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The only commercial port remaining on the River Severn. Ships from all around the world can be handled here, but the days of seeing old steamers has long gone. Now it is the modern coastal vessel with quick turn round times making the stay at Sharpness very brief.

Not an area where many tourists come, but a pleasant hour can be spent down by the piers watching the ships come in and out, but make sure you visit when the tide is in or you will be disappointed. Details of ships in port here

For further information contact the Tourist Information Centre

They can supply you with leaflets, etc. & book your holiday accommodation

Thornbury Tourist Information:

Town Hall

Old Police Station

High Street


BS35 2AR

Telephone Number: 01454 281638

Ship in the outer basin

Outer Basin

enter Sharpness with the ship


Photomarine . Sharpness Shipping . Links . Gloucester Shipyard