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The Best Spa Breaks in Yorkshire

Been working hard recently (or perhaps not so hard) and feel you deserve a luxurious treat? Then welcome to this fabulous guide detailing the very best spa breaks in Yorkshire. You’re not alone in the desire to feel pampered. Britain’s love of all things spa dates back to the Romans, who developed the city of Bath into Britain’s first spa resort.

But fear not, since then the concept of the spa has changed considerably, and the beautiful selection of spas in Yorkshire are modern, tranquil and luxurious. To feel pampered, preened and thoroughly relaxed you need not travel far, as the number of spa hotels in Yorkshire might surprise you.

Rooftop Pool at Rudding Park Hotel's Spa in Harrogate

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Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate

If it’s the crème de la crème of spa experiences that you’re after, then the multi-award-winning Rudding Park in the traditional spa town of Harrogate is perfect for you. It boasts state of the art facilities, all beautifully designed to optimise relaxation and create the ultimate tranquil environment. You’ve heard of a rooftop bar, but why not try their rooftop spa? It offers everything spa users could want, from a hydrotherapy infinity pool to a panoramic sauna and herbal bath steam room. The gardens will help you get back to nature after long days working, and their Horto restaurant offers ‘wellbeing in every bite’ – an opportunity you won’t want to miss. The extensive lunch menu will leave your tastebuds watering, how does a satay udon noodle salad bowl sound?!


Rudding Park Hotel, Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1JH – 01423 844822

The Grand York Hotel & Spa in Yorkshire

The Grand, York

For a traditional spa experience in Yorkshire’s only 5 Star Hotel, head over to Grade II listed The Grand. With a classic contemporary design, the spa is situated within the historic North Eastern Railway vaults. This gives the 14-meter pool, whirlpool, Nordic sauna and more, the secluded, peaceful escape from the bustle of everyday life. Why not try the exquisite afternoon tea to compliment your visit, then kick back in the relaxation room in a luxury Egyptian cotton robe, it will do a world of good. Insider tip – planning to stay the night? The Grand’s fine-dining restaurant Hudsons is one of York’s most highly regarded dining destinations, using the finest local and seasonal ingredients to create impressive tasting menus. Threes courses and carefully crafted cocktails more your style? Then their stunning Rise Restaurant, Terrace & Bar will not disappoint.

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The Grand Hotel, Station Rise, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6GD – 01904 898963

Afternoon Tea at The Grand York

Rockliffe Hall Spa Garden

Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa – Darlington

As one of the largest spas in the country, it comes as no surprise that Rockliffe Hall spa has a lot to offer. They strive to find the ‘perfect balance between science and nature’, you can find this as you chill out in the sound wave therapy beds then enjoy the beautiful spa garden with panoramic views or the igloo at this award-winning spa. The contemporary design and laid-back atmosphere compliment a fantastic range of treatments so you’ll leave feeling refreshed – if you manage to tear yourself away. Dine at The Clubhouse for a modern gastro-pub menu, The Brasserie for light lunch and local produce, or treat yourself to The Orangery’s 4 AA Rosette food journey.


Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa, Hurworth on Tees, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2DU – 01325 729999

Feversham Arms Helmsley Poolside Dining

The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Helmsley

For the ultimate relaxing spa break in Yorkshire, try The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa. Whether you’re more of an inside or outside kind of person, The Feversham Arms has something to offer. With cosy woodburning fires inside and jacuzzi, heated pool and twinkling lights outdoors, every step oozes tranquillity and comfort. Why not try their foot spa or aromatherapy room to reach a new level of relaxation and rejuvenation? Then head over to the Spa-tisserie to find some nourishment, or, if you’re after a sophisticated dinner try Feversham’s The Weathervane to find locally sourced or foraged produce cooked by their AA Rosette award chefs.

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Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Helmsley, North Yorkshire YO62 5AG – 01439 770 766

Luxury Feversham Arms Helmsley Spa, Lunch & Treatment

The Coniston Hotel, Country Estate & Spa, Skipton

To take some time away from the hustle, head over to The Coniston Spa. Set in the tranquil surroundings of their 1,400 acres Estate, breathe some fresh air and experience one of the best spa breaks in Yorkshire. This spa has been awarded 5 Bubbles by the Good Spa Guide, so you can be certain that every treatment will leave you feeling your best from head to toe. After a revitalising spa experience, guests have a range of dining options at The Coniston Hotel. Enjoy the stunning views from Huntsman’s Lodge while enjoying a range of dishes from brunch and lunch through to afternoon tea and dinner. Fine dining lovers are in for a mouthwatering treat at the 2AA Rosette awarded Macleods Restaurant, utilizing the very best local and seasonal ingredients the region has to offer. Together with the Nourish Brasserie for colourful and (as the name suggests) nourishing dishes to compliment your time at the spa perfectly.


