Pershore's charter is a very early one, having been granted by King Edgar in 972. Earlier, St. Oswald had founded a religious house in 689.
Pershore Abbey, founded by the Benedictines in the Norman period, was largely destroyed at the Dissolution. The surviving remnant, with its fine lantern tower, was bought by the town and is now the parish church.
St. Andrew's Church dates back to the 12th century, although Edward the Confessor had founded a church on the same site.
There are many elegant 18th century houses in the town centre.
Pershore has a fine mediaeval bridge, repaired in the 17th century, over the river. It has six arches.
The area around the town is famous for purple and yellow Pershore plums.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Pershore for groups.