16 Decadent Spa Days in Yorkshire

Yorkshire Spas – there are some fabulous spa hotels in Yorkshire, many I have been lucky enough to visit.  I have separated my list into four sections; spa days North Yorkshire, spa days South Yorkshire, spa days West Yorkshire and spa days East Yorkshire.  

What I found was that the majority of luxury spa hotels in Yorkshire are in North Yorkshire, with West Yorkshire a close second.

Many of the spa hotels mentioned do spa breaks as well as spa days, so look at each hotels website for special offers and deals.  


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Swinton Country Club and Spa North Yorkshire

10 Swinton Rd, Swinton, Ripon HG4 4JH

For luxury spa breaks in Yorkshire, it does not come any better than the Swinton Country Club and Spa.   It boasts an 18 metre indoor pool, hydrotherapy pool,  a classic steam room and aroma steam room as well as a Finnish sauna.  There is also the below stunning outdoor natural pool and cedar hot tub.

It’s definitely one of my favourite, if not my favourite spa in Yorkshire! 

From their website: The multi-million pound Swinton Country Club & Spa is a new concept for UK spas. Spacious, contemporary and reflecting every bit of its 20,000-acre environment and Yorkshire heritage: the experience being world class.  Relaxing spaces, stunning facilities, inspired dining, outdoor activities and spa treatment expertise ensures a memorable experience for spa days, spa breaks and country club activities.

Read our full review of a recent trip to Swinton Country Park and Spa.


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The Grand, York Hotel and Spa

Station Rise, York YO1 6GD

I have visited the spa at The Grand, York a few times now and always enjoy it.  The facilities include a good sized pool, large jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. 

There is also a nice relaxation room with four beds and magazines to read.  A full menu of treatments are available in the treatment rooms.  They also offer an excellent value Spa and Afternoon Tea package. 

Click here for my full review of The Grand, York Spa.


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The pool area at The Grand, York


No.1 York

1 Clifton, York YO30 6AA

There are a lovely relaxed treatment rooms as well as a relaxation rooms at No.1 York.   We visited recently and tried out their ‘Lessen your Stress’ pamper ritual.

Down in the warm, cocooning calm of our spa under the arches, you’ll find our down-to-earth treatment rooms with instantly soothing vibes, including one for shared rituals and an elegantly rustic relaxation room.

You’ll also find our skilled therapists with a passion for wellness who are there to listen to your needs and tailor treatments to address them.

We have visited and reviewed the Spa at No.1 York here on our sister site.


No 1 York Spa


Rockliffe Hall, on the North Yorkshire/County Durham Border

Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2DU

We recently stayed at the fabulous Rockliffe Hall and had a great session in their spa.  They have a large swimming pool as well as a large hydro-therapy pool that is available to day spa guests and hotel guests alike.  However, they also have an exclusive ‘Spa Garden’ that even the hotel guests need to pay separately for.  This has an outdoor, heated infinity pool, outdoor hot tub and a large sauna with a fabulous glass wall that gives a fantastic view of the grounds beyond.  There are heated loungers as well as a relaxation area. 

Click through for my full review of the Rockliffe Hall Spa.


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Rockliffe Hall


Feversham Arms and Verbena Spa North Yorkshire

1-5 High St, Helmsley, York YO62 5AG

The Verbena Spa at the Feversham Arms has to be one of my favourite Yorkshire spas.  They have an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a heat experience area with aromatherapy room and steam room etc.  They also have the most luscious relaxation area, with huge squishy sofas where you can sit and relax post-pamper.  The hotel itself is lovely and if you turn your spa day into a spa break then I would very much recommend it.   They do a splendid afternoon tea too!  If you sign up to their email list they email special monthly offers and deals, so that is worth doing. Ideal luxury spa breaks Yorkshire.

From their website: The Verbena Spa relaxation lounge is defined by plump cushions, sofas you sink into, and views across the south facing terrace garden.  The spa houses six single treatment rooms and one couples room, in which guests can experience a tandem therapy, perfect for couples or ladies who would like to have a chat whilst they’re pampered.


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Outdoor hot tub at Feversham Arms, Helmsley


Rudding Park Spa North Yorkshire

Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

The Spa at Rudding Park has fairly recently opened.  They have a beautifully serene looking indoor pool, juniper log sauna, spectacular looking steam room, foot spas, an outdoor roof terrace pool and a very modern looking state-of-the-art relaxation room with huge screen (presumably show calming scenes rather than Moana for example!).  

From their website: A privately owned luxury hotel, Rudding Park has 90 bedrooms, a spa, two restaurants and a kitchen garden, private cinema, two golf courses and conference and events space. Set in 300 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland, Rudding Park is one of the most beautiful Harrogate hotels.


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Rudding Park Spa Relaxation Room


Aldwark Manor, North Yorkshire

Aldwark Manor has a lovely little spa that I have visited many times over the years.  In more recent times it has felt in need of modernisation, being a little dated.  However, the hotel has recently been sold and a multi million pound refurbishment plan is in place to bring the hotel and spa back to its former glory – watch this space for a review after the changes!

