TouchScreenTravels logo


Our Touch, your Travels…

This is a preview of the full content of our Birmingham & West Midlands app.

Please consider downloading this app to support small independent publishing and because:

  • All content is designed for mobile devices and works best there.
  • Detailed in-app maps will help you find sites using your device’s GPS.
  • The app works offline (one time upgrade required on Android versions).
  • All advertising (only present on Android versions) can be removed.

The app will also allow you to:

  • Add custom locations to the app map (your hotel…).
  • Create your own list of favourites as you browse.
  • Search the entire contents using a fast and simple text-search tool.
  • Make one-click phone calls (on phones).
iOS App Store Google Play


Inviting port of call

Upton was once a busy port on the River Severn and is a big hit with canal boat users and pleasure boat cruisers as it has its own marina. Blues music fans converge on Upton in July for the annual Blues Festival.

In town, the tall tower is the known as the ‘Pepperpot’, a medieval tower unusually topped by a cupola instead of a spire. Not just a pretty face, it is the home of the Heritage Centre where you can find out about Upton’s history, especially in the Civil War. Upton had (and has) the only bridge across the Severn for some distance.

Explore the riverside, call into one of the many pubs and browse in shops such as the Map Shop, the best place around for maps, guides and specialist local maps. Nearby, visit Clive’s Fruit Farm shop and the beautiful Malvern Hills.

Practical Info Practical Info icon


Canal Boats

Worcester & Around


Text © Alison Plummer

Image by Photo by Alison Plummer