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Whether you’re hunting for the perfect wedding venue, planning a pre- or post-wedding event, or simply looking to indulge in a relaxing spa stay, we’ve got you covered with the eight best spas in the UK.

Why settle for a wedding venue that’s just beautiful when you can have one with a spa, too? Staying a few extra days after your wedding with your new spouse or enjoying some pampering time with your bridal party before the big day can make all the difference. Let’s be real - weddings can be stressful, and what better way to unwind?

No matter where you’re based in the UK, you’re sure to find a stunning spa nearby. To make your search easier, we’ve handpicked some of our favourite spas across the country. After all, you deserve it!

The 8 Best Spas Across the UK at a Glance: Including London, Scotland, Yorkshire, Cheshire & More!

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Best spas in England: Hoar Cross Hall

To begin, we’re highlighting Recommended Venue, Hoar Cross Hall, for all the spa seekers out there! Beyond being the perfect luxury venue to host your wedding celebration in a luxe country house situation in Staffordshire, Hoar Cross Hall has a renowned spa onsite for the ultimate R&R experience. 

From a Nordic Heat and Ice facility to a ​​Hydrotherapy and Saltwater Pool, Aqua Massage Suites, a healing Detox Centre, and even a Snooze Room or cosy Sanctum for when the post-treatment relaxation sets in. Beyond the spa facilities, why not stop by the Parlour & Spa Boutique for some bubbles and a blow dry as an extra special treat?

Hoar Cross Hall is the perfect pre-wedding spa destination for some TLC with your besties before the big day!  

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Best spas in Kent: Elmley Nature Reserve

If we were to highlight another Recommended Venue, it would have to be Elmley Nature Reserve - an exclusive-use Kent wedding venue surrounded by stunning rural wilderness. 

Being a family farm, Elmley Nature Reserve puts wellness at the heart of its offerings. Beyond beautiful wildlife and natural scenery, their spa treatments, in partnership with natural brands Votary and Verden, are rooted in self-care and nature. 

Enjoy complete bliss with deep tissue release and holistic breathwork for the ultimate mind and body experience. Whether you opt for a massage or a facial, your body (and mind) will have heaps to thank you for!

We love Elmley Nature Reserve for a post-wedding wind down with your other half! With all the excitement been and done, it’s the perfect destination for some much-needed quality time and relaxation. 

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Best spas in Hampshire: Solent Hotel & Spa

If you’re heading down South to the coast this summer, why not treat yourself to a spa stop-off to make your trip even more memorable? Solent Hotel & Spa, nestled within the incredible Hampshire, where you won’t be amiss for things to do. Whether you want to extend your stay and spend some time in Portsmouth for the beach or head to the New Forest National Park to immerse yourself in stunning nature - you’re situated ideally! 

Choose from rejuvenating facials for glowy skin to full body massages with signature techniques and even beauty treatments like gel manis and pedis - perfect for a TLC weekend away with your bridesmaids!

Don’t forget to book a session in their unmissable outdoor hot tub, which you’ll find in their relaxing meadow - the best possible way to end your spa experience. And while you’re at it, check out their spa offers for a perfect package deal - promising even more treatments for your money. What’s not to love?

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Best spas in Yorkshire: Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa

When you hear the words “Thorpe Park”, a theme park might come to mind, but we promise - that’s not where you want to be if you’re seeking some R&R. 

Based at the edge of Leeds, Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa is close enough that you can fit in some time to explore the city, but also with the benefit of escaping the hustle and bustle for your spa experience. 

If the website looks familiar, this spa is part of the Daniel Thwaites Group, just like the Solent Hotel & Spa mentioned above. However, this one is at the opposite end of England, perfect for our Northern-based readers.

Enjoy everything from facial care to body rituals, signature treatments, a taste of wellness, and even finishing touches - which includes a range of beauty treatments - perfect for hitting up the Leeds nightlife with your bridesmaids-to-be. Wasn’t sure how to not-so-subtly hint to your maid of honour about hen party destination ideas - why not slide this one her way? 

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Best spas in North West England: Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa, Lake District

The Lake District is known and loved for its endless rolling hills and air of relaxation, so if you’re looking for the best spa destination, it’s a no-brainer!

