Pershore, Worcestershire

A rather attractive market town on the River Avon in Worcestershire, with a broad main street lined with elegant Georgian buildings and an eclectic mix of independent shops and eateries. It has a certain charm, and the countryside around the town is beautiful which makes the drive here enjoyable. If you go there you should make time to visit the former Benedictine abbey, which despite the horrors of the Dissolution of the Monasteries has survived as a place of worship for over 1,000 years.
The town has lots of lively events throughout the year, including the Apple & Ale Festival held in October; you can see apples pressed to make cider, Morris Dancing and Mummers plays. All very Olde English. If you’re after a bite to eat, they say the Pickled Plum and Angel Inn Hotel, both in the High Street, are good.

All information correct at the time of writing