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Best spas in Yorkshire to book this year

Looking for a spa break to get you feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to take on 2023? We’ve got you covered...

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 05.01.2023

And just like that Christmas is over. Not sure about you, but all that built-up stress, overeating and glasses of fizz have got us feeling rather slumped.

We know the perfect way to get you feeling back on top form… enter your calling to book a spa break.

We’re talking about escaping to the calming Yorkshire countryside to take some time out by treating yourself to luxurious spa treatments that’ll get you back on track and ready to take on 2023.

From a soothing steam room – the perfect treatment for that dreaded cold that you’re struggling to get rid of – to a steamy hot tub to help you warm up on a winter day and a hydrotherapy infinity pool to soothe those stiff muscles, there are plenty of spa breaks to explore in Yorkshire.

We’ve rounded up some of the best luxury spa hotels in Yorkshire to book now for some well-needed (and well-deserved) TLC.

The Bridge Hotel and Spa, Wetherby

Price: From £35 per person

Located in a tranquil country setting in West Yorkshire, yet it is only five minutes drive from the A1, this luxury spa hotel in Wetherby is guaranteed to make you feel zen in no time, before finishing things off by indulging in the carvery menu from its courtyard restaurant.

The Courtyard Spa at the Bridge Hotel and Spa has the most up-to-date spa facilities in York, Harrogate and Leeds city centre with a steam room perfect for cleansing your body, the applewood and Nordic barrel thermal suite sauna for soothing your body and modern treatment rooms perfect for couples’ treatments. Plus, there are two outdoor hot tubs where you can soak with a glass of fizz in your hand while taking in captivating views of the West Yorkshire countryside.

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Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate

Price: From £67 per person

Embrace well-being and wellness at Rudding Park Hotel. This North Yorkshire Spa captures Harrogate’s spa heritage by using natural spring waters from the grounds at Rudding Park. And while you’re there why not embrace this golf resort with a choice of two golf courses, a perfect chance to be at one with nature – what’s more relaxing than that?

But what makes this luxury hotel special is its rooftop spa. A peaceful, serene and social space with a range of hydrotherapy and thermal experiences. From an outdoor infinity hydrotherapy pool to an indoor pool and a panoramic sauna to a herbal bath steam room, it’s not hard to see why this luxurious spa hotel is one of the best spa breaks in North Yorkshire.

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The Parsonage Hotel and Spa, York

Price: From £48 per person

Set in six acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and only just 15 minutes away from York city centre the Cloisters Spa at The Parsonage Hotel is home to five treatment rooms, a 16-metre indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, state-of-the-art leisure facilities, a sauna, steam room and aromatherapy salt room.

From using the leading British Spa brand Elemis and specialising in their ‘touch’ therapies to using OPI products for beauty treatments including featuring hand and foot treatments and St Tropez for spray tanning, Cloisters Spa’s highly qualified and knowledgeable therapists can offer luxury spa therapies that provide the ultimate experience of indulgence and tranquillity.

HLN TOP TIP: Your visit to The Parsonage Spa isn’t complete without time to enjoy afternoon tea at The Fat Abbot after your relaxation session

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The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa, Helmsley

Price: From £125 per person

Explore this Mediterranean oasis, tucked away in North Yorkshire. The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa is the epitome of a charming countryside retreat in the picturesque town of Helmsley. Whether you want to soak your feet in the foot spa or fancy sitting back and taking in the outdoor hot tub taking in the historical views of Helmsley Castle which complements the idyllic scenery, this is why Verbena is the best spa breaks in North Yorkshire.

With this chilly weather, we recommend booking the heat experience where you have a choice of spa features including a sauna, aromatherapy room, steam room and monsoon shower and dive into the steamy spa bath and heated swimming pool outside.

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Aldwark Manor Estate, York

Price: From £55 per person

Experience the finer things at Aldwark Manor Spa Hotel in North Yorkshire. Relax, rejuvenate and soothe away your worries at this peaceful countryside estate complete with beautifully landscaped gardens offering the ultimate exclusive spa break in North Yorkshire.

Using the finest ESPA products and with plenty of spa experiences to choose from, Aldwark’s treatments are tailored perfectly to you. We’re talking a hot stone massage, a marine mud wrap and marvellous manicures.

HLN TOP TIP: FYI, Aldwark Manor is opening their new spa in 2024 featuring relaxing spa facilities including indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pools (a stunning infinity pool outside) outdoor terrace, state-of-the-art treatment rooms, a relaxation room with a thermal suite including a Finnish sauna, bio sauna, tepidarium, salt steam room and experience showers.

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Smallshaw Farm Cottages and Spa, Sheffield

Price: From £65 per person

Surrounded by open fields with uninterrupted views of the moors, Smallshaw Farm Cottages are situated on the South Yorkshire/Peak District border, is a rural retreat from stresses in your life to relax, recharge and revitalise. Its facilities include steam rooms, saunas, foot spas, an aroma steam room, a relaxation room, a tropical experience shower and a Rasul mud room.

Outside there’s a decking area with stunning views across the countryside, outdoor furniture, swinging pods and an outdoor hot tub. Plus, there are three exquisitely designed treatment rooms (one of them a double treatment room perfect for couples) to experience the wonders of Temple Spa, Voya, Made For Life packages and the unique collection of facials/ scrubs and massages – you won’t be disappointed.

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Titanic Spa, Huddersfield

Price: From £45 per person

If you are searching for luxury spa breaks in West Yorkshire, then look no further than award winning spa, Titanic Spa. Combing a passion for beauty and wellness with a desire to protect the world we live in; this proudly named the UK’s first Eco-Spa is set amongst the majestic hills of the Pennines and is this beautifully restored 20th-century textile mill blends stunning architecture with a modern spa.

The only sinking you’ll be doing at Titanic Spa into hot outdoor spa baths and steam room. Here you can only expect the most luxurious treatments in a relaxed atmosphere. From a herbal infusion room to a crystal steam bath and a heated indoor swimming pool to a snow room, Titanic’s Heat and Ice Experience has something for everyone and will take you through a sensory journey to induce deep relaxation.

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And there we have our pick of some of the best spa hotels in Yorkshire.

As you can see North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and South Yorkshire are home to luxury spa breaks that have a lot of unique, modern and luxurious treatments to get you feeling 100% again. 

If you do go ahead with booking one of these spa breaks, here’s our guide to things to do in York this winter. 

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