11 Of The Best Spa Breaks and Hotels To Visit In Yorkshire

11 Of The Best Spa Breaks and Hotels To Visit In Yorkshire
Looking for the best spa breaks and spa hotels in Yorkshire? Check out our guide to some of the most relaxing retreats.

Looking for a reason to treat yourself for absolutely no reason at all? There’s something about summer that really makes us need to rest and recharge. Maybe it’s the sunshine whispering “treat yourself”, who knows, but what I do know is… I’m in need of a spa break. Sound familiar? We’ve done the hard work for you and put together some of the best spa hotels and breaks in Yorkshire.

1. Rudding Park Hotel & Spa, Harrogate

The pool at Rudding Park Spa Hotel in Yorkshire.
Credit: Rudding Park

Rudding Park is arguably one of the most relaxing weekends away in Yorkshire, with their tagged photos on Instagram acting as a true testament to how much guests love spending time there.

The luxury hotel features everything you could hope for in one of the most beautiful places in Yorkshire, including an incredible infinity hydrotherapy pool that looks over the landscaped gardens.

This beautiful hotel plays host to 90 rooms, with guests all having access to their spa. Not only that, their rooftop spa experience includes a panoramic sauna, spa bath and a variety of treatments to enjoy.

Elsewhere, the hotel includes two golf courses, a private cinema, and some of the rooms even have their own steam rooms and spa baths to enjoy in your own privacy. Pretty swish, huh?

Treatments vary from standard beauty treatments such as nails, make-up and brows, as well as mud rituals, facials, detox wraps and massages.

Room prices start from £217 per night – with options varying from king-size rooms, spa rooms, suites, cottages and even luxury lodges that boast their very own hot tubs.

Not only that, but there’s also a highly recommended fine dining restaurant on site, Horto. Book here.

2. Raithwaite Estate, Whitby

The indoor pool at Raithwaite Estate spa hotel in Yorkshire.
Credit: Raithwaite Estate

A coastal retreat in the historic Whitby, this 4-star hotel features two small, luxury hotels, stone cottages, an “exclusive” lake house and of course, a spa.

While the Raithwaite Estate itself is set in the iconic Yorkshire countryside, its proximity to the coast brings in fresh sea air – and the option to explore historic Whitby during your stay.

The estate covers 100 acres of woodlands, with rooms overlooking the picturesque surroundings. The luxury spa includes four treatment rooms, as well as a ceiling-to-floor glass-surrounded pool that guests can enjoy while taking in the scenery; plus a gym, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and more.

Treatments include a variety of facials, body scrubs and wraps. Guests can also choose from massages and packages that include dinner or afternoon tea for a full-day experience.

On-site, guests can enjoy their restaurant, The Brasserie, which describes its style as ‘beret meets flat cap’ (translate: French meets Yorkshire). The restaurant has been acclaimed for its exploration of the two regions with its dishes.

There’s also a cosy bar and restaurant where guests can enjoy afternoon tea and a daily lunch menu – or even just pop by for a relaxed drink. Find out more.

3. The Grand, York

The intricate stone hallway at The Grand in York.
Credit: The Grand York

An Edwardian building in the centre of York, The Grand York is a piece of tranquillity in an otherwise busy city centre.

The spa is set up in what used to be the building’s vaults, featuring an indoor pool, steam room, sauna, and treatment rooms.

And while the spa is tucked away down below, the rooms feature large windows to look out into the city from – capturing the best of both worlds for guests. It’s the perfect choice for those who want to kick back and relax during the day, and hit the town at night.

Treatments vary from facials, beauty and nails, to relaxing massages and body detox treatments. Book here.

4. Swinton Park, Ripon

Swinton Park's spa in Yorkshire at night.
Credit: Swinton Estate

If there’s any spa hotel that knows luxury, it’s Swinton Park. With over 20,000 acres to explore at the estate, this multi-million-pound spa is definitely one to visit.

Offering a choice of a stay in either the castle, a cottage, a tree lodge, or a luxury yurt – the estate is the perfect place to visit more than once, just to try everything out!

The spa features an 18-metre indoor pool, as well as a hydrotherapy pool for guests who want to wind down and relax.

If that wasn’t enough, there’s even an outdoor natural pool for the more daring among us. Other highlights include a cedar hot tub, indoor sauna and steam room, and an outdoor sauna for those enjoying the pool garden.

Their Terrace Restaurant allows guests to take a break from all of their relaxing to eat, drink, or even get poolside service. There are two more eateries on site, too, including fine-dining restaurant Samuel’s Restaurant, and Cafe Bistro.

Fancy something a little bit different? You can even take part in their Cookery School, which features an open kitchen demonstration, with a number of cuisines to learn. Find out more.

5. Grantley Hall, Ripon

The Turkish style indoor spa pool at Grantley Hall in Yorkshire.
Credit: Grantley Hall

Grantley Hall is a beautiful 1600s mansion surrounded by parkland, a river and landscaped gardens that give a Royal illusion. It’s no wonder the spot is a popular wedding destination.

The venue boasts a two-level spa, which features a thermal experience and a snow room. Additionally, there are indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy pools, an 18-metre pool, an outdoor terrace and a hot tub area as well as two gyms. Yeah… We know. The spa offers up beauty and full body treatments such as massages – as well as holistic treatments and yoga practises.

If you think you’ll be stuck for dining and drinking options, think again. There are 7 options for guests to choose from (four of which offer food menus), including Michelin-starred fine-dining experience, Shaun Rankin. Book here.

