A historic region of north east England, famed for its cathedral city of Durham, County Durham is a spa destination that brings visitors wellness combined with natural rural beauty and ancient intrigue.
Spa days in County Durham can be enjoyed in 21st century luxury at country house hotels as grand as Rockliffe Hall. Widely reputed to be one of the best spas in the north east following extensive renovations in 2017, it includes a particularly wonderful spa garden. Then again, there is also the brand new Ramside Hall Hotel. It is an adult only spa, and like Rockliffe Hall, it is perfect for romantic spa breaks for couples, as well as hen parties and getaways with friends.
For those looking for a mid week treat or a spa break on a budget on the other hand, Durham offers plenty of variety. Offering superb standards and cost efficiency, take a peek at Bannatyne Durham, which makes relaxation easily accessible on a whim.
Spa breaks in Darlington are also popular. Here, Bannatyne extends its nationwide reach, but it is also the home to Hall Garth Hall, providing an ideal space for family friendly relaxation. It also offers activities that take you outside into the wider beauty of the area with its own nine-hole golf course.
Taking you further into the countryside, Manor House Hotel is a spa hotel in West Auckland, and a former hunting lodge that’s brimming with character. An ideal spa gift for a loved one, this former haunt of Henry VIII has kept many of its original features such as stone fireplaces. These are offset by its elegant spa facilities, which add a real sense of romance, particularly when coupled with the scenic rolling Dales.