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the United Kingdom

Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa

Leicestershire, England

Victorian tradition takes a dramatic turn at 91-room Ragdale Hall, built in 1785. The state-of-the-art Thermal Spa offers 12 heat and water experiences including a "cave" misted with jasmine and chamomile, and a candle pool beneath a star-lit ceiling. Guests enjoy a full program of aquatics in the pools, Western- and Eastern-influenced gym classes, and relaxing in the samarium and steam room. Among the mix of treatments are a deep tissue massage, a sea-mud envelopment, and fruit-based facials. Relaxed dining and croquet on the lawn round out the medley of activities.