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Best spas in Wales - The Spa Man

Six of the best spas in Wales

The best spas in Wales. When I was set the challenge to collate the best of the best I didn’t realise there were so many great spas to include. Wales is renowned for its stunning scenery, rugged mountains and remote windswept beaches. It’s also an ideal getaway for the keen golfer, the thrill seeker and those serious about spa. Combining history with heritage and dramatic wind-swept scenery, Wales in a well-kept secret for holidays and getaways. Renowned for its outdoor lifestyle, it’s popular with walkers who flock to the Wales Coast Path, the world’s first uninterrupted route along a national coast, which opened in 2012. More recently it’s become known for its adventure and thrill-seeking experiences including caving, canyoning, gorge walking and coasteering. Cardiff, the capital is a complete contrast with a vibrant night life, historic castle and monuments and a buzzing café culture set on a quayside harbour. For the ultimate getaway, head to the picturesque countryside to experience some of its stunning spa resorts which make the most of the surrounding landscape. The …

2013 Readers Choice Awards – Conde Nast Traveller

Readers’ Choice Awards are always interesting to read as they say as much about the readers as they do about the magazine. This is particularly true of the overseas hotel and desination spas. The October issue of Conde Nast Traveller includes three spa categories in its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2013. COMO Shambhala, Parrot Cay by COMO comes out tops in the overseas hotel spa category, just nudging ahead of The Spa Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles and The Spa, The Nam Hotel, Vietnam. The list goes on to include 20  overseas spa hotels in total. Destination spas are equally illustrious and top of the list is the Parkhotel Iglis in Austria, followed very closely by COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali and then Brenner’s Park-Hotel & Spa in Germany. Criss-crossing the world, the list of destination spas includes in the top one of my favourites – Grayshott Spa in Surrey. But it’s the list of UK Hotel Spas that I thought I would list the top 10 – these are easier to reach for my readers in …