The prestigious Good Spa Guide has announced its finalists for the 2022 awards, with two Cumbria spas making the list.

The awards are broken down into several categories: Best Spa Day, Best Hotel Spa, Best Health Club, Best Spa for Wellness, Best Spa for Sustainability, Best Spa for Innovation, Best Destination Spa, Best Boutique Spa, and Best Spa for Guest Experience.

Voting for the winner of each category is open now and will close on June 5 at 9pm. Winners will be announced at the Spa Life conference on June 20.

In Cumbria, both the Aqua Sana Whinfell Forest in Penrith and Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa made the finalists list.

Aqua Sana Whinfell Forest

Aqua Sana Whinfell Forest was one of many spas nominated for last year’s awards, however it did not progress to the final stage. This year it is a finalist in the Best Destination Spa category.

The spa has more than 14 spa experiences to indulge in as you enjoy the forest views. It also boasts a heated outdoor pool and a Mediterranean café bar.

You can vote for Aqua Sana on the Good Spa Guide website here.

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa

Armathwaite Hall Hotel and Spa was also nominated last year, making it through to the final stage but sadly missing out on an award.

Nominated again, this year in the Best Spa for Innovation Category.

Set in a secluded 400 acres of deer park and woodland and bordered by the waters of Bassenthwaite Lake, this is one of the calmest settings for your spa break.

You can vote for this spa here.


The full list of finalists for the UK has been announced, you can vote and see the finalists on the Good Spa Guide website here.