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Top 14 Wellness Retreats in the United Kingdom

A wellness retreat isn’t necessarily an indulgence, although it might feel that way. It’s the perfect opportunity to enhance your well-being both mentally and physically, allowing you to invest in yourself. In the United Kingdom, you’ll find some of the world’s best, including these hotels with something for everyone in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

England

Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa - Keswick, England Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa
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Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa - Keswick, England

Nestled among 400 acres of woodlands, Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa is set within a Victorian mansion and offers serene views overlooking Lake Bassenthwaite. Guests can enjoy swimming in the lake, mindful walks with alpacas, and even experiences led by the forest bathing specialist on-site who designs meditative journeys through the majestic oak trees and rhododendrons. A variety of pampering services is available at the spa, which includes wellness facilities like a pool, sauna, and hot tub. Other notable features on-site include a refined restaurant, brasserie, and a fireside lounge. Rooms and suites include antique-style furnishings, lake or garden views, and satellite TV.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with a pool, sauna, and hot tub

  • Forest bathing specialist on-site providing wooded walks

  • On-site eatery featuring local seasonal produce and Cumbrian specialties

Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa – Malmesbury, England Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa
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Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa – Malmesbury, England

The Whatley Manor is set in an 18th-century manor on 12 acres of gardens at the eastern end of the Cotswolds offering an exclusive experience to guests that comes complete with the Aquarias Spa. It has an indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool, salt scrub showers and thermal cabins for enjoying a steam grotto and sauna. Treatments can be enjoyed in a serial mud chamber, wave dream sensory room, and the Tepidarium. The world-class dining is what attracts many, including a two Michelin-starred restaurant. The rooms are all very spacious and include espresso coffee machines, smart radios, and TVs with DVD players.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with an indoor/outdoor hydrotherapy pool, steam grotto and sauna

  • Fitness center

  • Michelin-star dining on-site

Corinthia Hotel London - England Corinthia Hotel London
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Corinthia Hotel London - England

The swanky Corinthia Hotel offers a central location near popular Trafalgar Square with city skyline views. It has a 24-hour fitness center and a luxe, award-winning spa. ESPA Life features an indoor swimming pool, a vitality pool, an amphitheater sauna, 17 treatment rooms, a private spa suite, a nail bar, and a hair salon. There are multiple dining and drinking options, including the refined Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, helmed by a Michelin-starred chef. The impressive guest rooms include marble bathrooms with ESPA toiletries, and some have spectacular terraces too.

Key Amenities:

  • Award-winning spa with a full menu of treatments and beauty services

  • Indoor pool + a vitality pool

  • Excellent on-site dining, including the renowned Kerridge’s Bar & Grill

Bulgari Hotel & Residences - London, England Bulgari Hotel & Residences
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Bulgari Hotel & Residences - London, England

Bulgari Hotel & Residences is a popular base for those who want to enjoy high-end shopping with many boutiques nearby and Harrods right around the corner. Afterward, come back to take advantage of one of the most exclusive, and largest, spas in the city. It includes Turkish baths, ice showers, a swimming pool, a relaxation room with a fireplace, and multiple treatment rooms. The on-site Sette restaurant serves memorable Italian meals and in the lounge, enjoy coffee, drinks, cakes and pastries from the patisserie. Rooms include standard amenities like TVs, minibars, and Nespresso machines – if you book a suite, you’ll also get butler service.

Key Amenities:

  • Award-winning spa with a full menu of treatments and beauty services

  • Indoor pool + a vitality pool

  • Excellent on-site dining, including the renowned Kerridge’s Bar & Grill

The Gainsborough Bath Spa - Bath, England The Gainsborough Bath Spa
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The Gainsborough Bath Spa - Bath, England

Set in a historic Georgian-style building, The Gainsborough Bath Spa is a 5-star hotel that provides guests full access to its spa village. It’s the only hotel spa in Bath with access to the city’s natural thermal waters and includes three large thermal pools, one beneath a glass-roofed atrium, along with a steam room, saunas, and treatment rooms for indulging in a wide range of massages and Asian‑influenced therapies. Sophisticated dining is enjoyed at the on-site Gainsborough Restaurant, while the opulent rooms come with free minibars, Nespresso machines, and marble bathrooms with heated floors.

