Sit back, relax and rejuvenate as you uncover a world of luxury treatments, quaint spa towns and railway journeys through picturesque landscapes. You’ll find plenty of ways tor relax into the diverse British culture, from stately homes, waterway trips and zen yoga sessions in unexpected places. Discover Britain, channel your inner zen and explore the best of relaxation and wellbeing across the nation.
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See Bristol from new heights in a hot air balloon ride over the city. Make it a romantic trip for two or simply enjoy the graceful movement across the sky with friends.
Oxford Botanic Garden is home to more than 5,000 different plant species and is a peaceful place to wander around and enjoy a picnic or light bite from the garden café.
Find your zen at Saint Mungo’s Zen Garden, Glasgow. This city centre hidden gem is inspired by Japanese Buddhism and can be found in the grounds of the Museum of Religious Life and Art.
Follow a trail of stunning wooden sculptures through Bute Park in the heart of Cardiff. There are 21 to find and the gentle walk will leave you feeling connected to nature.
Head over to London Wetland Centre for a true escape from city life. These large wetlands are home to an array of wildlife which photographers and nature lovers will adore.
Choose a luxury treatment, relax in the infinity pool or take some time out in the crystal salt steam room at Gaia Spa, just a few miles outside of Plymouth.
Take a ride on the world’s oldest working electric railway and enjoy the sea views of Brighton. This two carriage train shuttles just over a mile and will be a favourite for kids and train lovers.
For a tour with a difference, enjoy an afternoon tea in the back of a taxi in Manchester. You’ll be in the comfort of a traditional black cab while indulging in teas, scones and cakes.
Immerse yourself in the arts of Leeds by discovering the incredible talent from street art to contemporary dance. Catch a show at one of the city’s many theatres.
Why Britain's best for relaxation and wellbeing
From blooming beautiful flower shows that have been a part of Britain since the 19th century, to a luxurious train journey aboard the iconic Belmond British Pullman, there’s a whole host of places to explore for a dash of relaxation and wellbeing. Look beyond some our best loved buildings for yoga sessions with soaring views or pose atop an ancient volcano. Ramp up the energy with a journey out onto our waterways - dip into a gin tasting session aboard boat cruise, or take the controls for yourself with a boat adventure across the Norfolk Broads. Look no further than our cities for spa infused breaks - not forgetting our spa towns hailed for their healing waters and historic bathhouses.
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Floral delights in Scotland
Held annually each Spring, delve into nature at the Scottish Garden Show. In the 100 year old Scone Palace, get top gardening tips through workshops, shows and find your green fingers as you explore the vast plant nurseries and floral display.See the blooms of the Scottish Garden Show
Spot dolphins on Wales’ coastline
A hidden cove and a firm favourite for coastal walks and adventurers alike, you’re sure to find a day at Mwnt beach filled with relaxation and discovery. If you’re lucky, you might get a chance to spot the water’s most intelligent creatures as dolphins are often seen out in the sea. Keep an eye out for other sea creatures and birds who call the beach and water their home.Hit the shores of Mwnt
Take a dip with a view
As the winter months roll in and the weather starts to cool, look to a rooftop infinity pool for a relaxing city escape. Boasting beautiful views of Edinburgh, sink into the water and look out to the hustle and bustle of the city.Experience the rooftop infinity pool at One Spa
A festive feast aboard a train
For a taste of the finer things in life and a dash of magical festive spirit hop aboard the British Pullman. From a festive afternoon tea to a lavish five course lunch, you won’t be short of finding a luxury experience filled with festive fayre.Discover the festive spirit of the British Pullman