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Where to go and what to do on a spa break in Knowsley

The Merseyside village on the outskirts of Liverpool is a quiet residential destination with hidden depths and perfect positioning for rest, relaxation and exploration.

What to do in and around Knowsley

Once a peppering of small villages in the Lancashire countryside, the Knowsley that we know today has a collective history dating back to 650 AD. It retains a character reminiscent of pre-war England, and has been the ancestral home of the Earls of Derby (the Stanley family), who have resided at Knowsley Hall for six centuries. The area lends itself to a getaway that allows you to explore both cities and countryside, within easy reach of Liverpool as well as more rural activities. Here are just a few ideas to set you on your spa journey.

Visit Knowsley Hall

Knowsley Hall is a Grade II stately home that is often described as a hidden gem in the North West of England. Now home to the 19th Earl and Countess of Derby, it is full of impressive works of art, exquisite interiors, cherished antique furniture and surrounded by the most delightful Capability Brown inspired gardens. They host seasonal events that are a unique experience to behold, with a calendar of open air theatre and guided tours that bring history and culture to life.

Explore Knowsley Safari Park

Welcoming visitors for over 50 years, Knowsley Safari Park features a spectacular five mile safari drive, foot safari, events and talks on a wide variety of animals, not to mention seasonal events for all ages. Visitors delight in the Baboon Bus so you can see the baboons up close without worrying they will run off with the car aerial, as well as seeing lions, rhino, zebra and more while someone else does the driving.

Hike in Stadt Moers Country Park

Covering more than 220 acres of land between Whiston and Huyton, Stadt Moers Country Park features meadow, woodland and pond habitats amongst a network of footpaths. With routes for all abilities, the park has been an ambitious project in the heart of Knowsley to transform formerly derelict land into the largest area of public open space in the Borough. Named after Knowsley's twin town of Moers in Germany, the park is divided into four 'areas', each with a different character - go for a walk or join Site Rangers for a programme of education sessions and public events throughout the year.

Where to stay on a spa break in and around Knowsley

A trip to Knowsley is a great opportunity to take the time to rest and relax, staying locally and using it as a base to explore the surrounding area. Visit with friends, partners or family, with day spas and spa hotels in and around the area that offer something for everyone.

Chill Out Spa, Knowsley

In a former Victorian farm building, the Chill Out Spa is a complete day spa experience set in the depths of Knowsley Estate at Stanley Grange. It features a Lagoon hot tub, six treatment rooms, a tranquillity lounge and a finishing touches salon, and offers therapies from ESPA and Thalgo. Complete your visit with lunch, snacks and smoothies in the Chill Out Bistro, and leave feeling fully rested.

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Ruskin Boutique Spa, St Helens

Not far from Knowsley, the Ruskin Boutique Spa in St Helens is another day spa that invites you to relax and unwind in contemporary style. Purpose-built, it's complete with a sauna, steam room and a relaxation room, as well as five treatment rooms including four singles and one couples suite. There's a beauty room for all your manicure and pedicure needs, and it's surrounded by 30 acres of landscaped grounds, which set the scene for R&R.

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Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool

In Liverpool’s Georgian neighbourhood, Hope Street Hotel is a four-star hotel offering boutique, luxury experiences. Achingly romantic and super stylish, it's a fusion of chic urban style and exquisite downtime. Stay in Rooftop Suites with their own spa baths on the terrace, dine in The London Carriage Works restaurant and enjoy an immaculately designed spa and thermal journey in the spa. A favourite feature is the 15-metre pool with underwater music as well as their courtyard vitality pool.

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The Municipal Hotel & Spa - MGallery, Liverpool

In an iconic building that was once the home of Liverpool City Council, visitors to The Municipal Hotel find a luxurious hotel that honours the city's heritage whilst celebrating modern style and hospitality. A spectacular hotel with awe-inspiring features at every turn, it's set to be loved by anyone looking for a luxury hotel experience whether it's a getaway with friends or a romantic trip. Enjoy drinks under vast glass ceilings and massive palm trees in the Palm Court Bar, sleep with views of the city, and swim in bubbling beauty of the Thermae Spa.

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