Key Amenities:

  • Three large thermal pools

  • Spa with massages and Asian-influenced therapies

  • Gainsborough Restaurant on-site

Cotswold House Hotel & Spa - Chipping Campden, England Cotswold House Hotel & Spa
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Cotswold House Hotel & Spa - Chipping Campden, England

Located in the heart of postcard-perfect Chipping Camden just steps from the ancient covered market and the Cotswold Way footpath, the Cotswold House Hotel & Spa promises a blissful getaway. There’s a lush garden at the back and a tranquil terrace for enjoying afternoon tea or an evening drink. At the spa, enjoy aromatic treatments that combine natural skincare remedies with homegrown flowers and herbs, along with a steam room and a hydrotherapy pool. Dining is a delight, with two restaurants on-site, one casual and the other more upscale, while the country-style rooms and suites come with satellite TVs, minifridges, and coffeemakers. One suite has its own private garden with a hot tub.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with a steam room and hydrotherapy pool

  • Multiple restaurants on-site

  • Suite with a private garden and hot tub available

Scarlet Hotel - Newquay, England Scarlet Hotel
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Scarlet Hotel - Newquay, England

Located atop the cliffs that overlook the golden sands of Mawgan Porth, Scarlet Hotel offers a tranquil adults-only escape with breathtaking ocean views and a spa with a romantic ambiance that includes cozy lounging nooks and lantern lighting along with serene pools, a steam room, and a menu of holistic treatments. From one of two log-fired hot tubs, you can soak with a view of the ocean. Plus, walking paths along the cliffs are right at the hotel’s doorstep. The on-site bar/restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a focus on modern European fare using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. All rooms have their own unique view, spread over five levels, most of which come with floor-to-ceiling glass that opens to a terraced area, and all come with luxurious robes, high-end aromatherapy toiletries, and under-floor heating.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with pools, a steam room, and holistic treatments

  • Clifftop log-fired hot tubs

  • Outstanding on-site dining featuring modern European fare

Scotland

Gleneagles Hotel - Auchterarder, Scotland Gleneagles
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Gleneagles Hotel - Auchterarder, Scotland

Gleneagles is famously home to three of Scotland’s best golf courses, but it also serves as the ultimate spa playground. Enjoy swimming in beautiful, crystal-clear rivers and hikes through misty glens before taking advantage of the lavish spa. It produces its own scrubs, oils, and balms derived from herbs and plants found on the estate and in the surrounding Perthshire countryside for treatments like the Anti Aging and Brightening Facials. Salon services are available and there are four restaurants on-site along with a coffee lounge, an art deco bar for afternoon tea, and a whisky bar. Some of the lavish rooms include balconies with golf course views and all come with flat-screen TVs and DVD players, minifridges, and coffeemakers.

Key Amenities:

  • 3 golf courses on-site

  • Luxurious spa and salon services

  • Multiple dining options + a whisky bar

Barnsley House - Cirencester, England Barnsley House
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Barnsley House - Cirencester, England

Barnsley House enjoys a tranquil setting in the countryside. It sits within a 17th-century building enveloped by gardens and includes a spa that’s nestled among the trees, designed to immerse guests in nature. It includes an outdoor hydrotherapy pool, views across the surrounding countryside, and indulgent treatments aimed at total relaxation. There are two dining venues on-site, The Potager and the Village Pub, while the elegant rooms feature garden views. High-end suites have separate living areas and additional parks like four-poster beds, fireplaces, and private gardens.

