Ferrers Centre wins tourism award

The Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts at Staunton Harold has won the title of Best Shopping experience in the Leicestershire tourism and hospitality awards.

And The Ferrers Gallery was also highly commended as independent retailer.

“We are delighted to have won the award for best shopping destination. This was our first year entering as the Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts, and we were up against town centres in the finals,” said Rachael Chambers, who owns the gallery.

“It is fantastic that we have been recognised for having something different to the high street. We are a courtyard of independently owned craft businesses that offer British made and bespoke items from ceramics, jewellery and picture framing to upholstery, embroidery, textiles, paintings and lighting.”

Most of the workshops and shops in the courtyard are open 11am-4pm Tuesday to Sunday and you can combine your visit with a walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Full details of  the artists and makers you can find there are on their website http://www.ferrerscentre.co.uk