Area Guide

Droitwich Spa

Droitwich’s canals and parks offer a lovely backdrop to the town, for which road and rail links are the big attraction.


Droitwich Spa lies just off junction five of the M5 in beautiful countryside to the northeast of Worcester (6 miles). With a population of 23,500, it is a quiet town. This is an ideal location for commuters, providing access to the motorway network via the M5 and M42. There are fast rail links from the town to Birmingham (30 mins), Worcester (7 mins) and Kidderminster (11 mins).

Local amenities

Local schools operate in a pyramid structure. With a high school, two middle schools and nine first schools, there is good provision for all ages. There are numerous private schools in the region.

The town centre is filled with independent shops, cafes and a large Waitrose, and Droitwich prides itself on its regular markets. There are lots of charming, quiet pubs around the town.

Leisure and pleasure

The town’s canals have been restored recently to complete the Mid-Worcestershire ring, allowing boats, walkers and cyclists to explore the stunning 21-mile circuit. The canal also acts as a centrepiece to the free access 7.5-acre Vines Park in the north of the town.

Droitwich Spa Lido is one of the UK’s few remaining open-air saltwater swimming pools; perfect in the summer. Other local pursuits include; golf, tennis and rugby.


Unemployment remains relatively low in Worcestershire. The region is strategically significant due to its transport links and accessibility. The council is investing in developing key sites in the hope of attracting more high-tech companies. This is expected to bring thousands of jobs to the local area.

Of note is the 178-acre development to the east of the M5 at junction 6, a short distance from Droitwich Spa.


Travel links

The town boasts excellent travel links, perfect for those wishing to commute to nearby towns and cities.

Residents can access the M5 within minutes, placing key cities like Worcester, Birmingham and those in the West Country within easy reach. It is less than 30 miles to Birmingham Airport.

Droitwich railway station, just outside of the town centre, offers fast services to Birmingham, Worcester, Kidderminster and Stourbridge.

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