This Saturday marks the annual celebration of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns's birthday and to show our appreciation for the Scottish bard, we want to tell you all about out brand new haggis massage… Only joking. We actually want to tell you about some of our favourite, most indulgent and picturesque places to relax in Scotland. Lads and lassies grab yourself a wee dram (though not if you’re doing Dry January) and take a look at our five favourite Spas from the land of the Scots…
Situated on the (bonnie, bonnie) banks of Loch Lomand the Carrick Club & Spa at Cameron House combines relaxation with invigorating personal training to help guests find a perfect balance inside and out. Located amid idyllic Scottish countryside, Carrick Club & Spa is peaceful, picturesque and - amazingly enough - man-friendly. Alongside spa days to help you relax, glow and get back to nature, the Main Man Spa Day provides everything from a deep muscle massage to a manly manicure and use of facilities including swimming pool, whirlpool spa, steam room and saunas.
Located in North Berwick on the East Coast of Scotland, Vital Spa at Macdonald Marine Hotel is the perfect place to swap the pressures of daily life for a bit of sea air (and maybe some pampering). Vital Spa offers a number of escape options to suit any lifestyle, including a Spoilt for Choice break for two (perfect for a weekend with the girls) or Babymoon Pamper Retreat (including an overnight stay and treatments for mummy and daddy). An Elemis spa with a team of expert staff, treatments at Vital Spa are of the highest standard and complemented by luxurious facilities including a hydro pool, rock sauna, bio sauna, aroma steam room and cold therapy room.
When you think of peace, calm and tranquillity, Scotland’s capital city might not be what first springs to mind. However, hidden away in the heart of beautiful, bustling Edinburgh lies Norton House Hotel and Spa, a sanctuary of relaxation designed to create a sense of warmth, security and luxury. When it comes to treatments and products, this spa is on the ball. Combining the latest research into health and beauty with traditional oils and therapies, Norton House offers guests a unique experience that is tailored specifically to individual lifestyle, circumstances on the day and how guests wish to feel. We wish to feel like Kate Moss please.
If it’s a room with a view you’re after it doesn’t get better than Sonas Spa at Isle of Mull Hotel and Spa. Located in a spectacular location overlooking Craignure Bay, guests can experience breath-taking views and once in a life-time sunsets from the comfort of the outdoor hot tub or indoor swimming pool. But it’s not just the views that keep guests coming back. The spa also offers state of the art facilities, a selection of Décleor spa and massage treatments and full range of traditional beauty treatments from waxing to pedicures.
The Caledonian - or ‘Caley’ as it’s known to locals - has recently undergone a £24 million re-launch, transforming it from Victorian railway hotel to part of the Waldorf Astoria group. Standing in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, the hotel is a striking site to behold and inside the view is just as impressive. A bit of Paris in Edinburgh, this Guerlain retreat emulates the elegance, glamour and luxury of its sibling spa on the Champs Elysees. Drawing on the brand’s long history in the beauty industry, the spa offers a range of luxurious beauty and skincare experiences tailored to the needs of their guests as well as stunning facilities including a 12m indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and relaxation lounge. Ooh la la indeed.
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