Staying in the Cotswolds will most likely cost you a small fortune. Sure, it's beautiful, but so is Pershore and its surrounding villages and they're right on the cusp of the Cotswolds - away from the hustle and bustle but close enough to visit. There are always lots of things to do in the Cotswolds.
The history of Pershore Abbey is beautifully illustrated in two stained glass windows in the south choir aisle of the present building. Pershore Abbey was one of the largest medieval abbeys in Britain, larger even than Worcester Cathedral. The abbey was destroyed in the Reformation, but the local residents saved the abbey church from destruction by purchasing it for their own use. You can't help but wonder how amazing it would have looked if the entire church had survived!
Grab a Picnic
If you're in the town but its a little busy in the main High Street, why not grab a picnic from The Deli at the bottom end of the high street? You could go for a stroll along the River Avon, take a hamper and stop for a picnic and Pershore or Eckington Bridge or even head over to the Abbey grounds and sunbathe with a glass of champers in the sun? You could spend a tranquil day fishing on the banks of the river or at the nearby fishing lakes and if you visit during the summer months, the river comes alive with raft and dragon boat racing! Heck, you can even hire leisure and long boats to journey along the Avon! But if you fancy something a little bit more energetic, why not head over to Aztec Watersports - go on, we dare you to try your hand at windsurfing, sailing and canoeing!
See a Show!
Number 8 is a thriving Community Arts Centre inspired and led by the people of Pershore. Number 8 offers a vibrant programme of film (with 35mm, digital projection and 3D), live events (including music, theatre and dance), events beamed in via satellite such as ballets, operas and the National Theatre Live seasons. There is also a continuous programme of art and designer craft exhibitions within the coffee bar gallery and craft cases.
Shop for Arts, Crafts and Gifts
Pershore is packed with more independent shops than most other towns. Its brimming full of homemade arts and crafts, ceramics, gifts, glass work - pretty much anything you want or need, Pershore has it! Here at Persora of Pershore, we have an eclectic collection of homeware, interiors, textiles, lighting, furniture, sculpture, gifts and more. The historic town of Pershore lies conveniently close to the M5 with Worcester to the west, Birmingham to the north and The Cotswolds to the south. Once the shopping possibilities have been exhausted, take the opportunity of sampling one of the diverse restaurants, tea rooms and pubs.
Croome Court, National Trust Property
Over the last 17 years we have painstakingly restored what was once lost and overgrown 18th century parkland and they're continuing this work today. Explore un-restored spaces and the intricate repair works which will see the house change forever. In the basement - Kitty Fisher's tea-room is a perfect spot to have a break during your visit to the house. Grab a quick cup of tea, coffee and light bite in the tea-room in the basement of the house. Open from 11am until 4pm, every day.
Relaxed Lunch or Dinner
The Angel Inn Hotel is refined and welcoming with an abundance of character and a dedication to food and comfort. Situated in the heart of the charming market town of Pershore, close to the banks of the River Avon, this sensitively refurbished hotel and bar of Tudor origin offers something for everyone. Providing delicious locally-sourced food, fine hand-selected wines and free Wi-Fi, as well as an extensive events calendar.
Special Occasion Lunch or Dinner
Belle House has become a renowned ‘foodie’ destination on the main street of the market town of Pershore over the last 12 years. A former Fire Station, Belle House is now a fine dining 80 seater Restaurant with private dining and a Traiteur – Deli selling a large variety of delicious products home-made in the Belle House kitchen for you to enjoy at home - Kitchen to Table.