Official visitor website for Leicestershire

Shopping in Ashby and Coalville

Shopping in North West Leicestershire is varied with individual shops to browse in Ashby de la Zouch, Castle Donington and Ibstock and high street names can be found in Coalville.

Local Produce

Ashby Farmers Market is held on the third Sunday of every month at North Street car park in Ashby (LE65 1HU) near the library and Hood Park Leisure Centre.  Local producers pride themselves in their fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, meats and bread and cakes.  Every year in the town centre there are a number of food festivals that attract producers from across the East Midlands.

Castle Donington Farmers' Market was established in June 2002 and is managed by a co-operative of enthusiastic volunteers. At The Community Hub,Bondgate, Castle Donington DE74 2NR held on the second Saturday of each month from 9am - 12.30pm.

There are between 12 - 18 local, seasonal stalls at each market all with very competitive prices without sacrificing quality. With cookery demonstrations by local chefs and entertainment there is a great community atmosphere,giving an enjoyable shopping experience with the added bonus of reducing food miles.

Pick your own farms also offer seasonal produce but include the fun of choosing and picking the produce yourself.


Craft Centres

Locally crafted items can be purchased from Moira Furnace Craft Village and the Ferrers Centre at Staunton Harold.  The Ferrers Centre has a number of workshops where visitors can see crafts being produced and buy unique gifts and household items.  These include leatherware, ironwork, embroidery and ceramics.




Factory Shops

Low Woods Furnishings has a lovely range of top quality furnishing fabrics at amazing prices, in a comfortable setting located in a secluded countryside location at Belton.

Ultimate Collection Outlet in Coalville is high fashion footwear based on own label ladies' footwear and matching bags. The styles are elegant, feminine, glamorous and very sophisicated.

Armstrong Mill in nearby Shepshed has ladies and gents clothing, furniture, homewear, kitchenwear, dining, shoes, make-up .... and of course a relaxing cafe to take a break.


Last updated January 2018