Looking for ways to kick back and unwind? We’ve picked out five of the best luxury spas all within a stone’s throw of Manchester that make for the perfect spring escape.

Live in luxury at Mottram Hall in Cheshire

Set within 270 acres of landscaped gardens, this listed building has a brand new £10 million Champneys Spa. It’s the closest on this list to Manchester, so you could pop down for a single treatment, such as a tension-melting massage or a radiance-boosting facial. There’s also alternative medicine, including hypnotherapy, reflexology, and reiki. Or from £79, you could have a full spa day, which includes a complimentary lunch. The estate’s other leisure amenities include an 18-hole championship golf course and a FIFA accredited football pitch.

Wilmslow Road, Mottram, Cheshire, SK10 4QT, Tel: 01625 828135
Book a sustainable escape at the Titanic Spa in Colne Valley

A pioneer of sustainability in the industry, this multi-award-winning destination aims to take care of its guests and the environment. This expertly restored Edwardian textile mill has a wide range of treatments available in 20 bespoke rooms. Standouts include body scrubs, wraps, and a private mud chamber. From £159pp, you can enjoy an overnight break, which includes meals and a ‘heat and ice experience’. The luxury apartments feature all mod cons, and many have a balcony offering panoramic views of the surrounding Pennines.

Low Westwood Lane, Linthwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5UN, Tel: 01484 843544
Get truly pampered at The Swan Hotel in Lake District

Just south of Lake Windemere is this charming 17th century building which overlooks rolling hills and the River Leven. The venue’s ‘Pamper Hamper’ break (£388) is for two people for two nights. It includes a bottle of prosecco on arrival and one spa treatment each. Treatments include eye lifting/firming and Swedish massage. You will also have full use of the leisure facilities – including the indoor pool, gym, steam room, and sauna. And if that’s not enough, you’ll also receive a unique gift to take home.


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The Colonnade, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8NB , Tel: 015395 31681
Indulge in water treatments at the historic Buxton Crescent

The Buxton area has a 2000-year history as a spa destination. This magnificent hotel was built in the Georgian Era, so the nobility could ‘take the waters’ at the local mineral spring. After a major refurbishment lasting several years, the hotel reopened in late 2020 under the Ensana brand. Day packages start at £99 and include full use of the facilities, lunch, and your choice of treatment. Unsurprisingly, many of the treatments are centred around water, and include CO2 infusion mineral baths and underwater jet massages.

The Crescent, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 6BH , Tel: 01298 808 999
Take a dip in the relaxation pool at Cumbria's Brimstone Spa

This venue is part of the Langdale Estate – a sprawling holiday resort featuring a 4 star hotel and 5 star chalets. From £250, you can enjoy a ‘Just Relax Visit’, which includes all the things you’d expect from a luxury break. You can submerge yourself in the relaxation pool, recover with a ‘thermal experience’, and visit the exclusive deli – and for an extra £150, you can add two luxury therapies. The Spa even has its own bespoke product range – Pure Alchemy – which uses natural ingredients from the Lake District.

Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JD, Tel: 015394 38062
Bask in glorious Lancashire countryside at Woodland Spa

Named ‘Best UK Hotel Spa’ in the Good Spa Guide Awards in 2022 and 2023 and set in 100 acres of stunning countryside, the Woodland Spa is a peaceful oasis set within Crow Wood Leisure Complex.

Offering both traditional and innovative therapeutic cosmetic and relaxation treatments, a range of day spa packages are available for you to choose from, which include the use of all the facilities, including pool, steam room and jacuzzi, while some options also include meals from the 2 Rosette spa restaurant.

The Woodland Spa also has a terrace bar which offers drinks and tapas for those not looking for a full meal, while guests are welcome to extend their stay by staying overnight in the luxury Crow Wood Hotel.


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Crow Wood Leisure, Royle Lane, Burnley BB12 0RT
City centre rejuvenation at RE:TREAT

The Lowry Hotel invites visitors to ‘find peace and serenity in a haven escape’ in the heart of the city. The hotel’s dedicated luxury spa, RE:TREAT, offers the latest in wellness technologies, including cryotherapy, VR, meditation pods and sensory deprivation.

There is also an array of classes for anyone seeking zen, ranging from yoga to guided meditation and sound healing, while The Lowry’s River Restaurant offers sumptuous fine dining for anyone looking to really treat themselves.

50 Dearmans Pl, Salford M3 5LH
Mon 20 Nov
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