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The Best Spa Hotels In Scotland

Based on original article written by Linda Jackson

Feel the need to escape to for a spa pick-me-up? Here are a few ideas for great Spa Breaks in Scotland to work on your mind, body and soul in blissful luxurious surroundings

A spa break is often seen as one of life's little luxuries... being pampered with massage or facial treatments and enjoying a glass of prosecco and a light lunch at a smart hotel. But there's more to visiting a spa than just relaxation and personal pampering. From softer, toned skin to improvements in your health, the benefits of a health spa break are considerable. And, unlike a visit to the doctor, a spa break is a very enjoyable way to spend time with partner or friends relaxing and recharging in style.

With Scotland's top spa hotels now featuring the best in spa treatments and facilities combined with serene atmosphere and wonderful cuisine, taking a spa break in Scotland is a truly enjoyable activity. It is worth remembering that relaxation is not simply a state of mind. It is a key element in health and well being. By taking a Scottish spa break, spending more time relaxing, pampering yourself and reducing your stress levels, really can reduce the chance of ill health and improve your well being for the years ahead.

So here are a few ideas for a luxury spa break in Scotland, an opportunity to escape to a top Scottish spa hotel for a wellbeing weekend and pampering toe-curling spa treatments in some of the best hotels in Scotland.

Cocoon yourself in One Spa at the Sheraton Edinburgh Hotel in the heart of historical Edinburgh. Enjoy a Scottish spa break with friends (and some great golf) at The Old Course Gof & Spa resort in St Andrew. You’ll find the following Scottish spa break locations have atantalising choice of relaxing therapies.


One Spa at Edinburgh Sheraton
One Spa

Head for the Serail Mud Chamber, it’s a One Spa Signature treatment. This is fun to take with friends, and up to three friends can enjoy the muddy experience with you.

You might resemble a terracotta warrior after you’ve applied earth, chalk and mud over your body and face, but you’ll find it a surprisingly rejuvenating yet relaxing experience in the herb-infused warm room.

Not to be missed is a studio class at One Spa. You’ll find everything from yoga and Pilates to high intensity circuit training taking place in a trendy studio where ambient lighting changes the mood according to activity - from calm relaxation to up-tempo energy.



The Spa at Trump Turnberry
The Spa at Trump Turnberry

Sitting in an elevated position on the rugged Ayrshire coast in southwest Scotland, the Trump Turnberry Resort not only offers spectacular views over the Irish Sea, to the island of Arran, the Mull of Kintyre, and of Ailsa Craig (a huge volcanic plug sitting nine miles offshore), but also an award-winning Spa.

Although the resort is renowned for being a playground for lovers of the outdoor life, no-one can fail to love the indoor life offered by the Spa at Trump Turnberry - at the centre of which is a 65ft indoor swimming pool with floor to ceiling windows offering breathtaking ocean views. This is a spa haven where you can unwind with a mind and body ritual, a hot stone massage, an intensive facial; an ultimate body wrap, plus lots more. For fitness fanatics there’s also a choice of exclusive Lifestyle Programmes including personal fitness evaluation, personalised training session and a body toner programme.



Kohler Spa at Old Course Hotel
Kohler Waters Spa

Discover a selection of spa experiences from a ‘Highland Fling’ water treatment to an ‘Intensive Pro-Lift Firming Facial’ at the Old Course Hotel at St Andrews.

Whether you go alone, with the girls, or with the love of your life, you’ll enjoy the therapeutic benefits of water at Kohler Waters Spa, one of Europe’s most advanced concepts in total wellbeing.

It’s pretty impressive: there’s a 20m swimming pool with a cascading waterfall, personal trainers and wellbeing consultants, a fabulous rooftop hot tub, and a signature Thermal Suite - a water sanctuary for men and women offering three distinct water experiences.



The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa
The Marcliffe Spa

Set in beautiful wooded grounds on the western fringe of Aberdeen, The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa is a small privately-owned boutique hotel with a big spa menu.

At this elegant retreat there’s a surprising choice of pampering treatments, ranging from Balneotherapy Baths; Lip Blooming; and Heavenly Honey Body Scrubs, to Tranquillity Ritual Treatments; CoffeeBerry® Lunchtime Yoga Facials; and a 4-hour Ultimate Tranquillity Package including a Champagne Spa Light Lunch.



The Spa at Gleneagles
The Spa at Gleneagles

Sitting in 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, just one hour’s drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, The Gleneagles Hotel boasts one of the most luxurious destination spas in the world - The Spa by ESPA, offering a huge range of treatments for both men and women.

There are Advanced Signature treatments, Ayurvedic inspired treatments, super-active facials, body massages, ultimate body wraps, body specific treatments, special treatments for men; the Oriental Influence, and plenty of finishing touches.

This serene multi award-winning Spa is the ultimate indulgent experience.



Not all Luxury Scotland properties are blessed with spa facilities comparable to the likes of The Gleneagles Hotel but a beautician can be arranged, if required, at the Crinan Hotel in Argyll and at the Hotel du Vin in Glasgow; while Boath House, a luxury hotel near Inverness, does offer Aveda treatments in its small spa.

Hopefully these Scottish spa break suggestions and wellbeing holiday ideas will help you burst into life and allow your mind, body and soul to enjoy the luxury spa break in Scotland they justly deserve.


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