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A question that pops up time and time again in pub quizzes is What is the longest river in the UK.

The textbooks tell us the River Severn is the longest at 220 miles with the River Thames being slightly shorter at 215 miles.

Well new research may prove the answer is not that clear cut.

What if the source of the Thames, which snakes its way from Gloucestershire to London and the Thames Estuary, was in the wrong place on the map.

An Ordnance Survey map shows the official source of the Thames to be at Thames Head, near the village of Kemble in the Cotswolds but there is a popular belief among locals that Seven Springs near Cheltenham is the real source of the Thames.

If this was the case it would add a further 14 miles to the River Thames, making it nine miles longer than the River Severn.

You can explore the River Severn or the River Thames on a Canal Boat Holiday.

Explore the River Thames and all of the riverside attractions that London has to offer on a Canal Boat Holiday from Aldermaston.

If you book a Canal Boat Holiday from Worcester you can cruise the River Severn in your Canal Boat.

From our moorings at Lowesmoor Wharf which is within the heart of the city centre you are able to visit the magnificent cathedral.

Cruise to the Stourport Basin which is located on the banks of the River Severn in the picturesque Severn Valley.

The Basins are home to nearly 100 Canal Boats and yachts and for an inland location it has a surprisingly seaside atmosphere.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
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