With National Spa Week taking place between the 4th and 10th of November this year, it is time to book your favourite location to totally relax! Whether with the girls, in a couple, or even on your own, treating yourself to a weekend away at a spa can revive you.
Maddie, Senior Marketing Exec at Pink Boutique, says: “Reset the everyday stress with a weekend away at a luxurious spa and hotel. From acres of woodland setting the picture-perfect backdrop to dipping into a pool worthy of Aphrodite, you deserve to look as good as you feel, and with these spas, there’s no doubt your followers will be that little bit jealous.”
Pink Boutique has outlined the top ten most Instagram-worthy spas in the UK. By looking at the top spas with a rating of nine or more on spabreaks.com and cross-referencing this with the number of Instagram hashtags each spa has, these are the top beautiful spots to get a beauty treatment.
Galgorm, Northern Ireland
This stunning location in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, is a stunning luxury hotel and spa perfect for a romantic weekend away with your partner or even with the girls. From ruched dresses for an evening meal to dressing gowns for your morning massage, there is nothing but relaxation and glamour at this location.
There are plenty of reasons this spa makes it to the top of the list. From the Northern Irish coastline to nearby castles, there are breathtaking views no matter which way you turn. And the selection of spa offerings means there’s something for everyone.
From a detox to forest bathing, Galgorm has it all. And with the option of popping in for a visit or staying for a few nights, you can make this as big or small of a retreat as you want. So, grab a salt scrub and embrace some sea air for the perfect relaxing holiday for you and your friends.
The Berkeley, London
Offering whole treatments using organic products, The Berkeley in London has a minimalist but beautiful aesthetic – perfect for girls who love a neutral setting to relax in. Self-described as bringing the peace of the Cotswolds into the capital city, this is the perfect location for those who need a bit of both.
Picture yourself being pampered in a bright and airy room with wood features, feeling head-to-toe fabulous. You don’t have to worry about the rush of the city outside – grab your cucumber slices and face masks because the city of London can wait.
The Lowry Hotel, Manchester
Treat your mind, body, and soul at the RE:TREAT spa centre in the Lowry Hotel, Manchester. Claiming the third spot on our list, this location is not only beautiful but boasts plenty of technology treatments to give you the high-tech pamper check you need.
Get the shivers in the cryotherapy ice pods or embrace your inner thoughts in their float tanks – whatever lets you unwind. And who says you must stay in Manchester? Their use of virtual reality means that you can be transported to your choice of destination. So, get a massage in Bali or a foot soak in Zante for the full, holiday-style relaxation in a matter of minutes.
Chewton Glen, Hampshire
We aren’t surprised to see the Chewton Glen on this list. Coming in at number four, this is one of the most beautiful spa spots for you and the girls. Take a trip to Hampshire and relax in a setting of 130 acres of woodland, only minutes from the sea. So, whether you want to take a saltwater dive after a day of pampering or a stroll in the woods, this location will relax your mind and body.
This stunning manor house will transport you and your friends around the globe with its English countryside, pools fit for Greek goddesses, and patios right out of the south of France. Sip on wine in the sun after a day of pampering – your skin will be glowing!
Pennyhill Park, Surrey
Looking for a romantic getaway to the manor house of your dreams? Then, the Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa is the answer. Dip into double bathtubs for the ultimate romance or even invite others for a double date away; their eight-person Jacuzzi can fit the whole party.
Press the reset button as you relax on 120 acres of land. This location doesn’t disappoint whether you’re walking the grounds or pampering yourself. And with Michelin star food, what is there not to love? Indulge yourself for a weekend away.
Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire
Treat yourself to a top-to-toe, tried and tested spa which has passed the stunning score with flying colours. With plenty of picture opportunities, this spa isn’t only a place to relax and recover but somewhere you can truly feel good in your own skin.
And who says a spa treatment must be bright to be beautiful? Their twilight option lets you indulge in treatments and full spa access until 9:30 p.m. So, if you’re not ready to sleep, slip into your bikini and take to the pool for a truly unique wind down.
Grantley Hall, North Yorkshire
Looking for a bit of northern charm with your spa experience? Grantley Hall in North Yorkshire has exactly what you’re looking for. Not only is it set in a stunning, secluded location, but you can have your choice of treatments with a manor as your backdrop.
From an 18-metre indoor pool to taking a dip in the outdoor hydrotherapy pool, finding yourself is easy. Bring the girls and explore the Nordic Spa Garden together, including ice baths for a shock or an outdoor sauna to get a bit of heat into your day. And don’t forget to pose for a picture in the Lounge, adorned with a tree to drink your tea under!
The Greenway, Gloucestershire
Wooden beams and bare-brick walls create a calming atmosphere in this stunning location. From the outside, The Greenway is a manor fit for any girl’s trip or couple’s night away. But it is the spa inside which truly shines when it comes to picking the perfect relaxation spot.
With an inside pool, Sanarium, and a Vitality pool in the enclosed spa garden, you will be leaving this weekend trip absolutely glowing. And after your treatments, you can relax on the garden terrace or stay warm by an open fire – both offering their own relaxation. Simply divine!
Bovey Castle, Devon
Get the princess pamper treatment on your spa day away in Devon. Only the best will do when it comes to your girls, and a spa in a castle sounds like the right touch. Surrounded by Dartmoor National Park, it is no wonder this venue is one of the top on the Instagram-worthy list.
The perfect sanctuary for a royal pamper, you won’t be disappointed in this location. With walks showing Devon at its best, escape to the countryside for a bit of TLC that brings you back to you.
Spend National Spa Week discovering your new favourite spa location. Whether you’re staying for the weekend or just popping in for the day, these stunning locations have plenty to offer. From Mediterranean massages to ice bath plunges in a Nordic Spa, you can travel the world without needing to set foot outside the United Kingdom.