Our review of Aldwark Manor Spa before the update.


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Aldwark Manor Spa Pool


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Titanic Spa, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

Low Westwood Ln, Linthwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5UN

Spa breaks Yorkshire – Titanic Spa does spa breaks as well as spa days.  Here you will find their Titanic Heat & Ice Experience, Club Titanic, Salt Regulated Swimming Pool, Hydrozone, Poolside Sauna and Steam Room, Outdoor Hot Tub and Relaxation Lounge.

We visited recently and was really impressed by the size and scale of Titanic Spa.  It’s large with lots of good quality experiences.  A perfect spa to visit as a group or for a hen weekend.

Read our full review of Titanic Spa here.


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Photo courtesy of the Titanic website


Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Thorpe Park Hotel and Spa is located just off the M1 on the York side of Leeds.  It has an excellent spa with large swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam.  There is lots of seating both inside and out around the pool and the relaxation room is excellent.  Don’t be put off by the hotel exterior, it’s definitely worth a visit. 

See my full review of Thorpe Park Spa here.


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The pool at Thorpe Park Hotel Spa.


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Oulton Hall Spa West Yorkshire

Rothwell Ln, Oulton, Leeds LS26 8HN

Oulton Hall Spa is part of the Q Hotels range.  With an Indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Steam room you will have everything you need.  Not as decadent as some of the other spas but you can often get very good offers and cheap deals here.

From their website: Situated within the spectacular surrounds of Oulton Hall, the spa facilities within this grand hotel make it one of the finest spas in Yorkshire. Book a spa break today and unwind in this tranquil haven, you won’t be disappointed at what awaits. Located within 15 minutes of Leeds City Centre, the treatments available at Oulton Hall will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated – whether you opt for a traditional facial or a contemporary stone massage.


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Wood Hall Spa West Yorkshire

Trip Ln, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4JA

A smaller, more intimate place for a spa day in Yorkshire.  Wood Hall Spa has two treatment rooms an indoor swimming pool and spa pool and a Steam room.  They use Elemis, Jessica Nails and more leading spa brands

From their website: For a hotel which is set in the most stunning location, Wood Hall’s compact spa is designed to create the perfect space for well-being and calm. We offer a variety of indulgent Elemis face and body treatments and classic manicures and pedicures, all carried out by our team of therapists.


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Owston Hall Spa South Yorkshire

Owston Ln, Doncaster DN5 0LP

The photos of the pool and jacuzzi area look nice at Owston Hall

From their website: Built within our luxury hotel are our Leisure Facilities comprising of State of the Art Gym, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi and Steam Room. Whether it’s a vigorous work out your looking for or a tranquil dip in our Jacuzzi then our leisure facilities are perfect for you.


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Credit: Ben Harrison Photography


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The Spa at the Oaks, Spa East Yorkshire

Long Ln, York YO42 4PW

The Spa at the Oaks is a little bit off the beaten track, but one I am curious to try.  It has its own pool, whirlpool jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

From their website: The relaxing sanctuary of the pool area offers a wide range of facilities to take away your stresses and strains. Why not start with a leisurely dip in our dramatic stainless steel swimming pool. Unwind in the soothing whirlpool then relax in the sauna, steam or aroma rooms. Complete your wind down with a visit to the poolside relaxation room where heated water beds await.


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Sessions Spa, Beverley, East Yorkshire

The Sessions House, New Walk, Beverley HU17 7AE

From the Sessions Spa website: Discover luxurious beauty treatments, rejuvenating spa experiences and expert hair care in the heart of historic Beverley.  The setting looks stunning.

Sink into a world of complete relaxation and serenity with our range of indulgent spa packages and beauty treatments. Escape the stresses of everyday life as our expert therapists work their magic, making you feel revitalised and rejuvenated. Our team understand the importance of looking after your well-being for both the mind and the body. That’s why, through years of experience, our expert therapists have acquired the most nourishing and enriching processes to leave our clients feeling invigorated.


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Driffield Spa East Yorkshire

46 Market place The Bell Hotel, Driffield YO25 6AN

Driffield Spa boasts and hydrotherapy pool, saunarium, Rasul chamber, and heat and water suite.

From their website: Unwind and get away from all the constraints and pressures with a revitalising residential spa break or self-indulgent day at our luxurious health spa in East Yorkshire.

We expect to improve your health, well-being and physical condition by the traditional use of water, heat, massage and treatments.  

For an example of their ‘Deluxe Spa Days’:

“Enjoy a full day of relaxation and treat yourself to everything at Driffield Spa. Start your day by sitting back and enjoying a tea and scone on arrival in our spa viewing area. You will then be taken to our room of bubbles for 45 exclusive use of the super spa and time in our mud rasul for a full body exfoliation. Tuck into a delicious light lunch in the comfort of your own private spa day room. Relax with 2 hours use of our pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. After all that finish off with a relaxing one hour treatment in the serenity of one of our treatment rooms. (Treatments included are: Full body massage, luxury facial, a half an half (back, neck and shoulder massage and facial) or a deluxe manicure or pedicure)”


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Please let me know where you think the best spas in Yorkshire are?