The UK’s 10 best spas

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Winter is here, and now that Game of Thrones has finished and you’ve finished Stranger Things, it’s time to look at other ways you can occupy yourself. Maybe you’re looking to treat yourself and get some self-care under your belt, a spa day is the perfect way to do this. 


Here are 10 of the best spas in the UK that you should consider before you make your choice. 


  1. The Ned, London

Located in the centre of London, The Ned is a glorious luxury spa in the heart of the capital city. Perfect for shaking off the stress of city life, this is the ideal hotspot to unwind, pamper, and focus on personal growth. There’s a 20-metre indoor pool here, as well as sauna, steam room, and all the spa treatments you would expect from a palatial hotel spa.

The NED. Photo Credit: The Evening Standard


  1. Turkish baths, Harrogate

When you are looking at a list of the best spas in the UK, there is no doubt that this one is going to make an appearance. You’ll feel as though you’re at an authentic Turkish spa experience, and, at a cost of around £25 for a 2-hour experience, this is incredible value for money. The great thing about this choice is that you can go for the basic treatment as well as the more expensive luxury versions too. 

Turkish Baths, Harrogate. Photo Credit: Harrogate Girl


  1. The Scarlet Spa, Cornwall

This holistic spa with beach views of the incredible Cornwall coastline is perfect for anyone looking to get away for a bit. If the glitz and glamour of London’s opulent 5-star resorts is not your thing, this is the perfect choice. An affordable, niche spa, complete with a relaxation room, and mineral mud treatment.  

The Scarlet Spa, Cornwall. Photo Credit: Evening Standard


  1. Brimstone Hotel & Spa, Lake District

If you are looking for calm and serene luxury, nestled alongside breathtaking surroundings and hands-on staff, you can’t get much better than the Brimstone Hotel & Spa in the Lake District. There is a great range of wonderful spa treatments here, including the spa’s unique Pure Alchemy treatments.

Brimstone Hotel & Spa, Lake District. Photo Credit: Brimstone Hotel


  1. Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Lake District

Another offering from the Lake District here (because what better location for a relaxing weekend?), Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is a spa lodge perfect for those looking for more of an eco-friendly experience. The lodges each have their own private spas and offer a range of magnificent treatments. Additionally, lodges come equipped with mood lighting, fires, electric blinds, and a surround sound music system. All focused on helping you relax and unwind.

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House, Lake District. Photo Credit: The Telegraph


  1. Limewood Hotel Spa, New Forest

Some of the best spas are those that offer a rural retreat, and this is one of those. As well as a stunning pool and sauna, the spa also has a mud house, and an array of excellent treatment rooms. With idyllic surroundings that let visitors be one with nature, as well as plenty of fitness classes to enjoy, this is a wonderful choice, and certainly one of the best spas in the UK.

Limewood Hotel Spa, New Forest. Photo Credit: The Telegraph


  1. Bamford Haybarn Spa, the Cotswolds

Perfect for those seeking a bit of self-care at an excellent wellness retreat in a beautiful and scenic destination. Bamford Haybarn Spa is the ideal choice if you want a relaxing and laid back environment, and a spa that uses natural products as part of its treatments. Customers at this spa can enjoy a holistic approach to treatment, as well as a focus on stress reduction therapy.

Bamford Haybarn Spa, The Cotswolds. Photo Credit:


  1. Thermae Bath Spa, Bath

This converted and updated Roman spa is the ideal getaway for anyone who loves a bit of architecture with their facial! This is a facility with some pretty amazing history, and one of the best features here is the rooftop pool, as well as the fact it’s open at night. You can enjoy a range of great spa packages at this ancient site.

Thermae Bath Spa, Bath. Photo Credit: Thermae Bath Spa


  1. Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, Hampshire

If you are looking for top of the line luxury that stands out among some of the best spas in the UK, this is a great choice for you. With tree house accommodation, opportunities for keeping fit, and 50 different spa and health treatments to choose from, involving Mama Mio and Oskia products, Chewton Glen is an incredible experience for all.

Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa, Hampshire. Photo Credit:


  1. Coworth Park, Ascot

This luxury spa getaway would be ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway, or working professionals in need of some TLC. Its proximity to London makes it a popular choice, and the luxury hotel and dining facilities mean you can double up by turning your spa experience into a weekend retreat.

Cowarth Park Spa, Ascot. Photo Credit: Dorchester Collection


These are some of the top spas across the UK that you need to check out. They offer an array of services, treatments, and opportunities for customers to keep in mind. These are some of the best spas to choose if you are looking to pamper yourself and enjoy a fabulous spa experience.


Louise Boxall

Louise Boxall

Louise has 10 years experience in Travel Journalism, Blog Writing and Research in the Travel Insurance sector. Louise’s goal is to provide interesting, informative articles on subjects we know will interest our customers.

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