December Spa of the Month | Gleneagles Hotel

Introducing ESPA’s December Spa of the Month, Gleneagles Hotel, a glorious 5* resort in Scotland. Described as a “riviera in the Highlands”, this magnificent country estate sits snugly in the heart of Scotland. When opened in 1924, it was described as “the eighth wonder of the world”, remaining just as dedicated to excellence now as the day it was opened.

An iconic country estate set beneath the beautiful Ochil Hills, The Gleneagles Hotel has been a gathering place and a luxury destination for nearly a century. Located just one hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and with its own railway station, Gleneagles offers the perfect retreat for those looking for relaxation, fun and adventure. The hotel’s 850-acre estate epitomises the natural beauty for which Scotland is famed and offers guests a glorious playground of country pursuits and activities.  Whether you come to fly a Harris’ Hawk, ride horses, play golf or tennis, go off-roading, train gundogs, shoot game, fish, enjoy Michelin-starred dining, or relax in an award-winning spa, Gleneagles offers a world of unforgettable experiences.

A world-famous venue, responsible for hosting the G8 Summit of World Leaders and the 2014 Ryder Cup, Gleneagles 850-acre estate has been loved by many for over one hundred years. With an unrivalled offering of a luxury hotel, three championship golf courses and an award-winning spa, Gleneagles Hotel is one of Scotland’s finest playgrounds.

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Alongside the choice of many sports and outdoor activities, wellbeing is also a huge part of the Gleneagles experience. For many, a holiday requires a break from everyday activities, a chance to restore your body and mind. At Gleneagles, you have the choice to leisurely swim in one of two pools, spend time detoxing in the sauna, or enjoy a relaxing spa treatment. As Scotland’s top destination spa, The Spa at Gleneagles offers a lengthy menu, with the choice of traditional and alternative treatments. Designated a Luxury Spa Resort by the Leading Hotels of the World group, The Spa at Gleneagles is the only spa in Scotland with this proud honour.

ESPA have created a selection of highly effective treatments specifically for The Spa at Gleneagles, these treatments fuse scientific advances in skincare, with European therapies and Ayurvedic influence. After their treatment, guests can relax in the beautiful surroundings of the central courtyard, or further their treatment with a thermal experience. Throughout your visit you will be attended to by a team of health and fitness specialists, offering treatments and programmes with one aim: to help you feel good, both on the inside and out.

One popular treatment is the Gleneagles Signature Ritual, which includes indigenous ingredients taken from the fresh waters and rolling hills of Perthshire to create an experience that will revitalise and rebalance mind and body.

Book your winter retreat now and visit the delights of Gleneagles, Scotland. 

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