Pershore Abbey in autumn

Local Attractions

Pershore is the ideal gateway to a number of attractions in the local area, along with some fantastic bars, restaurants and pubs. As well as natural, cultural and historical activities within the town, we have easy access to a number of great days out.

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Natural Pershore

Pershore has a number of natural attractions. The Pershore Wetlands is a recent project by the town council to encourage local ecology. 3000 reeds were planted by volunteers, ponds built, and wooden walkways laid down to create a stunning setting for walking and relaxing among wildfowl. There is also Tiddesley Wood, a striking tract of ancient woodland full of wildlife, noted by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust as one of its flagship reserves. In Spring, the wood is full of rare bluebells, making it one of the must-sees of Pershore.

There is also an abundance of rural walks, across riverside meadows, Bredon Hill and much more.

Tiddesley Wood, Pershore
Pershore Abbey, interior

Historical Pershore

Pershore has a rich history. The Angel itself is of Tudor origin, if not older, once visited by Queen Elizabeth I. The Abbey, the remains of a once wealthy religious institution, is of Norman construction. The town centre contains some impressive Georgian and Victorian architecture and is a designated outstanding conservation area.

Find out more about the history of the town on our About Pershore page. Or, click here to learn more about the history of The Angel.

Cultural Pershore

We have several cultural events throughout the year. We have a strong Morris Dancing tradition, with their dance dubbed the 'Pershore Stick'. There is a full calendar of community events, in which The Angel plays a big part, including Pershore Carnival, Midsummer Brass, a Jazz Festival, and the Pershore Plum Festival.

Further, the community-run Number 8 Theatre shows cultural performances every day, whether it's local community theatre, the latest blockbusters, or live streams of plays, operas and ballets from national venues.

Number 8 Theatre, Pershore

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Severn Valley Railway

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 corporate hospitality and comes highly recommended.

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Shakespeare’s Birthplace

Visit Shakespeare’s Birthplace to walk in Shakespeare’s footsteps and explore the house where he was born and grew up. Hear tales of Shakespeare’s family life, enjoy live theatre on demand and get up close to rare artefacts from the Trust’s world-class collections as you discover how the extraordinary William Shakespeare continues to shape our lives today.

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Shakespeare Birthplace
Cheltenham Festival

Cheltenham Racecourse

The home of the world-famous Cheltenham Races, featuring the Gold Cup, lies less than half an hour's drive away. Stay with us in Cheltenham Week, and have a great night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast before a full day at the races.

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The Claude Choules

This unique bar and kitchen is named for Pershore-born veteran of both World Wars, Claude Choules. Enjoy a huge range of drinks at the bar, or settle in for a delicious meal. Claude's lets you design your burgers and pizzas, creating the perfect feast for you.

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The Claude Choules
Croome Court

Croome Court

The former home of the Earls of Coventry is a beautiful venue for a day out. There is a long list of entertainment events across the year. If you want something more tranquil, just stroll around the landscaped gardens or the historic house.

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Wychavon District Council

We frequently work with our district council, especially in supporting the annual Pershore Plum Festival. Plum Blossom Sunday and Big Plum Weekend, the opening and closing events of the festival, are held in The Angel's riverside gardens. In addition, The Angel often acts as a meeting place between council members and local business owners.

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Wychavon