Droitwich Spa: Visit and Stay
Salt Fest is held in the Worcestershire town of Droitwich Spa.
Droitwich Spa has much to offer visitors. The town blends old and new and is a place of great charm and character. The town has a rich history of salt production, especially in the Roman, medieval and Victorian periods. In Roman times Droitwich was known as Salinae and the origins of salt extraction in the area go back to prehistoric times. Droitwich Spa brine exists far below the ground and emanates at the surface as springs. The brine is so salty, that the Dead Sea is the only other natural source of salt water able to equal its strength and density. Today, there is still evidence of this salt history in the High Street where many of the buildings lean at interesting angles due to brine extraction.
The town offers a good choice of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes ranging from small independent businesses in the High Street to the modern shopping centre in St. Andrews Square. The Heritage Centre in Victoria Square hosts a Salt Museum along with the Tourist Information Centre.
There is also a good range of leisure activities including 2 Parks, Theatre, Leisure Centre and a recently restored canal. Lido Park boasts a children’s playground, tennis courts and, in the summer, open air bathing in the Lido Pool. Droitwich Canal runs through Vines Park and provides a good base to explore the local area either on foot or by bicycle.
For further information on Droitwich Spa call Droitwich Spa Heritage and Information Centre on (01905) 774312 or visit visitdroitwichspa.com