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.
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.
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.