About River Severn

Extending from the Cambrian Mountains to the Severn Estuary, the River Severn is Britain’s longest river and renowned for its wave-forming tidal bore. It carves through magnificent rural landscapes in Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, passing ancient cities and historic locks along its route.

Rent a pleasure boat to explore the River Severn as it runs between Stourport and Gloucester or access the stretch above Stourport by canoe. This former inland port is located where the River Severn met the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, with its restored canal basins still accessible today.

Soak up the views across the River Severn from the magnificent Worcester Cathedral or stroll down to the river banks to feed the ducks. You can learn about the historical importance of the river at the National Waterways Museum in Gloucester where vintage narrowboats, river barges and steam-powered dredges are on display.

Getting there

The River Severn can be accessed from several towns and cities throughout Wales and England, including Stourport, Worcester and Gloucester. Birmingham Airport is less than an hour’s drive from the river, with a rental car the most convenient way of getting there.

River Severn travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in River Severn?

    You can find several places worth visiting in River Severn. Worcester, Shrewsbury, and Bridgnorth are some of the most popular amongst our users.