Man and a Van in Bromsgrove
Located in the county of Worcestershire in the West Midlands of England, Bromsgrove is a small town with a population of around 29,000. Being only 13 miles southwest of Birmingham city centre make it a popular choice for commuters.
No matter if you chose to stay or only visit, Bromsgrove has plenty to offer.
One of the most interesting places to visit in Bromsgrove is the Avoncroft Museum. This open-air museum consists of over 30 different buildings and structures that have been carefully restored. Set in the picturesque countryside of Bromsgrove makes this an ideal place to visit on a lovely day to learn more about what life would have been like many years ago.
A similarly beautiful place to visit is Sanders Park on the west of the town. This 16.3 hectares park hosts a variety of things to see and do including a café, bowling green, tennis court, children’s play area, multi-use games areas, outdoor skate park and a bandstand. For those who enjoy walking, it also acts as the starting point for three scenic walks: Hedgelayer’s Walk, Chartists’ Walk and Foresters’ Walk.
Bargain hunters will also enjoy a trip to Bromsgrove thanks to the highly popular Bromsgrove Market, which takes place on the High Street on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. This is a great way to buy local produce and support the community of Bromsgrove.
Those who enjoy a bit of culture will enjoy the town’s next two features. The first is the Bromsgrove Festival which takes place in June and July. Events feature acts in the fields of comedy, music, and dance so there are sure to be shows that appeal to most of us.
The second is the Housman Trail. This is a tour that visitors go on to find out all about the poet and scholar A.E. Housman. Housman spent his childhood in Bromsgrove and is most well-known for his poem ‘A Shropshire Lad.’
If you chose to live in Bromsgrove, you are looking at an average house price of around £315,000, with a typical flat sitting at closer to £150,000. Or for something a bit less permanent, standard rent costs for the area are around the £950pcm mark.
Some of the more affluent areas of Bromsgrove include Barnt Green, Burcot, Stoney Hill, Dodford and Lickey End. Bromsgrove Train Station receiving a recent regeneration has also led to the areas surrounding that becoming more popular, such as Breme Park, Aston Fields and Finstall.