Worcestershire is steeped in history and tradition and has some amazing, famous places to explore such as Worcester Cathedral.  But while you’re here, don’t miss out on the chance to pick up on a few “insider tips” to take you where the locals go, to really get the most out of your visit.

Check out local papers and posters for what’s going on near you during your stay, and don’t forget to look at the Visit Worcestershire website or pop into the nearest Tourist Information Centre for some great ideas. Go a little off the beaten track to sample delicious local food (and of course Worcestershire is famous for its cider and local beer!), enjoy some of the area’s most beautiful scenery and appreciate the historic craftsmanship skills that are still thriving today.

We’d like to issue a special invitation to all visitors to Worcestershire, whether from near or far, to pop by and visit us at Jinney Ring Craft Centre in gorgeous rural Hanbury (near Droitwich and Bromsgrove in north Worcestershire, satnav B60 4BU).  Jinney Ring is one of the top tips for local people to visit, and we love to meet visitors to the area too.

The craft centre is based in beautiful historic barns that date back over 200 years.  On-site you can visit craftspeople and see them using traditional skills including glass blowing, violin making and enamelling.  Sample delicious hand-made chocolates and buy rare-breed and traditional-breed meats from a family-run butcher.  Or wander round our art gallery and the beautiful gardens, meet the ducks and then relax over a cup of tea and a slice of cake or a light lunch in our atmospheric beamed Farmhouse Restaurant.

Please check out our events, too.  We’ve got a lively programme of courses, entertainment and gourmet evenings – including “Bohemian Voices”, an evening of delicious food and local entertainment on Friday 27th April at 7pm.  And keep an eye out for our ever-popular “Pudding Nights”, a must for anyone with a sweet tooth for desserts!  You can find out more at: http://www.jinneyring.co.uk/acatalog/events.html