Luxury wellness holidays and retreats in the United Kingdom
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Best months to visit
April - End of September are the warmest months, packed with plenty of festivals and events, and more opportunities to get out in nature during drier days. While spring and autumn aren’t quite as warm as the summer months, they provide a chance to explore the UK with fewer crowds.
In the far-reaching corners of this geographically small destination are a world of luxury wellness retreats and experiences to discover, from the soft, sandy beaches of Cornwall all the way up to the rugged mountainous landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. In between are some of the UK's best national parks, perfect for hikes, kayaking holidays and opportunities to soak up scenery. The Lake District is England's beloved lakeland region with the best spa breaks at lodges with private hot tubs and Michelin star dining. Meanwhile, the quintessential British countryside in the Yorkshire Dales is home to one of our favourite luxury hotels for transformative wellness retreats in fitness, mindfulness and overall wellbeing. Venture up to the north for a unique wilderness retreat surrounded by the restorative powers of nature and Scotland’s unparalleled landscapes.
Top places to visit in the UK for health & wellness
Luxury in the Lake District
Nothing says relaxation quite like a luxury spa experience with private hot tub, all set in the serenity of England’s famous Lake District. Gilpin Lakehouse, with its secluded location and expansive natural surroundings, is the ultimate in luxury wellness retreats. Your experience includes meals from the Michelin Star restaurant, HRiSHi, to create a truly indulgent stay at this must-see destination.
Back to nature in the Scottish Highlands
The richly abundant wildlife of the Scottish Highlands will leave you in no doubt as to why Scotland is widely considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Dramatic landscapes formed of rugged mountains meet some of the UK’s best beaches, such as Achmelvich and Sandwood Bay- picturesque coves edged with sparkling turquoise waters where you can spot dolphins and seals playing among the waves.
The Yorkshire Dales
Embodying the quintessential idea of the British countryside, the Yorkshire Dales is a haven of lush greenery, rolling hills and windswept valleys. Its natural beauty is beaten only by its rich character, for this is a region richly steeped in cultural heritage. Visit its traditional English villages for a local pint after a day spent exploring its caves, hills, and the waterfall walks at Ingleton and Aysgarth.
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Shinrin-yoku: The ancient Japanese art of forest bathing
Submerge yourself in the deep tranquility of the forest at Torlum Wood as you practice the ancient Japanese art of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing. The healing powers of nature can have a profound calming effect, reducing stress and distancing your troubles through self-guided meditation.
Foraging in the Cairngorms
What could be a more rewarding way to connect with nature than foraging for food? Embrace the wilderness lifestyle and discover wellness in its most fundamental form as you learn about the unique health benefits of the flora and fauna in the UK’s largest national park.
Hiking in the Lake District
England’s largest national park is home to its highest mountain, Scafell Pike, its deepest lake, Wastwater, and all the incredible views in between, making it the perfect location to head off the beaten track and go for a peaceful hike. Complete your day with a boat ride across one of the tranquil lakes- our experience at Gilpin Lake House offers complimentary passes for Lake Windermere.