See the very best spas from the Victorian spa town of Harrogate to the Northumberland coast.
Welcome to the North East
If being pampered and pummelled while surrounded by nature’s bountiful beauty is your thing, chose a spa in the North East and you will not be disappointed. In fact, the region has one of the highest concentration of Five Bubble Luxury beauties, from Asian-inspired Seaham Hall on the Durham Coast to the three floors of spa heaven at Rudding Park in high-end Harrogate.
Countryside lovers will adore The Swinton Country Club & Spa, set on the 200-acre estate, home to 120 fallow deer; sink into side-by-side freestanding baths at Nadarra Spa at The Coniston and admire views of the Yorkshire Dales - all rolling hills with a dramatic lake at the centre.
The home of Anthony Gormley’s Angel of the North
Newcastle and Durham have set the bar high for stylish city living, while the area also offers the ultimate escape to England’s least populated county, Northumberland. Famed for its wide and, often, deserted sandy beaches and protected moorlands; its national park - the northernmost in the UK - offers 400 square miles of woodland, hiking tracks and squeaky clean rivers.
Ocean lovers can wander the 62-mile Northumberland Coast Path – from Cresswell in the south to Berwick-upon-Tweed in the north – dotted with dramatic castles, pretty seaside towns and bracing clifftops.