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Things to do in Pershore, Worcestershire

The delightful market town of Pershore is located on the banks of the River Avon and is famous for its Georgian architecture in Bridge Street and Broad Street. Pershore has been recognised by the council for British Archaeology as one of the 51 towns in the country to be of major historic importance.

Pershore's jewel is its impressive Norman Abbey, founded in 618 AD but with the majority of today's building dating back to the 13th century. Although only the choir of the original building now remains it is regularly used for worship and concerts. Pershore Heritage Centre in Bridge Street, open from - April until October, hosts themed displays of local history and crafts, whilst adjacent to the town is Pershore College, renowned world-wide as a centre of horticultural excellence. Pershore is also the base for the Royal Horticultural Society and boasts a picnic site and a plant shop which is open daily.

Pershore Old Bridge, the scene of Civil War skirmishes still shows signs of damage and bloodshed, today is now the centrepiece to a picnic and fishing site. Many scenic walks begin here, and there are facilities for sailing and powered craft. Sports facilities of all kinds can be found at the Avon Valley Leisure Centre. Tyddesley Wood Nature Reserve provides woodland walks and flowers in one of the largest reserves in the area.

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