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September 18, 2018


As we cling to the last few moments of summer, we tend to think of the transition into autumn as the start of hibernation season – warmer layers, emptier social calendars, and nights in spent planning what to do come spring when we shake off the cobwebs again.

However, we would like to challenge that way of thinking and tell you just some of the reasons why we think that autumn is the best time of year to enjoy a spa weekend in Glasgow.

You see, resets, refreshers and so-called ‘makeovers’ are often reserved for January – as part of a ‘New Year, New Me’ mindset – or for spring, where we start prepping and primping for the warmer weather, ready to come back out of our shells, beach-ready and cobweb-free.

But after a very long and unusually hot summer this year, perhaps what you really need is a chance to get away from it all. Imagine a detoxifying scrub and a seaweed wrap to nourish and buff your sun-weary skin. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Or maybe you’d just like to enjoy some full-on R&R, courtesy of a full-body hot stone massage, to get you ready for the Christmas madness that starts earlier each year?

Whatever your mind and body need, you can be sure that autumn is as good a time as any for it. If you don’t believe us, read on to find out just what makes Gleddoch’s Imperia Spa so special come September…

Crisp Mornings and Colourful Countryside

Take a look at our gallery to see for yourself how we are perfectly nestled amongst the Scottish countryside, along the River Clyde.

Now picture yourself waking up in one of our Clyde view rooms, early one October morning. The world is still asleep and a crisp autumn breeze wakes you up better than any coffee ever could.

You’re getting ready for a relaxing spa session, starting your day by looking out at a scene that could be mistaken for a watercolour painting. A pretty autumnal mist hovering above the water and a seasonal backdrop of amber-hued foliage is par for the course at Gleddoch. So, if you’ve ever needed a moment of clarity or complete peace and quiet, this could be it.

Cosy Evenings in Comfort

After a long day of pampering, there is nothing nicer than cosying up indoors. The simple pleasure of getting into comfy clothes, settling down with a hot drink – or a warming whisky on chillier nights – and soaking it all in is unmatched.

Sit back in an armchair by an open fire with one of our top tipples, hug a big mug of hot cocoa while watching the sunset across our golf course or simply snuggle up with a good book in your room. Your spa weekend is all about you, and relaxation shouldn’t stop when your treatment ends.

We pride ourselves on a boutique but homely feel that gives justice to Gleddoch’s charm and character, and we do that by creating lots of little spaces for you to escape into – day or night. So, if you need somewhere quiet after your massage, or you want to know a peaceful route through the grounds, don’t be afraid to ask and let us point you in the right direction.

Spoiled for Choice

If you’re after top-to-toe rejuvenation and relaxation, we’ve got you covered. Our Imperia Spa has every treatment you could think of – and then some. So, whether you want to reap the benefits of our ishga therapies, with all the natural goodness of Hebridean sea salt and marine algae, or you feel like an all-over revamp with our face, hands and feet treatments, you will be spoiled for choice this autumn.

Of course, you’ve also got the run of the gym, the sauna and the pool to keep you busy between your treatments, and you can always enjoy a brisk walk around our grounds or a bite to eat in our Vista restaurant.

Outside of Gleddoch – if you fancy seeing more of Glasgow and all that it offers – you’ll find a whole host of events throughout autumn; the Mackintosh festival throughout October, Glasgow Cathedral Festival 21st – 22nd October and Glasgow Whisky Festival 10th November. Early birds can even enjoy the Country Living Christmas Fair 15th – 18th November. You’ll have more than enough to experience and enjoy!

Of course, a spa weekend at Gleddoch is a treat any time of year, but there’s something extra special about it when the leaves are golden and the evenings start drawing in. So, why not explore all we have to offer this autumn?

Gleddoch is an independently owned hotel resort, beautifully located overlooking the Clyde Estuary. Gleddoch boasts 75 bedrooms, an 18 hole championship golf course an elegant banqueting room and a luxury Imperia Spa.

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