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Droitwich Spa

National Rail | station code DTW

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Droitwich Spa is situated on salt deposits which are extracted as brine with a greater concentration of salt than sea water. The town became well known in the 19th century as a spa with baths for swimming and floating in the dense brine.

TI Heritage Centre, tel. 01905 774312.

Worcestershire Community Rail Partnership
Droitwich Spa map

Heritage Centre ½ mile

The Heritage and Tourist Information Centre is housed in St Richard's House, a 1930s black and white building on the former Brine Baths site. A permanent exhibition shows the story of the town from pre-Roman times, including the important salt industry and the local BBC radio transmitter.
Open MTWTh 1000-1600. Closed BH.

Hanbury Hall & Gardens NT 4¼ miles

A William and Mary style country retreat with original wall paintings. The House and Garden were originally a setting for summer parties. Walled garden, orangery, orchards and recreated formal gardens. Parkland walks. Tearoom.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1000-1700 (House closes 1600). Nov-Feb, see website.
A long but pleasant walk mostly beside the canal and then across fields. Some paths may be muddy after wet weather.

Stay at Hanbury Hall: National Trust Holiday apartment.

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