6. The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, Bolton Abbey

The barn spa pool at The Devonshire Arms Hotel in North Yorkshire.
Credit: The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa

Deserving a place on the list for many, many reasons, The Devonshire Arms Hotel is based in Skipton, close to the picturesque Yorkshire Dales and on the Bolton Abbey estate. There’s three reasons to go right there.

The country house hotel was formerly a 17th-century inn, and still carries a ton of character to this day.

The spa, however, is a really special experience. Housed in an old barn, there’s an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna – as well as a gym space for those who want to squeeze in a workout. The spa covers some great treatments too, from facials and massages to body scrubs and wraps.

The food is also something to write home about, with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon visiting for season one of their travel show The Trip. The estate has two restaurants, including fine-dining restaurant The Burlington, and a less formal restaurant called the Brasserie.

The Brasserie is a great choice for those wanting to continue their wind-down, with the choice of eating inside the restaurant, or al-fresco on their beautiful terrace. Book here.

7. Oulton Hall, Leeds

The exterior of Oulton Hall spa hotel in Yorkshire.
Credit: Oulton Hall

An 18th-century mansion just six miles from Leeds, Oulton Hall is the perfect break away from the city close by. Boasting 300 acres of gardens and a golf course of its own, the estate has plenty of amazing features.

You really get a stately home feel during your stay, with rooms being large enough to swing a cat in and traditional decor, including four-poster beds. Very Downton Abbey, huh?

The spa itself features everything you’d need to enjoy your stay, such as a pool, steam room, sauna and plenty of treatments. Just as you’d expect, guests are able to book massages, facials and more.

The restaurant offering includes their AA Rosette restaurant, serving ‘exquisite dishes’, as well as the option for casual dining and even butler service. Very posh indeed. Find out more.

8. The Feversham Arms Hotel, York

Feversham Arms spa hotel in Yorkshire.
Credit: The Feversham Arms Hotel and Spa

Situated in Helmsley, The Feversham Arms Hotel and Spa is a former coaching house, just a six-minute walk from Helmsley Castle.

The self-described ‘Mediterranean oasis’ and ‘charming countryside retreat’ offers some real cosy touches to make your stay feel like a home from home. Expect wood-burning fires and pretty terraces that really set the scene.

The spa has a variety of facilities available, including an aromatherapy room – where guests can put their feet up and catch up on a bit of reading – a steam room, hot tub, heated outdoor pool, sauna and foot spas to use.

Additionally, guests can of course book your typical spa treatments such as massages and beauty treatments. Food-wise, expect both fine and casual dining options available on the estate.

Their fine dining aims to ‘delight the senses’, whereas their casual dining is designed for quick bites or a more laidback meal by the fire. Find out more.

9. The Bridge Hotel & Spa, Wetherby

A woman using the spa pool at The Bridge Wetherby.
Credit: The Bridge Wetherby

Previously a 17th-century coaching house, The Bridge Hotel & Spa still boasts a lot of its original features for guests to enjoy. Their 37 rooms are chicly decorated, however, so guests can feel right at home when they tuck up for bed. What’s better is that each has its own individual look, feel and style.

The tranquil space offers a number of facilities and packages, with a sauna, steam room, foot spa, hot tub, ice fountain, cold plunge tub and barrel sauna providing just the basic facilities.

On top of that, there’s a relaxation room that guests can take advantage of, and tons of treatments like body scrubs, wraps, facials, full-body massages and mud treatments.

Their Courtyard restaurant provides really cosy, fire-side vibes. There, you can enjoy Sunday lunch and classic dishes such as steak and lamb legs. Book here.

10. Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa, Otley

The indoor pool at Chevin Country Park Hotel and Spa in Yorkshire.
Credit: Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa

Surrounded by 44 acres of woodland, Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa is the perfect secluded getaway, just 8 miles from Harewood House in Leeds.

If rustic is your thing, you won’t be able to get enough of this hotel. After all, it is the UK’s largest log cabin with 16 rooms available. Additionally, guests can book woodland cabins and lodges for themselves, situated on the grounds close to the main cabin.

Each room features wooden decor that oozes warmth and comfort. A warmth that even carries through to the spa with its alpine feel. The spa features an outdoor hot tub and an indoor pool, and offers a variety of spa treatments including wraps and massages to really get you feeling relaxed.

Dining here is really something special too, with their lake-view restaurant (aptly named the Lakeside Restaurant) showcasing beautiful views of the lake and forest surrounding the area.

Guests can enjoy meals all day long, with food sourced locally. Find out more.

11. Yorkshire Spa Retreat, Helmsley

The wild swim pond at new Yorkshire Spa Retreat.
Credit: Yorkshire Spa Retreat

Yorkshire’s newest spa offering, Yorkshire Spa Retreat is one of the best spa breaks in Yorkshire – offering state-of-the-art facilities for the most relaxing visit.

Ideally located close to the stunning market town of Helmsley, the new spa is home to an array of top-of-the-range lodges. Each is beautifully decorated with outdoor kitchens and private hot tubs to enjoy after your spa session.

As for the spa itself, guests can expect a gorgeous natural pool (designed for the Wim Hof’s among us), a hydrotherapy pool, a herbal steam room, saunas and treatment cabins offering massages and more.

Once you’re done unwinding, the site is also home to The Dome Bar and Restaurant. The stylish cocktail bar and restaurant boasts an array of cuisines and dishes to suit all palates. Find out more.

Read more: 10 Incredibly Cosy Cottages To Rent In The Yorkshire Dales

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