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A visit to Rudding Park

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Home Page Slideshow, Spa Reviews, UK, Yorkshire | 0 comments

Liz Gill and her daughter Anna enjoy a ‘mother and daughter’ spa break at the stately Rudding Park Hotel near Harrogate in North Yorkshire.

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Picture-box Perfect Pampering

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Spa Reviews, Yorkshire | 0 comments

Annabelle Hood heads toYorkshire’s picture-box town of Helmsley to try out The Feversham Arm’s Verbena Spa. When I think of the quintessentially quaint English village, I envisage a cobbled town square hosting a farmer’s market, picture-box galleries, bookshops, antique stalls, and an oak-beamed pub furnished with hanging flower baskets. I imagine a wedding party spilling from an impossibly handsome church and behind that, a pretty York-stone hotel with a foyer adorned with award-winning trophies. This is precisely the scene that heralded my friend and me to Yorkshire’s Helmsley market town. A little wobbly from the squiggly roads that we’d taken from York via Howard Castle and Ampleforth’s eyecatching Abbey, we sat down for a treacle-strong pot of tea by the small outdoor pool; a pot of wild lavender teeming with industrious bees beside us. The pool and courtyard form...

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