From castles to lochs, here are four of DDW’s favorite Scottish Spa destinations to indulge in.
Amidst bagpipes, kilts, and haggis, Scotland is home to some of the most impressive state-of-the-art spa facilities in the entire United Kingdom. From converted castles in the middle of the Scottish highlands to modern luxuries in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town, the country has plenty to offer. Finding out that Scotland’s spa destinations are some of the most impressive in Europe, should, of course, come as no surprise. After all, there is little more relaxing than indulging in a hot tub with panoramic views out into the wilderness.
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Stobo Castle, Peebles
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If you’re into luxury spas you have almost certainly heard of Stobo Castle – dubbed “Stobo” by its more seasoned goers. This 19th-century castle is Scotland’s only destination spa.
Stobo lives up to its prestigious reputation quite seamlessly. Equipped with things like a 25m UV-treated pool or daily cardio classes at the hydro spa pool, a stay at Stobo is all things indulgence, and not a detail is left to chance.
Auchrannie Resort, Arran
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Arran is one of Scotland’s most diverse and easily accessible islands, which makes it a prime spot for a weekend getaway. In case the island’s peace and quiet is not enough, however, the Auchrannie Resort comes to the rescue with a surprising price tag which is all about good value for money and splendid facilities.
Fife Arms, Braemar
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Renowned international art dealers, Iwan and Manuela Wirth, seamlessly transformed a traditional coaching inn into a captivating upmarket hotel that blurs the lines between art gallery and hotel stays.
Fife Arms spa takes you on a serene journey adorned with contemporary artworks, beautifully complemented by cozy tartan throws and treatments inspired by the majestic Highlands – a must when you’re up north. But its true highlight shines through after a rejuvenating stint in the sauna, when the facilities beckon you to embark on an enlightening tour with the hotel’s resident botanist, as they unveil the therapeutic wonders hidden within Scotland’s native roadside plants.
Cameron House, Loch Lomond
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Nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of Scotland’s most easily reached Loch, Loch Lomond lies a sanctuary of opulence known as Cameron House. Positioned in close proximity to Glasgow, this prestigious estate boasts a prime location and is an exquisite embodiment of the nation’s rich heritage.
However, it is atop this remarkable estate that a true marvel awaits —a rooftop infinity hydro pool that beckons discerning guests to immerse themselves in its soothing waters. Offering an alluring respite throughout the year, this remarkable pool offers unparalleled vistas of the enchanting woods that surround the estate. Here, tranquility intertwines with nature’s splendor, forging an unforgettable experience that elevates the concept of indulgence to unparalleled heights.