Valentine's Day: Britain's best romantic spa packages

hellomagazine.com Forget the chocolate, flowers, and underwear. This year, the best Valentine's present is time. Take your loved one away from the stress of the city and the 9 to 5 slog and indulge in luxury treatments, dips in the pool, and snoozes in the sun room.

To help you pick your ideal weekend away, HELLO! Fashion has tried and tested some of Britain's best spas which will be offering romantic spa packages this year.

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Close to the capital, Ushvani Spa - London's most luxurious day spa - provides an oasis of tranquillity and a much-needed antidote to the stress of city life. Champneys spa resort in Tring may be close to London but is a world away, in a stately home situated on 170 acres of countryside, while the nearby Hanbury Manor is offering a tantalising overnight package, and the Luton Hoo Hotel is one of Bedfordshire's best five-star retreats.

Up near the stunning surroundings of the Lake District, Aqua Sana's Whinfell Forest is offering a Top To Toe Relax Day - which includes a glass of bubbly on arrival to start the day off on the right foot - while at the other end of the country, the Lime Wood Hotel in Hampshire is instead the ideal place for those looking for an active weekend, as Matt Roberts, personal trainer to the Prime Minister, has developed an invigorating 5-hour training experience.

In Bath, the city of Britain's only natural thermal spa, try the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa and their Totally Indulgent Valentine's Weekend, which includes accommodation, chocolates, bubbly, and all the spa facilities, while over the bridge in Wales, the Celtic Manor Resort is a serene sanctuary offering guests a weekend experience that features food, treatments, and a choice of cocktails.

If you're based in the midlands or further north, the award-winning Ragdale Hall has all you need for the romantic weekend away, or the Woodland Spa is suggesting a sumptuous six-course dinner for its guests to close out the weekend of love.

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