The North

Northbound Wellness

8 nights - 200 miles

For some, the term wellness entails a rejuvenating yoga retreat, while for others, it involves reconnecting with nature and nurturing the mind, body, and soul. Whatever it means to you, you’re sure to find it in this invigorating break that will allow you to reconnect and restore.

About the break

Begin in the Yorkshire Moors; a wild and dramatic expanse of hills adorned with a coast of beaches, ancient abbeys, and hidden smugglers’ coves. As you venture here, embrace the invigorating experience of wild swimming at Thomason Foss plunge pool, an ideal opportunity to reconnect with nature and reap numerous health benefits. After drying off, prepare to take a big step back and an even bigger breath in as you explore the sweeping gardens of Castle Howard, and admire the hand-crafted statues, tranquil lakes, and remarkable fountains.

Stay at The Feversham Arms & Verbena Spa, located in the heart of North Yorkshire in the traditional market town of Helmsley. Originally an old coaching inn, the hotel was rebuilt and renamed in 1855 by the Earl of Feversham on the site of an older hostelry.

Time to head further North and discover tumbling water at High Force, one of England’s most dramatic waterfalls, or seek seclusion amidst the iconic views and vibrant bluebell fields of Roseberry Topping. For those yearning to enrich their minds, The Bowes Museum awaits, offering exceptional collections of art, fashion, and design, surrounded by French-style gardens and parklands.

Stay at Rockliffe Hall, a retreat set within a beautiful 365-acre estate. Boasting one of the largest spas in the country and a championship golf course, your wellness and self-indulgence will be truly catered for.

From here, your journey takes you into the heart of County Durham, where castles nestle, and parks thrive with deer. Amble along the riverside in the beautiful medieval City of Durham towards attractive boutiques and inviting eateries. Sports fans aren’t short of things to do in Durham as it’s ‘cricket mad’, especially when The Ashes come to town. Then escape to the sea for dramatic cliff-top views, seek out one of England’s oldest churches, or simply relax at the beach in Seaham.

Stay at Seaham Hall, a coastal country house found on a striking hilltop on the Durham Coast. Don’t miss the Zen Garden at the Serenity Spa for iconic views and ultimate sense of restoration.

Next up, head West to the iconic Hadrian’s Wall, which marches 73 miles from sea to sea across some of the wildest and most dramatic terrains in England. From here, you will be guided into the captivating landscapes of the northern Lake District, where you can take a lakeside walk around some of the region’s most peaceful lagoons. Explore the hills, seek out natural infinity pools with views across peaks, or for a touch of retail therapy, choose to end your trip with a mooch around the thriving independent boutiques in the charming market town of Keswick.

Stay at Armathwaite Hall, a timeless country estate in the Lakes. With dramatic views and 400 acres of woodland, this is the perfect place to lose yourself in nature’s beauty.

Take time to discover the Lake District, England’s largest National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the fells, splash about on the lakes, take a wild adventure, or simply enjoy the peace. Breathe in the fresh air!

Stay at Gilpin where you can choose from the lake house or the hotel and continue your culinary quest at one of their three unique restaurants, including SOURCE, coveted with a Michelin star.

Stay Dine Spa

Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

  • Rooms

  • Spa

  • Food & Drink

The North Yorkshire Moors

Scaling Dam Reservoir

Castle Howard

The High Force Waterfall

Roseberry Topping

The Bowes Museum

Rockliffe Hall Hotel, Golf & Spa

  • Rooms

  • Spa

  • Food & Drink

Durham

Durham Heritage Coast

Seaham Hall

  • Rooms

  • Spa

  • Food & Drink

Hadrian’s Wall

Keswick

Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa

  • Rooms

  • Spa

  • Food & Drink

Windermere

Gilpin Hotel & Lake House

  • Rooms

  • Spa

  • Food & Drink

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