© Droitwich Spa German Twinning Group
Droitwich Spa German Twinning Group

Droitwich Spa

Where is Droitwich Spa?

As the crow flies it is 840Km (550 miles) from Bad Ems and lies 20 miles south of Birmingham and 7 miles north of

Worcester. Other well known beauty spots are within easy driving distance such as Stratford upon Avon, the

Malvern hills, the vale of Evesham and the Cotswolds. By car and ferry (or tunnel) the journey time to Bad Ems is about 12 hours.
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What does Droitwich Spa look like?

Droitwich Spa, unique among the Spa towns of Britain, is a town with many  attractive buildings showing the richness of the town's history. The traditional, sunken High Street delights visitors as does the spacious Victoria Square and St.Richards House at the top of the town. Droitwich boasts two attractive central parks. Visit Vines Park, alongside the canal, and see the swing bridge and replica salt-pit or visit the Lido Park on a Sunday and hear the strains of brass bands performing their summer programme.
St Richards House
St Andrews Street
Post Office

What is Droitwich Spa famous for?

Known in Roman times as "Salinae"-the place of salt, Droitwich is the only salt spa in Britain. An underground river of natural brine, containing 2.5lbs of salt per gallon flows beneath the towns streets. In 1876, Droitwich had developed as a fashionable Spa through the efforts of the leading entrepreneur of the day-John Corbett, the Member of parliament and Droitwich "Salt King" who built for his wife the exuberant Chateau Impney with its soaring turrets, mansard roof and classical French gardens. Droitwich has its own Mayflower Pilgrim. Edward Winslow was born here in 1595, and became a printer. He left the town for Leyden in Holland in 1617, to join a group of English Puritan exiles. He returned fleetingly to England to join the Pilgrims; in September 1620 he set sail for America on the Mayflower.
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Views of Droitwich Canal passing through Vines Park
© Droitwich Twinning Group
Droitwich Spa German Twinning Group

Droitwich Spa

Where is Droitwich Spa?

As the crow flies it is 840Km (550 miles) from Bad Ems and lies 20 miles south of Birmingham and 7 miles north of Worcester. Other well known beauty spots are within easy driving distance such as Stratford upon Avon, the Malvern hills, the vale of Evesham and the Cotswolds. By car and ferry (or tunnel) the journey time to Bad Ems is about 12 hours.
(click a picture to enlarge)

What does Droitwich Spa look like?

Droitwich Spa, unique among the Spa towns of Britain, is a town with many  attractive buildings showing the richness of the town's history. The traditional, sunken High Street delights visitors as does the spacious Victoria Square and St.Richards House at the top of the town. Droitwich boasts two attractive central parks. Visit Vines Park, alongside the canal, and see the swing bridge and replica salt-pit or visit the Lido Park on a Sunday and hear the strains of brass bands performing their summer programme.
St Richards House
St Andrews Street

What is Droitwich Spa famous for?

Known in Roman times as "Salinae"-the place of salt, Droitwich is the only salt spa in Britain. An underground river of natural brine, containing 2.5lbs of salt per gallon flows beneath the towns streets. In 1876, Droitwich had developed as a fashionable Spa through the efforts of the leading entrepreneur of the day-John Corbett, the Member of parliament and Droitwich "Salt King" who built for his wife the exuberant Chateau Impney with its soaring turrets, mansard roof & classical French gardens. Droitwich has its own Mayflower Pilgrim. Edward Winslow was born here in 1595, and became a printer. He left the town for Leyden in Holland in 1617, to join a group of English Puritan exiles. He returned fleetingly to England to join the Pilgrims; in September 1620 he set sail for America on the Mayflower.
(click a picture to enlarge)
Views of Droitwich Canal passing through Vines Park