Visit Pershore

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Pershore Abbey wedding

To celebrate #WorldTourismDay, here’s some reasons why you might want to visit our home town – Pershore, Worcestershire:

1. Croome Court


The former home of the earls of Coventry is a beautiful venue for a day out. Not strictly Pershore, but it’s close enough to qualify. They’ve got a long list of events over the summer designed to keep the kids entertained, including a teddy bear zip wire and archery lessons this Sunday. If you want something more tranquil, just stroll around the landscaped gardens or the historic house.

2. Avon Meadows


Also known as Pershore Wetlands, the Avon Meadows is one of Pershore’s best kept secrets. You can get there via the road that leads to Pershore Football Club. A fairly recent community project, dozens of local volunteers and schoolchildren helped dig the ponds, plant the reeds, and construct the boardwalks. The waterways are now full of wildlife, and there’s plenty of places to stop and try and spot them.

3. Pershore Abbey


There’s plenty of people who walk past Pershore Abbey and have probably never been inside. However, the abbey is a beautiful building of historical significance. Once one of Britain’s biggest monasteries, the structure that now stands is only the monk’s quire, which was bought by the people of Pershore to be their parish church to save it from the Reformation commissioners. The abbey is well worth a close inspection, and it’s a perfect venue for concerts throughout the year.

4. Tiddesley Wood


This ancient woodland is well known for its bluebells in the Spring months. Although these are now gone, Tiddesley Wood is perfect for a walk with the kids and the dog during the summer. If you go during August and early September, you can scrump some plums from the orchard at the back of the wood. This must be why it’s listed as #1 of things to do in Pershore on TripAdvisor!

5. Number 8 Community Arts Centre


Number 8 is a community-run venue that hosts a number of events throughout the year. This includes screening the latest blockbusters and indie flicks, as well as community theatre. There is also a charming cafe inside with some great cakes! The listings are all on their website.

6. Pershore Heritage Centre


A small but interesting look at Pershore’s past, including some great pictures. Located inside the Town Hall on the High Street.

7. Worcester and Cheltenham Races


Pershore is perfect if you want a day at the races. Worcester Racecourse is less than 10 miles away, whilst Cheltenham Racecourse – featuring the world famous Gold Cup – lies less than half hour drive away.


8. Spetchley Park  


A country mansion in 4500 acres of parkland, Spetchley Park also features a botanical garden and a deer park. The Park is a popular venue for weddings and for corporate hospitality, and comes highly recommended.


Phew … that’s just some of them. We haven’t listed the many eating and drinking establishments that are sure to suit your fancy. If you’re in the area, get out and experience some of what Pershore can offer. If you’re from further afield, book your stay at The Angel Hotel are start exploring!