A town in Worcestershire, not far from Birmingham, Bromsgrove is a small, leafy market town that offers a balance between city and country. For those on a spa day or break, it provides easy access to urban entertainment as well as country pursuits.
Dating back to the middle ages, the town developed as a producer of cloth, while famous alumni from the eponymous school range from politician Lord Heseltine to rugby star Ben Foden. The area is peaceful and characterised in large part by historic buildings. Local attractions include the open-air Avoncroft Museum Of Historic Buildings, a walk along the canal at Tardebigge Locks, or visit the Liz Monk Studio Pottery and Gallery. Families love the Aztec Adventure aqua park and you can even hire a narrowboat for a day trip!
In the surrounding area spa goers have opportunities to explore, relax and unwind. Those who fancy a game of golf along with their pampering will enjoy The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield. Ardencote Manor is about half an hour from Bromsgrove and is popular for its tranquil location and extensive new thermal suite. Billesley Manor in Alcester is a historic country house set in beautiful grounds - perfect for leisurely afternoon teas, strolls in the grounds and plenty of pampering.
Alternatively, head a little further afield to The Malvern, an adult-only health spa in the historic spa town of the same name, that’s famous for the natural springs that feed its pools and have given it a reputation for wellness across the centuries.