildings, whilst the bridge connects the town with the modern marina.

Visit the Heritage Centre in the 'Pepperpot', a church tower containing newly designed displays and a fascinating account of Upton through the ages. Opposite, the Tudor House Museum is also well worth a visit.

In recent years Upton, once an inland port on the Severn has been gaining new fame as a centre for the popular arts. The colourful Folk Festival draws increasing numbers each year. Another high spot in the year is the Upton International Jazz Festival, when up to 15,000 jazz enthusiasts turn out for the mix of famous bands and new names. In August the popular Upton Water Festival honours the River Severn to which the town owes its existence.

If you enjoy boat trips, Upton is the place to be and for those who enjoy something more active, why not sample the local walks and cycle routes. Or visit the local vineyard just outside the town at Tiltridge Farm and sample the quality local wine.

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