Situated on the banks of the River Avon is the idyllic town of Pershore, a great escape from the hustle and bustle of city visits.
Famous for its beautiful 13th Century Norman Abbey that sits in the award winning Abbey Parklands, the town combines history with tranquillity but provides the modern amenities necessary for a wonderfully enjoyable visit.
Pershore High Street boasts a number of independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants providing visitors with the perfect day out to browse for that special something and then savour some tasteful locally obtained food, wines, ales and ciders. With the additional shopping provision of the indoor Retail Market, come rain or shine, you will have access to quality local produce and beautiful unique items.
The River Avon is also available to any guest of Pershore. Why not spend a relaxing day fishing, or take a walk along the riverside and stop for a picnic. You can find out additional information by picking up a copy of our Circular Walks leaflet from the Visitor Information Centre within Pershore Library in Church Street.
Next to the River Avon and only a 5 minutes walk from the town centre, is the Avon Meadow Wetlands. Originally water meadows, a series of flooded scrapes have been created as a haven for wildlife. There are numerous footpaths in the area and a boardwalk runs through the middle of the wetland so that you can get up close to the wildlife.
The impressive, medieval Pershore Abbey is a perfect example of architecture is from the 13th century and during summer the tower is often open where you can climb to the top for stunning views of the Vale and Bredon Hill. In addition the Abbey also hosts many concerts throughout the year.
Alongside concerts, Pershore also offers a number of quality events throughout the year. There are many flower shows, open gardens, fêtes and village walkabouts around the local area as well as Pershore’s Carnival, Midsummer Brass, Jazz Festival and multi-award winning Plum Festival closer to home. For those animal lovers among you there are the agricultural shows, riding competitions and dog shows for you to enjoy too.
Despite being a small town, Pershore offers a lovely experience with plenty happening right throughout the entire year.