If experiencing hours in a luxurious pool and getting a gorgeous full body massage is your thing, then you're spoiled for choice with spas in the UK and Ireland. To make it easier to find the best for you, we've chosen our top spas to visit this Christmas each with their own unique aspects.
Pennyhill Park is set in 123 acres of Surrey countryside and offers a range of individual experiences. Think Michelin starred dining and an award-winning spa. Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool at night-time for a truly magical experience. We advise to use their thermal rooms first, and then take a walk outside to have a refreshing dip in the pool for a unique experience, with a view looking across at the hotel.
For Christmas: Why not treat your partner to a spa break at Pennyhill Park over the festive period?
Voted Newcomer of the Year 2019 by The Times, The Newt opened its doors earlier this year. Set within the perfect countryside location in the heart of Somerset, take a stroll around beautiful scenery before enjoying an indulgent treatment. Its spa is housed in converted cow barns, surrounded by greenery and offering a healing range of international-inspired treatments. Enjoy the indoor-outdoor pool, steam room and sauna, or get some added stress relief through couples' mud therapy.
For Christmas: Why not spend some days in the fresh country air? Take a look at The Newt's spa treatments.
Set within 163 acres of lush parkland with fantastic views over the River Maine, Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort is situated just 30 minutes from Belfast. Nearby you will find the stunning North Antrim Coast, making it the perfect location to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Furthermore, the spa boasts a unique Thermal Village and Spa, the first of its kind in Ireland, designed to detoxify, purify, invigorate and relax both mind and body.
For Christmas: Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort offers a range of spa experiences, we believe you could find the perfect present for a friend or loved one.
Perched on the banks of the Moy, The Ice House in Ireland looks out to the Wild Atlantic Way, one of the longest defined coastal route in the world. The Ice House has a wonderful eclectic style, with a laid back buzz and natural beauty. Spoil yourself or your loved ones with their award-winning spa, which offers experience showers, Wellness for Cancer treatments and an impressive thermal suite.
For Christmas: Perfect for those who love the coastal air, The Ice House has a range of spa treats available.
Nestled in the countryside of the Scottish borders, Stobo Castle is sure to impress you. The spa boasts one of the most advanced hydro spas of its kind, which features air loungers designed to give a full body air massage, plus two giant water fountains to deliver a deep neck and shoulder massage. In addition, ladies can also enjoy an aromatic steam room, blended with fresh aromas to get blood circulation gently stimulated.
For Christmas: Stobo Castle offers a range of packages, from residential breaks to evening visits.