If you’re the type who never says no to some luxury, you’re in the right place. Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa is one of the original stately homes in England, surrounded by tranquil countryside and a calming lake - the spa isn’t the only part of this hotel that promises complete and utter relaxation. 

Whether you choose to have your dream wedding in the Lake District and plan to take advantage of the spa while you’re at it - because why not? Or, simply looking for a spa getaway - there’s complete flexibility with day passes, a short break or wedding packages on offer. 

Make the most of luxe facilities, such as an infinity edge pool overlooking beautiful gardens, extra-special offerings like Mindfulness Wellness Therapy, and spa treatments - of course. Expect all the usuals - facials, massages, make-up services, and more! From a focus on re-energising to destressing - you’re sure to find the perfect treatment for your unique needs at Armathwaite Hall Hotel. 

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Best spas in Scotland: Gleneagles Hotel

Whether you’re looking for a wedding venue with a spa to unwind after the celebrations or simply want some pampering before or after your big day, you don’t always need an excuse to indulge in a luxurious experience.

Scotland is a popular destination for weddings and staycations alike, so why not explore the spas in this beautiful region, too?

One standout is the Gleneagles Spa, which has been on our radar for a while. With newly updated spaces and collaboration with leading wellness brands, it offers an array of treatments that promise to impress our wellness-obsessed readers. Enjoy products like oil blends, derived from ingredients sourced from the Perthshire countryside for the ultimate Scottish experience.

Whether you’re stopping by for a day spa or staying for a spa break, you can expect treatments such as the “Mud & Steam Ritual Treatment” and personalised massages, including hot stone and deep tissue options.

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Best spas in Cheshire: The Spa at Carden

If you’re looking for a destination that puts its spa experience at the forefront, The Spa at Carden is the one for you (it’s in the name, after all!). 

Paired with one of the UK’s largest spa gardens, a strict over 18’s policy and a range of extensive wellbeing experiences - booking a fully-fledged spa break is the only option here, ensuring you make the most of all the facilities. 

Spa breaks at Carden Park include luxurious overnight accommodation, breakfast and access to the Hotel Leisure Club - sure to take your experience to the next level. 

Book ritualistic treatments like no other that work to make you feel as good as new once your treatment is over. If you don’t know where to start, we love the sound of the “Radiant Glow Ritual Facial”, the soothing “Touch Therapy” body treatment, “Muscle Melt Massage”, “Ultimate Relax & Rebalance Treatment”, and the “Pomegranate Balance & Calm Ritual”!

Did we mention Carden Park Hotel also hosts weddings? Imagine: your special day, set in the idyllic Cheshire countryside, with an award-winning spa at your disposal. A huge win-win if you’re asking us! 

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Best spas in London: Harbour Hotel Richmond

For those seeking something that offers the perfect mixture of character and luxury, you’ll adore the Harbour Hotel in Richmond. It’s an 18th-century Georgian hotel nestled in the charming area of Richmond, providing a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle.

The Harbour Hotel Richmond is renowned for its exceptional spa facilities. Guests can enjoy a range of treatments designed to rejuvenate and relax, from invigorating massages to soothing facials. The spa features an indoor pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, and steam room, providing the perfect setting for a day of pampering.

Beyond the spa, the Harbour Hotel Richmond boasts stunning views of the River Thames and Richmond Park, making it an ideal location for a relaxing getaway. Why not make the most of the hotel's leafy garden, too? It has a hot tub! Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply need a touch of self-care, this spa offers a tranquil retreat in the heart of London.

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Fancy Booking a Trip to One of the Best Spas in the UK? Yes, Please!

Remember - the spa hotel you opt for all depends on your reason for going! Whether you’re after a romantic staycation honeymoon with your other after the festivities, somewhere which caters for henstag or sten dos (prosecco package deals galore), or somewhere that doubles up as your dream wedding venue - you'll find a spa hotel for everyone in our round-up.

We hope we've helped to find the best spa stay for you. So, what are you waiting for? Get booking!

Shona Ezimogho-Moran

Written by Shona Ezimogho-Moran

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