Slaley Hall

NewcastleGateshead is home to a number of fantastic spa retreats where you can spend your weekend unwinding; you won’t have to look very far to find the perfect spa weekend in the North East. 

Feel your stress melt away as you recline in a detoxifying sauna, put your feet up by the poolside after a pampering manicure, or loosen those knots in an immersive massage. Spa breaks have a little something for everyone, and offer the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life where you can fully switch off. 

Whether you’re on the hunt for a countryside retreat with your partner, a city break with friends or perhaps just some solitary ‘you time’ to focus on your wellbeing in Newcastle, then look no further. Below we’ve listed our top spa breaks in Newcastle, Gateshead and the North East so you can get away from it all and truly relax. 

Slaley Hall, Northumberland 

A luxurious weekend getaway, Slaley Hall is surrounded by 1,000 acres of stunning Northumberland countryside. What better place to relax and unwind? This striking Edwardian mansion is one of the most idyllic spa breaks in Northumberland. 

There’s a wide range of rituals, massages and facials to help you leave your stresses behind, but the pampering doesn’t have to stop after your treatment. Enjoy their huge selection of facilities, from sauna and steam rooms to their heated pool and health club. 

Newcastle City Baths  

Easily accessible and right in the heart of Newcastle city centre, after a lengthy and careful regeneration project, Newcastle City Baths reopened in early 2020 to provide visitors with a luxourious hot-spot to relax and unwind in the centre of Newcastle. 

Situated in a Grade II listed building, the sensitively restored venue is home to top quality fitness and wellbeing facilities, a cafe bistro and gym as well as a swimming pool. Perhaps most exciting is the return of Newcastle's Turkish Bath which was first opened in 1859 and has been lovingly restored to create the historic focal point of Newcastle City Baths. 

Ramside Hall, Durham 

Durham’s highest rated four-star hotel on TripAdvisor, Ramside Hall is a state-of-the-art luxury getaway. With a striking blend of traditional features and first-class service, this hotel is surrounded by 350 acres of private grounds and provides a wide range of offers and spa treatments. From detoxifying body scrubs to personalised facials, a luxury spa weekend at Ramside Hall will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. 

As well as the treatments on offer, Spa at Ramside Hall boasts a thermal suite, a gym and five pools, including one of the UK’s largest hydrotherapy pools and an outdoor therapy pool. Once you’ve worked up an appetite taking advantage of their facilities, tuck into a tasty dish at one of their on-site restaurants. From a carvery and steakhouse to award-winning Pan-Asian food, Ramside Hall has plenty of options for any foodies desperate to unwind with an overnight spa break in Newcastle. 

Macdonald Linden Hall Golf & Country Club, Northumberland 

You will need no excuse to escape to Linden Hall! Nestled in the rich Northumberland countryside, Macdonald Linden Hall is introduced by a sweeping grand entranceway which leads up to the stately Georgian building. Brimming with period features and antiques, this immersive retreat will leave you feeling refreshed in no time. 

With beauty therapy treatments, a fitness room, a Jacuzzi, steam room and indoor swimming pool, there are plenty of amenities to indulge in during your stay. Their huge selection of treatments leaves little to be desired, with face, body and anti-ageing therapies available. They even offer carefully formulated pregnancy treatments for any mum-to-be, performed on a supportive beanbag and featuring gentle massage techniques. Choose from one of their spa break offers for an unforgettable weekend of rest and recuperation. 

Mineral House at Crowne Plaza, Newcastle  

If you're in search of a little luxury in Newcastle, head to Mineral House at Crowne Plaza. Relax and look after your wellbeing with a few indulgent circuits of their swimming pool, spa, steam room and gym. A visit to Crowne Plaza's spa will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on anything! Book from a large variety of beauty and spa treatments with Mineral House's highly-qualified therapists.  

Finish of your relaxing day in the spa with a visit to Crowne Plaza's Gin Bar and sample a top selection of gins and creative cocktails.  

Rockliffe Hall, Darlington 

According to Good Spa Guide, Rockliffe Hall is the best in the North of England for spa breaks. This health spa is ideal for those needing a boost and an opportunity to relax. With treatments that work to enhance circulation and supercharge your immune system, few spa breaks in Newcastle can rival Rockliffe Hall’s holistic approach to relaxation. 

Round off your break with a trip to Rockliffe Hall’s unique Spa Garden. Sink into the infinity edge pool and enjoy its massaging features as you marvel at the breath-taking panoramic views. With a huge range of packages available, Rockliffe Hall will make the perfect venue for your next spa break in Newcastle. 

Are you on the search for a spa break in Newcastle or Gateshead? Or perhaps you think there’s a venue we’re missing? Let us know where you like to unwind by tweeting us at @altweet_pet.

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