Whether it’s exploring the rolling lush countryside or boating on pristine waters, Brits know how to relax. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that the UK spas are some of the top spas in the world. Take a stroll through these four luxurious UK spas, and you’ll be ready to trade in Mr. Darcy for a spa getaway.
Four of the most luxurious UK spas you need to visit
Just 10 minutes outside of the historic spa town of Harrogate (yes, a town dedicated to spas), Rudding Park is nestled on 300 acres of impeccably landscaped gardens and natural woodlands. Once a 19th century royal country house, the resort has won numerous awards and is famous for its elegant accommodations, exceptional spa, natural waters, fine restaurants, and a beautiful 18-hole golf course. As you treat yourself to a soothing massage, you’ll find yourself melting back in time, surrounded by beauty and charm. In fact, for a blissful moment, you won’t even want to check your phone.
This legendary 5-star hotel in the heart of central London is filled with history and has welcomed guests like Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, and Elizabeth Taylor, to name a few. The hotel has a stunning design and offers extraordinary cuisine. The renowned Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre is a perfect urban retreat, nestled underneath the bustling streets of London. This luxury spa has a gym with the latest equipment and a lap pool. In addition, the spa uses a holistic approach to wellbeing, blending Eastern and Western techniques to create the ultimate healing experience.
While you might not be Alice, Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa is certainly a wonderland. Located just 30 minutes outside of London, this five red-star hotel sits on 123 acres of stunning English countryside. In addition, Pennyhill features a Michelin-star restaurant and uniquely designed guest rooms. The impressive 45,000 square foot spa offers a wide menu of services from its Thermal Heaven to entire spa day packages, allowing your mind to get lost in luxury. You will be so relaxed you might just miss the white rabbit you were supposed to follow home!
Cliveden House and Spa (featured image above) is a historic English jewel that has been home to British royalty. Situated on National Trust parkland overlooking the River Thames, the five-star, impeccably restored luxury spa is an oasis of relaxation and beauty set in the exquisite countryside. Secreted behind the brick walls of Cliveden’s rose-and-lavender-scented garden, the Spa offers tranquillity and unparalleled wellbeing, relaxation, and luxury. There is a range of dining options at Cliveden House, from healthy choices at The Spa Kitchen to fine dining at André Garrett Restaurant to a classic English afternoon tea.
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To enjoy a massage, facial, mani-pedi or spa day, be sure to get a spa voucher.