The locals may or may not want to wear them, but Scottish spas are far from pants
Welcome to Scotland
All bag pipes and no trousers, spas in Scotland are sure to leave you feeling lighter, brighter and bonnier. Golf plays a big part here with St Andrews, The Old Course Hotel and Gleneagles all championing great spas in hotels set on – or swinging distance from – championship golf courses.
The spa at Gleneagles wins points for both style and substance with everything from cupping to Cranial therapy on the menu, don’t leave St Andrews Spa without taking a stroll on stunning Sands Beach. City spa-ing is done with flair at One Spa at the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh’s city centre, while the Old Course Hotel welcomes the first Kohler Water’s Spa outside of the US.
What makes it different?
With its craggy landscapes, majestic lochs and historic castles, Scotland has been dealt a pretty good hand when it comes to scenery. Add some of the world’s best golf courses, cultural cities and fresh bounty, and you’ve got a first-class destination for a spa break.
Go on a hunt for the Loch Ness Monster, sip a wee dram in front of a crackling fire or try your hand at wild swimming on the beautiful coastline. Chillier temperatures don’t dampen the spirits of the locals, who are warm and welcoming whatever the weather.