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Photo from along the Severn


The largest bore in Europe


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Severn Bore

Historical Facts

Gloucester Shipyard


Vessels under repair in the dry docks at Gloucester Shipyard.


Many historical facts about the famous River Severn

Severn Disasters

Sadly there have been many disasters on the River Severn



Photomarine supplies images of merchant ships for enthusiasts


River Severn For Schools

Severn Tales Weather

Severn Tales’ weather station  live weather from Gloucester

Severn Tales Video

Take a trip down the Severn from source to sea.

You Tube Videos


Severn Tales YouTube Videos


Gloucester Waterways Museum

Friends of the Gloucester Waterways Museum


Books DVDs & Talks

Books, DVDs & Talks about the Severn for Groups & Schools

Photo of the Month

Severn Tales Contact Details

The name Severn is derived from the Latin word Sabrina, previously Hafren in Welsh, which means “boundary”. Its source is in the Plynlimon Mountains in West Wales and it flows through the counties of Powys, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, finally flowing into the Bristol Channel.

The Sea

The Source

The Port of Sharpness

Goddess of the Severn

River Severn from the Source to the Sea

River Severn is the longest river in Britain at 220 miles from source to the sea



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19th Dec


The busy port of Sharpness imports and exports cargoes to many countries of Europe. Plot ships by AIS and see ships via a web cam at the Severnside port of Sharpness.

View a map of the River Severn and all the Bridges

Part of our Social History
My Life on the River Severn

An illustrated talk by Chris Witts based on his working life on the River Severn during the 1960’s and 1990’s