A glorious, privately-owned gem and one of Yorkshire’s finest hotels, Rudding Park has a new feather to add to its rather well-endowed cap; the recent opening of a swishy destination spa. It offers a UK first in the form of its rooftop spa garden, designed by horticulturist Matthew Wilson. When you’re not bobbing about in the hydrotherapy infinity pool, in the sauna infused with herbs from the kitchen garden or having a Carita facial, there’s plenty else to do within the 300 acres of landscaped park and woodland, including an 18-hole golf course. The accommodation is in two wings, which offer a range of bedrooms, from doubles to luxuriously lavish spa suites complete with steam room and private garden. The personal touch seamlessly runs throughout and with the spa addition, Rudding Park has created a hotel splash whose ripples will reverberate throughout the country and beyond. Doubles from £172.
Name to Know: Kitchen gardener, Adrian Reeve, who grows hundreds of different herbs, salads, edible flowers and fruits. The herbs’ essences are used in the herbal steam room in the spa.
See: Rudding Park is perfectly located to explore the spa town of Harrogate. Guests staying on a Sleeping Beauty Spa Break can have complimentary access the Royal Pump Room Museum.
Eat: At Horto Restaurant. Horto uses seasonal ingredients from Rudding Park kitchen garden. The menu is dictated by nature, the skill of the gardener and the flair of the chef.
Buy: Upgrade to access the awe-inspiring Roof Top Spa and Garden which offers an extensive range of hydrotherapy and thermotherapy experiences.
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