Whether you’re a seasoned spa-goer or a newbie, everyone loves a bit of pampering. National Spa Week (31st October – 4th November) is an annual event with luxury spas across the country opening their doors to customers and offering exciting events, discounts and the opportunity to discover the great benefits of visiting a spa. To celebrate, we’ve pulled together a list of the best spa days in the North and Scotland.
The Spa, Blythswood Square, Glasgow
Another haven of tranquility in a bustling city, the spa at Blythswood Square covers an area of 10,000 square feet and incorporates 9 luxury treatment rooms, a thermal suite with a range of experiences, two relaxation pools, a relaxing lounge and café area plus several additional relaxation areas – quite impressive, we think you’ll agree! If you’re looking for something a little bit different, the spa also offers a Twilight Spa and Dine experience, with full access to a series of wet, dry, cold and warm rooms, and a 2 course dinner too – one of the best spa days in Glasgow.
The Spa at the Midland, Manchester
Despite being located directly in the middle of Manchester city centre, the award-winning Spa at the Midland is a haven of peace and tranquillity, and was recently voted one of Manchester’s best spa days. The spa offers a plethora of different treatments, with everything from manicures and pedicures to specialist therapies such as Espa body wraps and Serene Sleep. The best part? It’s just a 2-minute walk from Albert Hall and a tram ride away from Manchester Piccadilly Station.
Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa, Windermere
Situated in the heart of the Cumbrian countryside, the Macdonald Old England spa is the ideal backdrop for a relaxing break from the stress and strain of daily life. The spa boasts everything from a 20-metre heated indoor pool to Indian Head message and reflexology treatments. Make it even sweeter by booking an afternoon tea spa package – relaxation and cakes, the perfect combination!
Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa, Leeds
The award winning Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa is handily located just outside Leeds. Offering tranquil sounding packages such as 'Sheer Indulgence'; 'Journey to New Beginnings' and 'Re-Charge' the spa is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a spa day in Leeds. If you’re a spa newbie, Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa also offer taster treatments – each one is part of a more intensive treatment, so when you find the one that suits, you can experience the longer version too.
Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian, Edinburgh
Standing proudly at the west end of Princes Street, just minutes from Edinburgh Waverly Station, the Guerlain Spa and Health Club at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh offers a haven of luxury and tranquility in one of Edinburgh's most famous and historic hotels. Awarded Best Luxury Hotel Spa in the UK at the 2016 World Luxury Spa Awards, the spa is the first and only Guerlain Spa in the UK. The spa utilises the finest Guerlain products with patented methods and protocols dating back to the inauguration of the spa's esteemed Parisian counterpart, L'Institut Guerlain, in 1939. If you’re interested in visiting this indulgent spa, one of the best spa days in Edinburgh, TransPenine Express operate a number of trains a day to Edinburgh.
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