Glasgow's Blythswood House is a relative newcomer to the area, and marks a new standard in city spas. The tagline 'Stylish, Scottish, Seductive' just about sums it up - cosily luxurious thanks to soft furnishings courtesy of the region's finest woollen mills, such as Harris Tweed and Johnston's.
The facilities aren’t huge but they give the impression of space through careful planning and inventive lay-out. A good-sized main pool is fitted out with jets and flumes along one side, and there is a separate, womb-like hydropool nearby. Add to this two saunas, two steam rooms, rhassoul and thermal suites, a relaxation lounge and a cafe, and it caters to most tastes.
Treatments come courtesy of Elemis and Ann Semonin, so there are options for all skin types. The newly introduced Visible Brilliance facial is highly recommended (especially at this time of year) for rejuvenation and relaxation, while massages, wraps and scrubs are of the highest standard too. Staff are friendly and helpful too.
It's easy enough to spend all day in the spa at Blythswood but you're well placed to enjoy Glasgow's nightlife too - just be careful not to retox entirely.