Chichester is UK’s top spa break destination

A new study has found the best places for a spa break.

Paris came in at number one as it is home to more spas per km² than anywhere in the UK, US, Canada, and Europe with an impressive 965 spas across the city, while in the UK Chichester is the top spa break destination.

In the overall list it is tenth best location in the whole of the UK, EU and the US.

The study was conducted by travel experts at money.co.uk and looked at which cities had the most spas per square kilometre.

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester has 13 spas in the city, with starting prices for a top-rated spa setting you back around £95. Norwich comes in second place, with 32 spas across the city, giving visitors a high chance of visiting a spa whilst they visit.

Bath, Brighton and London make up the remaining top five respectively.

Brighton offers one of the lowest starting prices for a top-rated spa, at just £21, making it one of the most affordable across the UK.

James Andrews, senior personal finance editor, said: “We love that holidays come in all shapes and sizes and after a tough two years without the joy of travel, many are now looking to mix relaxing spa days with their traditional city break.

“Luckily, travellers are now spoiled for choice as they have hundreds of fabulous spas across the globe to choose from. Our new spa break guide reveals which cities should be on your bucket-list for the best spa experience on your holiday.

“If travel is still off the menu for your 2022, but you want to indulge in a massage or facial this summer, there are many options in the UK.

“Head to historic Chichester and try the Chichester HarSPA, which is the top-rated venue in the city. For £95 you can indulge in their Revive Spa Afternoon; starting at 1pm, you can spend the afternoon with your feet up in the spa with full use of the facilities before a 45-minute treatment and a full afternoon tea.”

Paris ranks as the best destination overall for those looking for a relaxing break with an impressive 965 spas across the city. Paris has so much to offer visitors, from beautiful art galleries, iconic historic buildings and great shops and restaurants. However, you can also escape the chaos of the city at Molitor Spa by Clarins (the top-rated spa in Paris), where prices start at £250 (€290) for a day spa pass.

Second is Barcelona, with 5.93 spas per sq. km, the Spanish city boasts 605 spas in total. Brussels is third on the list, with 73 spas in its 33 square kilometres, where access to the top-rated spa starts at £85 (€99).

The study looked at TripAdvisor data for spa and wellness listings in nearly every city in the UK, EU, and the USA, and compared this to the number of squared kilometres the city covers.

To see the full research, visit: https://www.money.co.uk/travel/spa-breaks

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