Discover The Best Spas in Harrogate

Nestled in the heart of North Yorkshire, the charming town of Harrogate is renowned for its therapeutic spa waters and tranquil atmosphere. If you’re seeking a blissful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Harrogate is the perfect destination. In this blog post, I explore some of the best spas in Harrogate, where you can indulge in luxurious treatments, unwind in serene surroundings, and emerge feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

The Harrogate Spa

Set within the iconic Majestic Hotel, the spa has recently has a huge refurb and is looking amazing. I went recently and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. The changing rooms were the cleanest of all the spas featured and included hair dryers and straighteners which is always a bonus.

They offer a fantastic range of treatments and packages including:

  • Morning spa packages including Afternoon Tea from £70pp
  • Afternoon spa packages including Afternoon Tea from £70pp
  • Twilight spa packages including charcuterie sharing board from £45pp
  • Rasul spa packages including afternoon tea from £80pp
  • ESPA facial treatments from £70
  • ESPA massages and body treatments from £75
  • Manicures and pedicures from £40
  • Spa breaks from £139pp

The pool is a good size (12.5m) and along the poolside there is a Himalayan salt sauna, experience shower, eucalyptus steam room and spa pool which are all included in any of their packages. In the warmer weather you can also relax in the new hot tub found in the Zen Garden.

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The Harrogate Fam Rating : 8.5/10

Pros: Easy to get to and park, beautiful setting, friendly staff, clean facilities, good choice of experiences.

Cons: When busy you might struggle to get a lounger by the pool. Our treatments weren’t at the same time so both of us had time by ourselves by the pool.

Rudding Park

Rudding Park’s indulgent and award winning roof top spa is something else! I’ve been a few times now and there’s nothing quite like it in the area.

There is a huge choice of packages and treatments including:

  • Full spa days including a treatment and lunch at Horto from £153pp
  • Morning spa including a treatment and brunch from £122pp
  • Roof top spa access with supper from £67pp
  • Rasul, spa access and lunch at Horto from £86pp
  • 50 min body treatments from £115
  • Manicures, pedicures, waxing and tanning treatments
  • 50 min facial treatments from £115

The roof top spa has so many areas to explore and because it’s quite spread out meaning that even when it’s busy it doesn’t feel it.

There is a 11m hydrotherapy infinity pool which is certainly the star of the show, a panoramic sauna, herbal steam room, outdoor spa pool, luxury steam room, foot spas, experience showers, tranquillity room, sunlight therapy and an oxygen pod!

To book your experience, head to their website:

The Harrogate Fam Rating: 9.5/10

Pros: Stunning location and facilities you won’t find anywhere else, never feels too busy, fantastic reputation, some good deals available (Supper and spa deals are really good value for money)

Cons: On my last visit the changing rooms and showers were messy and dirty in areas which is not what you would expect, treatments can be pricey and only 1 of our 3 digital keys actually worked to open doors and lockers.

The Turkish Baths

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the opulent Victorian surroundings of the Turkish Baths and Health Spa. This historic spa, dating back to 1897, features beautifully tiled steam rooms, a plunge pool, and a relaxation area. Treat yourself to a traditional Turkish bathing ritual or indulge in a massage or facial for the ultimate pampering experience.

One of my favourite places, the Turkish Baths is featured in a couple of my blogs which you might like: The Ultimate Harrogate Bucket List and The Most Romantic Date Ideas in Harrogate.

You can chose a session in the Turkish Baths, from a large range of treatments or combine the two for a fully indulgent visit. Here’s just a selection of what’s on offer:

  • Monday – Thursday Turkish Baths experiences from £25
  • Friday – Sunday experiences are £35
  • Jessica express manicure £20
  • Indian head massage (25 mins) £42
  • 55 min Reiki session £51
  • Add on access to their spa room on top of any treatment or Turkish baths session for only £10
  • NEOM de-stress treatment (90 mins) £96

The Turkish Baths in Harrogate is ideally situated if you are staying in the town centre although it doesn’t have its own car park, there is plenty of on street parking nearby.

How do the Turkish Baths Work?

The treatments are quite self explanatory but some people aren’t sure what to expect at a session in the Turkish Baths; Your experience starts in the Frigidarium (shown in the right hand side pictures), this is the coolest of the rooms and used to help you acclimatise as you are starting or finishing your session.

There are then three other heated rooms which increase in temperature, from 40 to 70 degrees Celsius, as you move along. The idea is that in between each room you take a bracing dip in the plunge pool. This journey of heating and cooling the body promotes a sense of relaxation and a clear mind.

There is also a steam room and hot and cold showers available too. I absolutely love the Turkish Baths and often treat myself to a solo visit if I need to escape reality for an afternoon but if I’m totally honest, I’ve never braved the plunge pool when I’m not with friends, I need encouragement and a cheeky push lol. When I’m there by myself I will just be brave under one of the cold showers instead!

The Harrogate Fam Rating: Spa: 8/10 Turkish Baths 10/10

Pros: If you are looking for an escape more than a certain treatment the Turkish Baths offers the best value for money and the grandeur of the building just adds to the whole experience.

Cons: I keep forgetting about the Spa Room and they never offer it to you so I am yet to visit that part. There are no separate showers so make sure you take shampoo and conditioner with you and have a quick wash in the shower area outside the steam room before your session finishes.

The Three Graces Spa at Grantley Hall

Now I’ll be honest, I haven’t been lucky enough to try this one yet and believe me I’m desperate to because they have a SNOW ROOM!!

So I asked a friend and fellow blogger Caroline, as I know she’s been recently and here’s what she had to say about her trip to Grantly Hall:

Nestled within the picturesque landscape of Grantley Hall, a magnificent luxury retreat in Yorkshire, lies a sanctuary of relaxation and rejuvenation – The Three Graces Spa. With its opulent surroundings, state-of-the-art facilities, and holistic treatments, this spa offers an unparalleled escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

As you step into The Three Graces Spa, you’ll be greeted by an atmosphere of tranquility. The interior design is a seamless blend of contemporary elegance and classic charm, creating an ambiance that immediately puts you at ease.

The spa boasts an exquisite Thermal Suite, a haven of sensory delights that include a variety of heat and water experiences. From the invigorating Finnish sauna to the aromatic steam room, each space is meticulously designed to promote relaxation, detoxification, and overall well-being.

One of the highlights of The Three Graces Spa is its stunning hydrotherapy pool. Immerse yourself in the warm, bubbling waters and let the jets massage away your tensions. The hydrotherapy pool offers a serene space to unwind while enjoying the mesmerizing views of the surrounding countryside.

For a unique and exhilarating experience, step into the Snow Room. This chilly chamber provides a refreshing contrast to the warm spa environment and is said to have invigorating effects on the body’s circulation and skin.

The Three Graces Spa offers an extensive menu of luxurious treatments that cater to both your body and soul. From soothing massages and facials to holistic rituals inspired by ancient traditions, the skilled therapists are committed to providing a personalized experience tailored to your needs.

Thank you so much Caroline! You can visit her blog here and she also has a fab YouTube channel. I’ve linked her vlog about Grantley Hall below too.

So that’s my round up of the best spas in Harrogate. Harrogate’s reputation as a spa town is well-deserved, with a range of exceptional spas offering a variety of treatments and experiences. Whether you’re seeking relaxation, rejuvenation, or simply a moment of tranquillity, the spas in Harrogate provide the perfect setting to unwind and pamper yourself. So, why not treat yourself to a day of blissful indulgence and discover the rejuvenating power of Harrogate’s spa scene?