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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 across 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.

Spa Breaks in Yorkshire | North Yorkshire Spa Breaks

Rooftop Pool at Rudding Park Hotel's Spa in Harrogate

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.

Follifoot, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1JH – 01423 871350

Coniston Spa offer - couple relaxing by the pool

The Coniston Hotel, Country Estate & Spa, Skipton

To take some time away from the hustle, head over to The Coniston Spa in Skipton. 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. The Nàdarra Spa is an award-winning, exclusive and enviably located spa that offers a selection of indulgent experiences including pampering treatments, soothing spa days, and luxurious spa stays.

Having recently undergone extensive redevelopment and rebranding, enhancements have included new outdoor spa experiences, new organic treatments and a dining experience at Blossom Kitchen. From the fully-equipped fitness suite and indoor thermal suite to the outdoor infinity pools, you can’t get much better than this.

Coniston Cold, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4EA – 01756 748080

Feversham Arms Helmsley Offer - couple in jacuzzi 2 landscape

The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Helmsley

For the ultimate relaxing spa break in Yorkshire, try The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa in Helmsley. Whether you’re more of an inside or outside kind of person, The Feversham Arms has something to offer. With cosy wood-burning fires inside and jacuzzi, heated pool and twinkling lights outdoors, every step oozes tranquillity and comfort. It’s the perfect place for those looking for a complete escape or to catch up with a friend in a tranquil environment. Afterwards, try Feversham’s The Weathervane to find locally sourced or foraged produce cooked by their AA Rosette award chefs.

1-5 High Street, Helmsley, YO62 5AG – 01439 770766

The Grand York Hotel & Spa

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 hustle and 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 Legacy is one of York’s most highly regarded dining destinations, using the finest local and seasonal ingredients to create impressive tasting menus.

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

Harrogate Spa Majestic Hotel

The Harrogate Spa, Majestic Hotel Harrogate

Located within the 4 Star DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel, The Harrogate Spa is a place to soak up the well-being benefits of the town’s spa heritage. Situated in the heart of Harrogate, complete with a 12.5-metre indoor pool and six treatment rooms, this luxury spa offers a range of thermal experiences including a spa pool, Himalayan salt sauna, steam room, experience shower and ice fountain.

Ripon Rd, Harrogate, HG1 2HU – 01423 700306

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. Whether you are looking for a sense of tranquility, or something a little bit more active during your stay, or simply a day out to celebrate with friends, Rockliffe Hall Spa is the ultimate destination for all things relaxation. Relax and detoxify within their hot Roman Sauna, or refresh and revitalise in the outdoor Spa Garden.

Hurworth on Tees, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 2DU – 01325 729999

Devonshire Arms Hotel and Spa

The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa / The Devonshire Fell

These two hotels are 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.

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.

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

Grantley Hall Ripon outdoor pool

Grantley Hall, Ripon

Grantley Hall in Ripon is set in beautifully landscaped grounds on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, effortlessly combining heritage and luxury. You can choose from their the Three Graces Spa Day or our Twilight Spa experience, all created to leave you feeling relaxed, replenished and with a wonderful sense of wellbeing. Guests can relax next to the 18-metre indoor swimming pool, take a dip in the indoor to outdoor hydrotherapy pool or enjoy the thermal experiences including the sauna, steam room and snow room.

Grantley Hall, Ripon, HG4 3ET – 01765 620070

Spa Breaks in Yorkshire | South Yorkshire Spa Breaks

Smallshaw Farm Cottages and Spa

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 a tropical experience shower, panoramic rustic sauna and rasul mud room. Work up a sweat exploring the beautiful countryside of South Yorkshire then ease out those aching muscles with a thermal stone massage.

Hollin Lane, Millhouse Green, Sheffield, S36 9NH – 01226 767 506

Hellaby Hall Hotel and Leisure Rotherham

Hellaby Hall Hotel and Leisure, Rotherham

This charming 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!

Old Hellaby Ln, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 8SN – 01709 702701

Spa Breaks in Yorkshire | West Yorkshire Spa Breaks

Titanic Spa Huddersfield

Titanic Spa, Huddersfield

This multi-award-winning spa is the ultimate chic, contemporary place to get your spa fix, and is the UK’s first Eco-Spa! 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. So for spa breaks in Yorkshire that are environmentally-friendly and sustainable, Titanic Spa is the one you need to try.

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

Oulton Hall Hotel & Spa Leeds

Oulton Hall, Leeds

For rejuvenating spa breaks in Yorkshire, surrounded by 300 acres of stunning landscaped gardens, Oulton Hall is the place for you. 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.

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

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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 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.

Sandsend Road, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3ST – 01947 661661

Gisborough Hall Hotel and Spa

Guisborough Hall Hotel

For relaxing spa breaks 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

Ox Pasture Hall Boutique Hotel Yorkshire Spa Break

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel & Spa, Scarborough

Ox Pasture Hall is a luxury boutique hotels that’s the perfect option for those looking for a romantic trip away. Situated in the North York National Park surrounded by seventeen acres, this country escape would make a perfect weekend away. Whether you’re after a girly weekend, a romantic spa break with your partner, or maybe even a bit of me time, we have luxury spa breaks and spa package’s to suit everyone. This is one of the refreshing spa breaks in Yorkshire you need to try.

Lady Edith’s Drive, Scarborough, YO12 5TD – 01723 365295 


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