Dotted with ancient Roman landmarks, the walled city of York in northeast England is a place to be explored on foot. In fact, organised walking tours are some of the most popular ways that visitors get to see the huge array of attractions to be found here.
All of that traipsing, however, can take its toll. So what better way to rest those weary limbs after a hard day’s sight-seeing by booking yourself into a Spa hotel? Below are three of the best to suit your tastes and budget.
From £99/ night
When it comes to luxury York Spa hotels, The Parsonage is as good as it gets. Set in 6 acres of pristine landscaped gardens, the charming upscale hotel is home to the splendid adults-only Cloisters Spa & Health Club which boasts a 20-yard swimming pool, a spa bath, a modern gymnasium, a sauna and steam room, and aromatherapy and salt rooms. For advocates of the holistic school of bodily recuperation, a wide range of holistic treatments are available for guests. Other notable hotel amenities include an award-winning restaurant complete with a charming conservatory, while York’s ancient and endlessly fascinating city centre is just a 15-minute drive away.
From £80/ night
Situated within easy walking distance of York’s historic city centre and its array of attractions, this superb mid-range hotel featuring just 24 guest rooms is a fabulous and affordable choice for those seeking some respite from the city buzz in a cosy, intimate and peaceful environment. The impressive Spa facilities include a seasonal heated outdoor swimming pool, sauna and steam room, beauty centre offering spa treatments, and a lavish hot tub set in scenic English Gardens and open all year round, regardless of the weather. Other notable hotel amenities include a bar with a coal fire and a restaurant serving excellent, locally-sourced cuisine.
If you’re on a budget but would like the option of an on-site spa, then this mid-range family-owned hotel is another fine choice. Within its cute and cosy confines there’s a 6-people hot tub, a sauna and an on-site beauty therapist to indulge and re-energise your senses. The hotel also features a lounge bar and three dining rooms where award-winning, home-cooked evening meals and breakfasts are served. The city centre can be reached by foot in less than 10 minutes.