Pershore, Worcestershire travel guide and Pershore information

Photo of Pershore in Worcestershire (Worcestershire region)

Visit Pershore

Pershore is a market town in central-southern Worcestershire, central England, between the towns of Worcester and Evesham and on the River Avon.

There is a lot of interest to see and enjoy in the town including the most important monument, Pershore Abbey, and some impressive Georgian architecture.

Start your visit in the conservation area around Broad Street and Bridge Street to see some of the finest examples of Pershore architectural heritage - but stop by the Pershore Visitor Information Centre first for a copy of the leaflet that highlights the most interesting sights and suggests a route for walking around the town.

Pershore Abbey itself dates from the 13th century, although it stands on the site of an earlier church. Although much of the original building was destroyed around the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries (1539) or collapsed subsequently the parts that remain (the original tower and the south transept) are substantial enough to let us see what the original building might have been like, and attractively set in a well maintained park area.

The remaining parts of the abbey are now Pershore church, with the south transept treated as a nave in the new layout.

If you happen to be visiting Pershore during the late spring we recommend you head for a stroll in the large area of woodland called Tyddesley Wood, always pleasant for a stroll but especially beautiful when the bluebells are in flower.

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Map of Pershore and places to visit

Pershore places to visit

See more places nearby in the Worcestershire guide