Best spa hotels in Yorkshire

Yorkshire’s natural beauty makes it an idyllic destination for a restful stay. However, between the historic spa town of Harrogate and the country house hotels that have made well-being an intrinsic part of their experience, spas in Yorkshire are amongst the finest in the land.
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Overlooking the racecourse and surrounded by gardens and parkland, this gem of a William and Mary house with its ‘stunning exterior’ feels deeply rural yet is just over a mile from York.
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Rudding Park

Rudding Park

Harrogate

In 300 acres of parkland originally laid out by landscape designer Humphry Repton, this welcoming and romantic Grade I listed Regency mansion comes with impressive modern facilities. There are two golf courses, a private cinema and an award-winning rooftop spa with saunas, steam rooms, an infinity pool and herb-infused treatments. Sleek accommodation ranges from suites (some with a private terrace) in contemporary wings, to cottages and lodges. Inspired by the seasons – creative dishes are ‘exceptionally good’ in the glass-sided spa restaurant, Horto. Vegetables, fruit and flowers come from the delightful kitchen garden; the hotel’s natural springs supply the water. In the glamorous Clocktower Restaurant and Bar, a 400-year-old Catalonian olive tree takes centre stage in the light-filled conservatory.
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Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

Helmsley

In this picturesque market town, a much-extended, 19th-century coaching inn has been endowed with light and airy communal spaces, and a spa with revitalising heat treatments and an outdoor pool. The cosy lounge has a wood fire, plumped cushions on comfy sofas; books and board games. Bedrooms vary greatly in size and style. Suites in the main house have a sitting area or a separate sitting room; the smallest rooms face the street. Inspired by seasonal Yorkshire produce, à la carte menus are served in the high-ceilinged conservatory restaurant, Weathervane, or al fresco on the poolside terrace in summer months.
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Oulton Hall

Oulton Hall

Leeds

Occupying an 18th-century mansion this large hotel (part of QHotels group) sits in beautifully landscaped gardens, SE of Leeds. It has a spa, conference and wedding facilities, and a 27-hole championship golf complex in its grounds. Leeds train station is 5 miles away.
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Gisborough Hall

Gisborough Hall

Guisborough

Grand, and grandly welcoming, this creeper-covered Victorian mansion stands in a spread of green grounds on the edge of the North York Moors.
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As with all spa hotels, wellbeing can come in all shapes and sizes and include a variety of different experiences. It can be indulgence and pampering, it can be about detox and relaxation, it can be about exercise and fitness, or it can be a combination of all those things. In addition to Harrogate, Scarborough is also a well known spa town with a history of healing. It rose to fame in the 1700s and was one of the first places to use bathing machines.

Today the region’s healing waters are a little warmer and a little more refined. From a luxury 17th-century inn where the pool, gym and collection of luxury therapies provide everything you need to unwind. To a Grade I Regency mansion set in 300 acres of parkland and with a purpose-built, glass-sided luxury spa added in recent years. Whether you’re looking for a romantic spa break or a family getaway with a little pampering thrown in for good measure, Yorkshire’s spa hotels have a variety of experiences to enjoy.

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Last updated: September 19, 2021