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Page updated 28 Nov 2015
Droitwich Spa is a town in Worcestershire in the West Midlands of England. Located some 5 miles from Worcester and approximately 23 miles from Birmingham, it is accessed from the M5 motorway at Junction 5 (from the North) or Junction 6 (from the South).
For people driving on the motorway it is often recognised by the huge radio transmitter masts towering over Wychbold, which for years made Droitwich a main part of the history of radio broadcasting. At one time, the name Droitwich appeared on many of the old home radios and radiograms. The iconic Chateau Impney and St Andrews Town Hotels with the open air Brine Lido enhance its worldwide reputation.
It has a rich history taking us to the vibrant Droitwich Spa of today.
The town has existed as a settlement since the bronze age and until the last century was one of the main centres for brine and salt production in the UK.
Until recently the much heralded Brine Baths made it a true Spa Town. Sadly, they were closed several years ago, but a new Brine Experience will soon emerge in the town to echo former glories!
The following parishes and villages make up the "Droitwich Spa Local Strategic Partnership Area" overseen by Wychavon District Council: Crowle, Cuttnal Green, Dodderhill, Doverdale, Elmbridge, Elmley Lovett, Hadzor, Hampton Lovett, Hanbury, Hartlebury, Himbleton, Hindlip, Huddington, Martin Hussingtree, North Claines, Oddingley, Ombersley, Salwarpe, Stock and Bradley, Tibberton, Upton Warren, Westwood and Wychbold, with the Spa Town as its fulcrum.
Droitwich Spa is ideally situated for touring the beautiful Worcestershire villages and Warwickshire countryside, as well as being a gateway to the Cotswolds. It is an excellent stopping place for anyone heading for the South of England or South Wales.
The area is also a centre for canal and river cruising with its network of Canals and closeness to the River Severn.