Luxurious afternoon teas and romantic country retreats, from Manchester to Merseyside, the Peak District to the Yorkshire Dales, the North West of England is characterised by dramatic landscapes and diverse cities that have attracted tourists in all their leisure and entertainment-seeking forms for years.
In recent years, The Mere Golf and Spa Resort has been staking its claim for the title of best spa in the North West complete with all the space and facilities to make it a beautiful destination for a hotel break with friends or family. Another one of the best spa hotels simply has to be Rookery Hall - a superbly romantic destination within a short distance of one of Cheshire’s best known race courses.
Meanwhile, North West spa days at the likes of The Spa at The Midland offer an almost unrivalled city spa experience, decadent afternoon teas at the likes of Armathwaite Hall are a treat, and breaks at the exquisite Ribby Hall in Lancashire are amongst luxury spas in the North West that exemplify the best spa experiences.
That said, North West Spa offers range in pricing and opportunities, and there's always something available for a spur of the moment treat in the middle of the week. Spa hotel breaks at the likes of Appleby Manor Hotel and Garden Spa, set against a backdrop of the Cumbrian countryside are a joy whether visiting with a partner or a group of friends.
Of course there is no better opportunity for time together than mother and daughter spa days, and the likes of contemporary city hotel, The Lowry in Manchester, which offers some of the most spectacular and effective treatments. Then again, a retreat at the superb Langdale Hotel and Spa in the Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is everything you could ask for from a romantic escape. The North West is most definitely your spa oyster!