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Spas that are fit for a kings and queens

Wellbeing and pampering that’s fit for royalty

For the official start of the King’s Coronation, we took a look at some of the spas that have royal history, heritage and links, for wellbeing and pampering that’s fit for kings and queens.

Spas with royal history

From the Tudors to the Victorians, London to Durham, the royals have travelled up and down the country staying in cosy inns and magnificent country houses. Here are a few favourites.

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Tudor times at Spread Eagle Hotel and Spa, Sussex

This warm and welcoming inn and spa hotel hosted Elizabeth I in 1591. It is an event that has been commemorated in the naming of their Queen’s Suite. Complete with a four-poster bed, Tudor Rose embroidery and an intact 15th-century wig closet, it’s a superbly characterful and romantic suite that references the past. Also getting in on the act however have been a number of other famous, and infamous, historic figures including Guy Fawkes.

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The Grove

Victorian vibes at The Grove, Hertfordshire

Partying like it’s 1846, The Grove once played host to the house parties of the longest reigning monarch before our own Elizabeth II, Queen Victoria. Other house guests included Edward VII, Horace Walpole and Lord Palmerston. Its location within easy access of London made The Grove the ideal destination for a weekend jaunt. On that note, not much has changed then really. Today it’s still a favourite playground for the rich and famous with golf, spa and superb food amongst its prized features.

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Dukes and Duchesses at Hilton London Syon Park, London

On an estate frequented by Catherine of Aragon, next to a house built by the child-king Edward VI, then given to the Duke of Northumberland’s family by Elizabeth I, the Hilton hotel is a contemporary extension of a longstanding luxurious tradition. These days, the history-changing family feuds are kept to a minimum, and while you might not inherit the kingdom along with the house, hotel guests enjoy access to the awe inspiring gardens of the estate when they visit.

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Royal retreat at Manor House Hotel - County Durham

A former hunting lodge that catered to the most demanding of kings, the boutique hotel spa retains many of its original architectural features and cosy style. That includes the Knight’s Hall – an event space decked with panelled walls and latticed windows. Today the spa hotel is less about hunting and more about chilling out. However, never one to be forgotten, the indomitable king is ever present, these days in the form of a replica of his regalia in the reception area of the hotel.

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