Worcestershire is a haven for shoppers.

You will find many notable high street names situated in the modern CrownGate Centre. You will also be amazed at the variety of specialist shops on offer which cater for the arts and crafts throughout the county.

Broadway, A charming village set in the Cotswold Hills, boasts one of the biggest collections of antiques shops in the country – providing a big attraction for the many tourists who visit the village every year. At Upton upon Severn you can discover specialist shops selling maps, second-hand books and home-made chocolates. At the Jinney Ring Craft Centre at Hanbury and the Mamble Craft Centre, near Bewdley, you can find artists and craftsmen at work, displaying and selling their products, in pleasant rural surroundings.

If you are interested in fine art by well-known and up-and-coming artists, make a point of visiting one of the many art galleries or craft centres throughout the county, such as the world-renowned Royal Worcester Porcelain factory, museum and factory shop or the Bevere Vivis Gallery and Pottery Shop near Worcester.

Worcester itself is world-famous for the Worcestershire sauce, still produced in the city with the recipe of John Lea and William Perrins, dating back to the 1820s. The Malvern Hills are equally famous for Malvern Spring Water, bottled and distributed world-wide.