The Coniston Hotel Country Estate and Spa, Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4EA – 01756 748080

Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa / The Devonshire Fell

These two hotels, both part of the Bolton Abbey Estate and restored by the Duchess of Devonshire, share the same beautiful and relaxing spa facilities. Set inside an ancient but luxuriously converted barn, the spa boasts the very best facilities you could want, all in a peaceful environment. Experience Temple Spa products used in their treatment rooms to do your skin, body and mind a world of good. Dine at The Devonshire Arms Brasserie for a relaxed meal or their renowned 4-AA-Rosette-awarded Burlington restaurant for a luxurious treat.


The Devonshire Arms, Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 6AJ – 01756 718100

Swinton Park Hotel & Spa Masham

Swinton Park Country Estate, Hotel & Spa, Ripon

Set in a huge 20,000-acre estate, Swinton Park Spa seeks to work alongside the natural world to create the best spa experience possible. Designed to maximise the calming, relaxing environment, Swinton Park boasts an 18m pool, hydrotherapy relaxation pool and outdoor natural pool. Their focus on fitness as wellness means there are a range of activities to suit everyone, and if you’d rather lie down and enjoy a facial the selection of inviting treatments will definitely tempt you. Dine in the Terrace for a relaxed meal with produce grown within the estate.


Swinton Park Estate, Swinton Park, Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JH – 01765 680900

Smallshaw Farm Cottages and Spa

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Smallshaw Farm Cottages and Spa, Sheffield

Inspired by travels around South East Asia, this gorgeous spa is Eastern expertise meets Yorkshire rural charm. The 17th century converted cowsheds make 5-star luxury holiday cottages, and the spa complements the natural retreat with Temple Spa products, a thermal suite and Rasul mudroom. Work up a sweat exploring the beautiful countryside of South Yorkshire then ease out those aching muscles with a thermal stone massage.


Smallshaw Cottages & Spa, Hollin Lane, Millhouse Green, Sheffield, S36 9NH – 01226 767 506

Hellaby Hall Hotel and Leisure Rotherham

Hellaby Hall Hotel and Leisure, Rotherham

This recently refurbished spa in the historic setting of the 4-star hotel makes for a rejuvenating spa experience. Their range of facials, massages and holistic body treatments will suit all preferences and budgets, and the nail bar will leave your fingers feeling all brand new. Carnelly Restaurant cooks up seasonal produce to complement your relaxing and treat-worthy spa experience. It’s worth heading to this delightful Yorkshire spa hotel for some refreshment from a busy life!


Hellaby Hall Hotel, Hellaby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 8EX – 01709 702250

Titanic Spa Huddersfield

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Titanic Spa, Huddersfield

This multi-award-winning spa is the ultimate chic, contemporary place to get your spa fix. Try the Mud Chamber with a group of friends to steam and cleanse in a way inspired by the ancient Egyptians, or explore their range of alternative therapy also inspired by ancient traditions to mix the old with the new and focus on the wellness of both mind and body. The spa is also focused on the eco way of life, so your spa trip is guilt-free on the environmental front.


Low Westwood Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5UN – 01484 843544

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Oulton Hall Hotel & Spa Leeds

Oulton Hall, Leeds

For a historic spa break in Yorkshire, surrounded by 300 acres of stunning landscaped gardens. Stay in the 4-Star hotel, play some golf, dine in the AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, then make your way to the spa for the ultimate experience in relaxation. The holistic spa treatments will rejuvenate you down to your pores, then why not book an aromatherapy massage to smooth out your muscles. To take a break from city life, Oulton Hall will fulfil your every need.


Oulton Hall, Rothwell Lane, Oulton, Leeds, LS26 8HN – 0113 282 1000

Raithwaite Estate Whitby

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Raithwaite Estate, Whitby

If gently lapping waves and quirky seaside towns are your places of relaxation, then why not try Whitby’s only luxury spa at Raithwaite Estate? They offer a range of top-quality treatments to compliment the use of their wonderfully warm pool with a view of the gardens and woodland. Sit back in the jacuzzi, sauna or steam room to while away your worries, open your pores and clear your head, then try their thoroughly luxurious champagne afternoon tea. If you worked up an appetite relaxing in the relaxation room, then why not head over to the stylish dining room and enjoy a light lunch or sumptuous dinner with a Yorkshire twist.


Raithwaite Estate, Sandsend Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3ST – 01947 661 661

Gisborough Hall Hotel and Spa

Guisborough Hall Hotel

For a spa hotel in Yorkshire, look no further than Guisborough Hall. The Victorian country house is the perfect place to take a break, and the aptly named ‘Revival Zone’ spa offers a great selection of treatments to help you feel your best. Using Elemis products for scientific results that leave you revived and ready to go, a visit to Guisborough Hall will be sure to pamper you.


Whitby Lane, Guisborough, TS14 6PT – 01287 611500


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Written by

Jemima Parsons


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