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Relaxation and wellbeing

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.

A relaxation and wellbeing showcase

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.

Top relaxation and wellbeing experiences

With over 150 heritage railways across the nation, it’s no surprise that Britain is steaming ahead with exciting train experiences and trips for you to get stuck into.

Countryside view with a drystone wall, wooden gate and signpost

It’s time to slow down, relax and unwind - so clear the diary, switch off your phone and reset your mind and body in Britain.

A woman stands looking out to a view in the rooftop pool at sunrise

See Britain's urban and rural areas from our waterways - from private canal boats to high speed jaunts along rivers.

Two women kayaking on a river towards a bridge

If you’re a budding florist, a keen gardener, or just looking to escape into stunning nature, discover some of the shows all take place all over the country.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show at Hampton Court Palace in Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England. Queen of Hearts sculpture.

From seeking out the best winds for top-notch kite flying, to a sandy adventure, the nations beaches are waiting to be explored.

Man in a wetsuit and carrying a yellow surf board walking in the sand dunes towards the sea, in evening sunlight

Top relaxation and wellbeing destinations

Where to find the best relaxation and wellbeing experiences

For charming countryside and a wild coastline, look to England's very first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Head to the Quantock Hills
Quantock Hills
Quantock Hills, Somerset

A glorious spot for walks and picnics, with a huge range of events too – such as outdoor concerts and wild cooking workshops.

Enjoy the blooms at Exbury Gardens
A woman carrying a child on her shoulders, looking at colourful plants in Exbury Gardens
Exbury Gardens

For invigorating mountain hikes, you’ve come to the right place: Langdale is famous for its lofty peaks, with cosy pubs and guesthouses too.

Plan your Langdale Valley adventure
Man skateboarding down valley paths. Green landscape
Langdale Valley

Set against the backdrop of North Wales’ Carneddau Mountains, these pioneering Victorian gardens were home to many of Britain’s horticultural firsts.

Visit Bodnant Garden
Pink Flowers in Bodnant Gardens
Bodnant Garden

With its dark tales of smugglers and sailors, there’s more to this pretty fishing village than first meets the eye.

Plan your trip to Robin Hood’s Bay
View down a quaint street on a winter's morning
Robin Hood’s Bay
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Get behind a steam engine at the world’s first preserved railway.

Go full steam ahead at Talyllyn Railway
Train on Talyllyn Railway
Talyllyn Railway

This charming garden boasts huge 150-year-old Redwoods, plus blooms and blossoms galore. Look out for wild red squirrels too!

Book tickets to Benmore Botanic Garden
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Benmore Botanic Garden

To see rare Scottish wildlife-up-close, visit Abernethy National Nature Reserve in the Cairngorms National Park.

Go wild at Abernethy National Nature Reserve
A man canoeing with two spaniels. Clear blue skies
Abernethy National Nature Reserve

Take to the helm of your very own boat to explore this glorious waterway.

Discover the beautiful Broads by boat
Familydayboatfeedswans2, Norfolk Broads
Boat hire in the Broads

For charming countryside and a wild coastline, look to England's very first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Head to the Quantock Hills
Quantock Hills
Quantock Hills, Somerset

A glorious spot for walks and picnics, with a huge range of events too – such as outdoor concerts and wild cooking workshops.

Enjoy the blooms at Exbury Gardens
A woman carrying a child on her shoulders, looking at colourful plants in Exbury Gardens
Exbury Gardens

For invigorating mountain hikes, you’ve come to the right place: Langdale is famous for its lofty peaks, with cosy pubs and guesthouses too.

Plan your Langdale Valley adventure
Man skateboarding down valley paths. Green landscape
Langdale Valley

Set against the backdrop of North Wales’ Carneddau Mountains, these pioneering Victorian gardens were home to many of Britain’s horticultural firsts.

Visit Bodnant Garden
Pink Flowers in Bodnant Gardens
Bodnant Garden

With its dark tales of smugglers and sailors, there’s more to this pretty fishing village than first meets the eye.

Plan your trip to Robin Hood’s Bay
View down a quaint street on a winter's morning
Robin Hood’s Bay
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Get behind a steam engine at the world’s first preserved railway.

Go full steam ahead at Talyllyn Railway
Train on Talyllyn Railway
Talyllyn Railway

This charming garden boasts huge 150-year-old Redwoods, plus blooms and blossoms galore. Look out for wild red squirrels too!

Book tickets to Benmore Botanic Garden
benmore_gardens_2019_01
Benmore Botanic Garden

To see rare Scottish wildlife-up-close, visit Abernethy National Nature Reserve in the Cairngorms National Park.

Go wild at Abernethy National Nature Reserve
A man canoeing with two spaniels. Clear blue skies
Abernethy National Nature Reserve

Take to the helm of your very own boat to explore this glorious waterway.

Discover the beautiful Broads by boat
Familydayboatfeedswans2, Norfolk Broads
Boat hire in the Broads