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Severn Bore

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Get yourself a good vantage point.

Research the subject first and pick your bore and vantage point. We went to Overbridge where the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Swansea, United Kingdom
One of nature's great secrets

If you live near the Severn, you'll have heard of the Bore. You may even have heard it. But if you... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Alan W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Research the subject first and pick your bore and vantage point. We went to Overbridge where the old A40 road crosses the Severn, now a pedestrian walkway. Fascinating.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fishonsaturday
Reviewed 22 October 2018

If you live near the Severn, you'll have heard of the Bore. You may even have heard it. But if you live further away you may be unaware that twice a day for most days of the year there is a nature wonder that roars...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alan W
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Forecasted heights of the Severn Bore should be taken as a guideline only! The height of the bore is governed by nature, not the local papers! A great experience though - especially a big bore with the surfers and canoeists trying to stay with the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CinderfordAsh
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We came especially to see the bore which was a 3*. Absolutely stunning and so glad we made the effort. Everyone should experience this at least once in their lives!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sadvad
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Rotary Club of the Severn Vale put on bacon and sausage sandwiches with hot tea and coffee to enjoy while watching the Severn Bore at Hill Top Farm, Longney. Not the first time I've seen the Bore, but to see such a good wave and...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank keithrog2018
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Got up early and drive for two hours to see the bore at Minsterworth. Good car parking at the church but on this particular morning the bore was not very impressive...fast flow of water but no wave. The people we were with were all very...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank paulatepc
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Both times we have observed the bore, first time at the Severn Bore Inn and second time at Newnham we were rather disappointed. We were interested to see a crowd of surfers waiting for half an hour in rather cold conditions to catch a ride...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JonathanSuch2013
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Always interesting and not always predictable the star rating is a general guide (based on tides that can be forcast years ahead) but improved by a Westerly wind and atmospheric depression. The smaller forecasts are best enjoyed at night when there will be less noise...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

There is apparently no certainty of a bore at any time, but the various web sites give a prediction based on tide heights. We headed for a 3* bore and went to Alney Island, a short walk from the Gloucester city centre) to see it...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Ian_and_Denise
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This natural special is very well worth a visit but you need to plan in advance, when the 5 star bores are predicted throughout the year. These can be found on line by googling "Severn Bore" Even then you are not guaranteed success with huge...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Kenneth H
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