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Luxury Spa Hotels & Breaks In Scotland

Luxury Spas Around Scotland

by Vivien Devlin

A century ago visitors would come to Scotland "to take the waters" in several Hydro hotels - the original Spas. In 1881 Peebles Hydro had a resident doctor who would prescribe such healing treatments as a Russian bath, a volcanic mud bath or a sun and air bath.

The world of the Spa has changed a great deal since then. 5 star country resorts and city hotels throughout Scotland are now offering far more than a golf course, a tennis court or a quiet game of croquet. Now these leading hotels offer the ultimate in gymnasium technology and health spas with every kind of treatment from aromatherapy facials to a Thai massage.

Luxury Scotland represents nine of the very best Spa hotels and Destination Spas in Scotland. Vivien Devlin, broadcaster, travel writer and a voluntary hedonist for Luxury Scotland has very much enjoyed the experience of discovering their benefits and delights.

Read on, enjoy Vivien's observations, find out more about Scotland's top destinations spas and, if tempted, plan to give yourself and your entire body, mind and spirit - a fabulous relaxing treat which will also benefit your health.

The Belmond Royal Scotsman is pleased to offer spa treatments and indeed is the only train in the world with an on-board spa.

A range of health and beauty treatments and massages are also available at Airds Hotel and Restaurant, Crinan Hotel, Greywalls and Kinloch Lodge.

Trump Turnberry The setting of The Spa at Turnberry is unique, with a perfect view across the sand dunes and rocky shoreline to the island of Arran, the iconic shape of Ailsa Craig, the long peninsula of the Mull of Kintyre and on a clear day, the coastline of Northern Ireland.
Gleneagles The very name itself, "Gleneagles" is renowned worldwide. Even to people who have never visited Scotland Gleneagles is widely known as a famous hotel, synonymous with luxury living. Just fifty miles from both Edinburgh and Glasgow, with easy access by road and rail, this is the ideal destination for golf and sports enthusiasts, a family holiday or for a relaxing and health-giving retreat.
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa The international Sheraton brand name began setting professional standards and a unique style of hotel-living in the United States back in the 1930s.
Cameron House, Loch Lomond At Cameron House we are aware that spa and beauty therapy have become an essential part of helping to ease the ever increasing pace of day to day life. Our aim is to offer a truly individual spa experience treating the mind, body and soul.
Old Course Hotel & Spa With uninterrupted views out to sea over the 17th hole of the Old Course, on the outskirts of the town, The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa is a very comfortable place to stay for the keen golfer as well as for anyone looking for a relaxing and healthy holiday or a short refreshing Spa Break.
Boath House Spa Within this delightful house can be found The Beauty Salon - the only place in northern Scotland to offer AVEDA treatments based on Indian Ayurvedic principles which use the holistic approach to beauty and well being.
The Marcliffe Spa The recently opened Spa facilities at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa in Aberdeen consists of three treatment rooms, a relaxing area, Hydrotherapy Bath, Make up and Manicure area, a gym plus a Bathing Ritual Balenotherapy Room.
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