The setting for an annual plum fair, this elegant Georgian market town’s greatest single tourist attraction is an abbey dating back to the time of King Oswald in the 7th century. Although it was largely destroyed by Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries, the abbey church has survived together with its 14th century tower and 13th century apse. |
Pershore is home to the Royal Horticultural Society’s Centre for the West Midlands at Pershore College and Plant Centre, which hosts the national collections of penstemons and philadelphus. Nearby is the historic National Trust property Croome Park - the first complete landscape designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown - which is being lovingly restored to its 18th century splendour.