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A postcard scene in Worcestershire

Elegant Georgian streetscape and a magnificent abbey make Pershore a picture-perfect town in the heart of Worcestershire. Tea rooms, gift shops and the Tiddesley Wood Nature Reserve frame it as an ideal spot for a family day out or a quaint romantic break. Pershore is well known for its plums and pears, and an annual festival celebrates the fruits of the area, including the Pershore Purple, the Yellow Egg plum and the Emblem. Ramblers and cyclists flock here to explore the landscapes and wetlands that line the Nearby River Avon.

A trip to Pershore Abbey

The abbey’s magnificent structure will take your breath away and the medieval internal décor shows religious architecture at its finest. But it’s the views that keep the crowds coming. If you’re not put off by the 200 steps, you can explore the Belfry tower and take in the panoramic views of the Worcestershire countryside. Tours lasting around 30 minutes can be arranged directly with the church staff. Take a picnic and enjoy an outdoor lunch in the adjacent park or surrounding grasslands.

A pretty town with superb transport links

As well as being close to the M5, Pershore sits on the Worcester to Oxford railway line, making both cities easily accessible. The Cotswolds - a famous Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - is just over 30 minutes away by direct train. Planning a trip to Pershore? The Travelodge Worcester Hotel is less than 10 miles away. Or why not try the Travelodge Tewkesbury Hotel or Travelodge Stratford Alcester Hotel, both within half an hours’ drive.