Pershore is a market town situation on the River Avon in the Vale of Evesham, known as the “fruit and vegetable basket of England” in Worcestershire. Pershore is known for its lovely Georgian architecture, its plums and pears and asparagus, its college and its Norman abbey.
The Pershore Abbey is probably the best known landmark in town. The abbey is a majestic, stately structure which speaks to the town’s prosperity at the time of its construction in the 11th century. The site was originally founded by St. Oswald in AD 689.
The Pershore College is renowned worldwide and is the home of the Royal Horticultural Society and the National Alpine Society.
You will find many antique shops on Pershore’s High Street as well as numerous restaurants, public houses, tea shops and cafés. This is a wonderful place to shop and indulge in refreshments; many of the restaurants include locally grown produce on their menus! There are also plenty of inns if you are thinking of staying the night.
Pershore is especially celebrated for the quality of its plums and the blossoms which beautify the town every spring. Pershore’s plums are known as the “Pershore Emblem” or the “Pershore Purple.” There is even a Pershore Plum Fayre held annually in the fall! Pershore is a fun and delicious stop on your Cotswolds vacation!