The UK's most gorgeous spas to get away from it all

Thinking of booking a UK spa break? Let this be your inspiration... (Getty Images)
Thinking of booking a UK spa break? Let this be your inspiration... (Getty Images)

After a tough few years, and with foreign holidays difficult to organise, you might well be looking forward to unwinding at a UK spa break for your holiday this year. But where should you book? 

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Soho Farmhouse

You can't drink a green smoothie without elbowing a celebrity at this Oxfordshire outpost of the Soho House group - The Beckhams, Kate Moss and Alexa Chung are all fans. 

Borrow a bike to get around the 100 acre site, set near the famous Cotswolds villages of Chipping Norton and Great Tew, Soho Farmhouse is famed for its back-to-nature vibe - with all the comforts of town on tap, of course. 

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The Ned

Unwind in fashionable style at The Ned, London (Image @thenedlondon)
Unwind in fashionable style at The Ned, London (Image @thenedlondon)

Another branch of Soho House, but this time right in the City of London, The Ned has got to be one of the coolest spas in the UK. 

Unwind with a signature Cowshed massage, take a dip in the indoor and rooftop pools and refuel at one of the Ned's ten different restaurants. Bliss never felt so stylish! 

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Stoke Park

An evening dip at Stoke Park spa (Image @stokepark)
An evening dip at Stoke Park spa (Image @stokepark)

This luxurious spa and country club, set in a huge Buckinghamshire estate, is the place to come if you want an upmarket spa break - where you can drift away and imagine yourself as a member of the landed gentry. 

It's also a prime resort for golfers, if that happens to take your fancy. 

Please note, the spa is soon closing temporarily for refurbishment. 

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Rudding Park

Harrogate's Rudding Park offers a slice of heaven (Image @ruddingparkhotel)
Harrogate's Rudding Park offers a slice of heaven (Image @ruddingparkhotel)

Set in glorious grounds, this Harrogate spa has some of the most extensive and impressive spa facilities in the UK. 

There's a rooftop spa and garden with dozens of different areas to try, from a panoramic sauna to an oxygen pod, as well as a very photo-friendly hydrotherapy infinity pool. 

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Pennyhill Park

You can relax in beautiful surroundings in Pennyhill Park (Image @pennyhill_park)
You can relax in beautiful surroundings in Pennyhill Park (Image @pennyhillpark_spa)

Head to this Surrey spa to pamper yourself in 120 acres of Surrey parkland - including cocktails, the option to choose Michelin starred dining and over 20 thermal and relaxation spaces to explore. 

You can hit the gym, take a dip in the pretty outdoor pool or just enjoy the glorious grounds. 

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The Serenity Spa

An Asian theme inside the Seaham Hall Hotel and Serenity Spa. (Photo by: Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
The Serenity Spa at the Seaham Hall Hotel is filled with Asian influences (Getty Images)

This state-of-the-art spa at Seaham Hall, a boutique hotel in Country Durham, is the place to come for a true East-meets-West spa experience complete with a Hammam, an Asian herbal sanarium, a Eucalyptus steam room with amethyst crystal and much more. 

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Chewton Glen

Hampshire, UK - October 22, 2016: Chewton Glen is located in Hampshire and is know for its extensive, manicured grounds.
Chewton Glen in Hampshire boasts manicured grounds on the edge of the New Forest (Getty Images)

If you go down to the New Forest woods today, you're sure of a big treat if you book into this luxurious country house hotel and spa. Enjoy a glass of champagne by the big outdoor pool, or the light and airy indoor pool. 

Bonus jammy points if you are able to splash out on one of the famed treehouses, some of which come with a hot tub. Treetop heaven. 

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