About Droitwich Spa

Brine Pit in Vines Park Droitwich

Welcome to the historic town of Droitwich Spa. Surrounded by the beautiful Worcestershire countryside, it is a town of great charm offering its visitors plenty of things to do, attractions and places to visit.

The spa town has been the site of a settled community for over 2000 years. It owes its existence to the natural brine springs which emanate from subterranean beds of pure rock salt 200ft below the ground. Dissolved by underground springs, artesian pressure forces the salt to the surface as brine. Its density and buoyancy are only rivalled by the Dead Sea.

This historic town has a great range of leisure activities available including: guided walks, an open air lido and two well maintained Green Flag parks. The Droitwich canal network (the Worcester and Birmingham canal) is a haven for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers. There are enough shops to keep retail therapists happy along with various markets that regularly take place in the town. Numerous well established festivals take place throughout the year which remains popular with the local community and visitors alike.

Vines Park Canal Scene

Droitwich Spa town is an ideal centre from which to explore the Heart of England. To the north of Droitwich Spa lies the City of Birmingham, home of the National Exhibition Centre and to the south stands the City of Worcester, dominated by its Cathedral. To the east of Droitwich Spa is Shakespeare's Country and Stratford-Upon-Avon. To the west are the Black and White villages of Herefordshire and the principality of Wales.

Public Transport links are well provided in Droitwich Spa town with regular direct bus services to all surrounding areas. The town is served by direct bus and rail connections to Worcester and Birmingham including all interim stops in between. All public transport information is available from the Tourist Information Centre near to Victoria Square. Car parking in the town centre is provided through signed pay and display car parks and some limited time "on street" spaces.

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