Key Amenities:

  • Outdoor hydrotherapy pool

  • Spa with a wooded setting

  • Multiple on-site dining options

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian - Edinburgh, Scotland Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian
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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh The Caledonian - Edinburgh, Scotland

Set in a beautiful former railway station, this five-star hotel opened in 1903 and sits in the heart of Edinburgh at the west end of Princes Street with many rooms offering picturesque views of Edinburgh Castle which is just over a 10-minute walk away. All come with luxe bedding, pillow menus, Nespresso machines, and flat-screen TVs. The spa is a highlight, complete with an indoor pool that overlooks the famous castle, a sauna, a steam room, whirlpool, and a two-floor gym. There are two fine dining restaurants serving dishes based on locally sourced Scottish ingredients and a bar with over 100 whiskies, while Peacock Alley offers afternoon tea.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with a sauna, steam room, and pool with a castle view

  • 2 fine dining restaurants

  • Afternoon tea & a bar with over 100 whiskies

Northern Ireland

Galgorm Resort – Antrium, Northern Ireland Galgorm Resort
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Galgorm Resort – Antrium, Northern Ireland

Galgorm Resort sits on 163 acres of parkland and has its own golf course while offering a 5-star spa experience. The elaborate spa has an extensive menu with everything from detox treatments to seaweed baths and hydrotherapy. It also hosts the Thermal Village which has an indoor pool, hot tub, and snow cabin. You’ll find a well-appointed gym and the Serenity Garden which has rushing water, cherry trees, and little log cabins with hot tubs for two. A wide variety of dining options include seafood, steaks, pizza, pasta, and Asian dishes. Nightly live music is hosted and in the Mulberry Garden, there is an open fire, pool table, and heated mosaic seats.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with an indoor pool, hot tub, and snow cabin

  • Wide variety of dining options on-site

  • Live music hosted nightly

Merchant Hotel - Belfast, Northern Ireland Merchant Hotel
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Merchant Hotel - Belfast, Northern Ireland

Located in the heart of the historic Cathedral Quarter in Belfast, the five-star Merchant Hotel occupies an art deco/Victoria building that was once a bank. Among its many amenities is a stunning luxury spa with a full range of treatments and hydrotherapy, as well as a spectacular rooftop hot tub for relaxing with a panoramic city view. It also hosts the only authentic jazz bar in the city, with live jazz offered every night of the week. The beautiful Victorian rooms and suites are all elegantly appointed with extra-spacious bathrooms. Some of the suites include fireplaces too.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooftop hot tub with a panoramic city view

  • Spa with a full range of pampering treatments

  • Live jazz seven nights a week

Wales

St. Brides Spa Hotel - Saundersfood, Wales St. Brides Spa Hotel
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St. Brides Spa Hotel - Saundersfood, Wales

Perched atop a headland, St. Brides boasts a magnificent sweeping view of Carmarthen Bay, nestled in the southeastern fringes of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, just a few miles north of the walled seaside resort town of Tenby. The spa is consistently ranked among the best in Wales, complete with a hydrotherapy infinity pool where you can enjoy the natural massage provided by jets and fountains as you gaze out at the bay. There are aroma steam rooms, an herbal rock sauna, a relaxation area, and a menu of decadent treatments like Irish seaweed-enriched VOYA and vinotherapy-based Caudalie. Dining includes casual beachside eateries and romantic meals at the Cliff Restaurant. Rooms include flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and some have furnished balconies with bay views.

Key Amenities:

  • Spa with a hydrotherapy pool

  • Fitness center

  • On-site dining with gorgeous bay views

Celtic Manor Resort - Newport, Wales Celtic Manor Resort
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Celtic Manor Resort - Newport, Wales

A renowned spa and golf resort, Celtic Manor hosts an award-winning spa with a variety of packages available and treatments aimed for facial, body, and sensory indulgence, including the Musclease treatment to boost energy levels. Private treatment rooms have soft ambient lighting, aromatic scents and luxurious electronic therapy couches, and there’s also a spectacular pool, sauna, and steam room. An array of dining and drinking options await, including Asian-inspired fare and award-winning signature steaks. The elegant rooms all include marble bathrooms, and some have balconies.

Key Amenities:

  • Award-winning spa on-site with a pool, sauna, and steam room

  • 3 championship golf courses

  • Multiple dining and drinking options available, including an award-winning steakhouse

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