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About the Town

Information about what the town has to offer

The Beautiful Riverside Town of Upton upon Severn

Upton has a wealth of independent shops, businesses and services throughout the town. As a tourist town the businesses thrive through the summer months and are happy for visitors to greet them at their door.

Heritage & History

Upton dates back to the times of Oliver Cromwell and you only have to look at the buildings about the High Street to see its 17th Century architecture. Once a big trading and market town with the use of the River Severn, you will now be used to seeing more pleasure cruisers instead of shipping merchants travelling down the river. There is plenty of information to be found in the Tudor House Museum and Heritage Centre in the town, they can also inform you of guided walks to explain more about the towns history, by knowledgeable volunteers.

Upton's Heritage Centre

Upton Tourist Information

Tudor House Museum

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Gallery of Upton

Around the Town

There are several Churches, C of E, Baptist and Catholic. A well established Sports club at Banwell Park Rugby Club and the YMCA Youth Centre which hosts dance lessons, parties and childcare.

Upton has many public houses along the Riverside and throughout the High Street and Old Street. There are Indian restaurants and takeaways as well as fine dining in hotels and English cuisine served in character pubs.

There is a Primary School and Secondary School that serve the surrounding area, with ratings of GOOD by Ofsted.

There is good access to a Doctors Surgery, Dentist, Community Fire Station and Vets service within the town.

The Town Council building is in Old Street at the Towns Memorial Hall, where many local events are held as well as the amateur dramatics performances by the Pepperpot Players.

Clubs & Societies

There are many groups that help and support the community in Upton including:

  • Upton Community Care
  • Upton Business Association
  • Upton Town Partnership
  • Upton in Bloom
  • Hot Peppers WI
  • Scouts, Beavers & Cubs
  • Guides & Brownies
  • The Young Farmers