The lively Georgian town of Stourort
on Severn set on the banks of the River Severn is the setting for
an exciting range of family entertainment.
Funfairs, arcades and the tranquill
scene of the riverside make this town a great tourist attraction
for visitors all over the Midlands.
Almost nothing existed in Stourport
until James Brindley built the Staffs & Worcester Canal in 1771.
After Birmingham, Stourport was then
the busiest inland port in the Midlands.
The town grew rapidly and by 1783 brass
an iron foundries, vinegar works, tan yards, spinning mills, carpet
manufacturers, barge and boat building yards, wharves, warehouses,
shops, houses and inns had sprung up.
By 1795 Stourport has two hundred houses
and about 1,300 inhabitants. Piped water supplies were introduced
in 1851 and the Stourport gas Companty was formed in 1865.
Today this lively town is an attractive
inland resort full of historical interest.
Away from the riverside, visitors will
discover many impressive Georgian buildings in and around the town
centre as well as a good variety of restaurants, cafes and pubs.
Here, every age is catered for - there
is simply something for everyone and is well worth a visit.