Droitwich, located in Worcestershire, is situated on the River Salwarpe. The town is most well known for the massive deposits of salt which have been mined in the local area since well before Roman times. It is estimated that the brine in the Droitwich area contains ten times more salt than sea water and is comparable only to the Dead Sea. The Romans established an extensive salt mining operation, a practice that continued throughout the Middle Ages. During the 19th Century, the area became a well known spa resort. Visitors will find that today there are ample restaurants and accommodation options in the Droitwich area.
The English town of Droitwich is located within the northern part of Worcestershire on the banks of the River Salwarpe. The town of Droitwich has a population of about twenty two thousand. The town is located on the massive deposits of salt and the salt has been extracted in this area since the ancient times. This area consists of about two and a half pounds of salt to every gallon of water.
There is a lot of transportation networks within the town includes the Droitwich Canal and there are two canals that meet in the centre of the town. James Brindley built the Droitwich Canal during 1771 and the junction of the canal was built during 1854. The junction of the canal connects the canal of Worcestershire and Birmingham with the Droitwich Canal. There is currently work underway to reconnect the junction of the canals at Hanbury and also the reconnect the barge canal at Hawford to the river Severn.
The railway station that is located within the town was once part of the Great Western railway line. The railway station is located just outside the town and trains from here run to Kidderminster, Worcester, Birmingham and also Stourbridge.
The shopping within Droitwich is mainly focused around the traditional town centre and also around Victoria Square. From Victoria Square there are streets leading down to the Salter shopping centre and also down to the original high street. The high street has a vast mixture of traditional shops, local restaurants and pubs. There is also a farmers market that is held within Victoria Square.