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County - Worcestershire | Map
Tel code: 01684 | code search
Postcode: WR8 | code search
Population: 4000
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Upton Folk Festival

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Upton Jazz Festival

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Upton Blues Festival

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Upton Internation Music & Camping Festival
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The Swan Hotel
"I booked a four-night stay; initially I thought I might explore the other local establishments to compare with this, and consider alternatives for following visits to Upton - after the ..." More

Drum & Monkey
"The Drum and Monkey is a delightful 17th Century Inn with log fires in winter. They serve traditional and reasonably priced bar food along with good real ales and fine ..." More

Gilberts End Farm
"Good Points: Room clean and quiet. Food very good. General review: A pleasent stress free stay

Date visited: 2009-08-17 ..." More

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The market town of Upton upon Severn straddles the river some 10 miles south of Worcester. Essentially Georgian in character its history can be traced back to at least the 9th century where, in 897 the King of Mercia gifted Upton to Winchcome Abbey and by the 12th century the Earls of Gloucester were the feudal chiefs. The river has acted as a natural barrier for travel and commerce between East and West. Crossing was a precarious business until Tudor times and by 1539 a wooden bridge had been built, being replaced by a stone structure in 1605 and was, for a time, the only bridge across the Severn between Worcester and Gloucester. This bridge lasted until 1852 when it was replaced by a draw bridge which was completed in 1854. This proved unsatisfactory, and the swing replacement for the draw section was completed in 1883. This was replaced by the present bridge in 1940. The early bridge saw one of the last and most daring exploits to take place during the Civil War. In 1651 the town was held by the Royalists; part of the bridge had been destroyed to hamper progress and during a night time raid eighteen Parliamentarians crept over the bridge, captured the church and held it until reinforcements arrived in the morning. During the next few days some 12000 troops crossed the bridge to advance on Worcester, the last great battle of the Civil War. By far the most prominent building in Upton is the former tower of parish church of St. Peter & St. Paul. Founded by de Boteler, a Crusader knight, in the 14th century, but built on earlier foundations, the bell tower is the oldest surviving building in the town. The original church was rebuilt in 1756 and the cupola was added to the tower in 1770 to replace a spire which had been pulled down. This gave it the „Pepperpot‰ name, which was originally coined as an insult. By the 19th century the church was too small for the growing population and a replacement was built at the other end of the town. It was consecrated in 1879. The nave of the 1756 church was dismantled in 1937 and the churchyard turned into a garden: it is an ideal spot for quiet contemplation. The church was declared an Ancient Monument in 1953. Upton has become host to many festivals; Jazz, Blues and Folk music each have their own and the Upton Triathalon is a feature of the sporting calendar, with boating on the river, walks in the hills and a wealth of fine Georgian buildings together making Upton upon Severn well worth a visit.

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Avonbelle River Boat Trips
Upton Heritage Centre

Dentist

Dental Surgery

Doctor

The Surgery

Inn

The Swan Hotel
White Lion Hotel

Pub and Bar

Blue Bell Inn
Drum & Monkey
Little Upton Muggery
Plough Inn
White Lion Hotel
Ye Olde Anchor Inn

Restaurant

Pundits Restaurant
Thrishna
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School

Upton Upon Severn C Of E Primary School

Solicitor

Moore Brown & Dixon

Taxi

Upton Dial A Cab

Shops

Highway Gallery

Activities

Severn Archers(Archery)

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Avonbelle River Boat Trips(Boat Trips and Cruises)

Places to Stay near Upton upon Severn

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White Lion Hotel (0.06 miles)

White Lion Hotel

Our philosophy at The White Lion is quite simple. We offer good old fashioned hospitality with attentive service, good food, fine wines, quality beers, comfortable rooms, ambient surroundings and value for money.

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The Swan Hotel (0.11 miles)

The Swan Hotel

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Set in the quaint English town of Upton upon Severn, The Swan Hotel with its stunning riverside setting warmly welcomes you to take a break in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. ... More

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Gilberts End Farm (1.57 miles)

Gilberts End Farm

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Gilberts End Farm Bed & Breakfast is a Grade II Listed farmhouse, set in a beautiful rural area, giving travellers easy access to the surrounding towns, motorway network, and myriad ... More

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Days Inn Tewkesbury (2.52 miles)

Days Inn Tewkesbury
Days Inn have 14 great locations across the UK, our Tewkesbury hotel is ideally situated to be perfect for business, personal, families or just a quick overnighter if you’re stuck. The Days Inn hotel in ... More | visit website
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The Swan Inn (2.85 miles)

The Swan Inn
Whether you are looking for a place to stay, somewhere to enjoy fine food and wine or a welcoming country pub, the Swan has it all. Described as the quintessential Country Inn, we have tried ... More | visit website
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Hilton Puckrup Hall (3.26 miles)

Hilton Puckrup Hall

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The Hilton Puckrup Hall Hotel combines the elegance of a former Regency Mansion with the facilities of a modern hotel. Situated in 140 acres of parkland with its own championship golf ... More

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Gunnells (3.89 miles)

Gunnells
Double bedroom with own shower room and conservatory/sitting room.
(Conservatory also has a double sofa bed which can accomodate 2 children for an extra charge) Completely seperate from the main house, you will be given ... More | visit website
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Severnside B&B (3.97 miles)

Severnside B&B
Situated in a quiet hamlet on the banks of the River Severn with stunning views across the Severn Valley towards the 'Bredon Hills' yet only 5 minutes drive to Great Malvern, The Three Counties Showground ... More | visit website
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Holdfast Cottage Hotel & Restaurant (3.99 miles)

Holdfast Cottage Hotel & Restaurant

Holdfast Cottage Hotel is a wonderfully warm and relaxing Country House Hotel situated in Little Malvern, less than two miles from The Three Counties Showground. Set in two acres of gardens and woodland, with ... More | visit website

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Treherne House & The Malvern Retreat (4.57 miles)

Treherne House & The Malvern Retreat

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Treherne House & The Malvern Retreat is an impressive and newly refurbished former Gentlemans' Residence offering wonderfully comfortable & stylish accommodation. Throughout the property we have a nice blend a ... More

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