A SPA experience and booking agency has revealed the top five spas most booked by its customers in the Lake District.

Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa has been revealed as the Lake District most booked spa.

The findings have been put together by booking agency Spabreaks.com, which claimed it had totalled 52 per cent of all bookings made in the Lake District this year.

Five most popular spa hotels in the Lake District - and why - according to spabreaks.com:

1. Macdonald Old England Hotel and Spa

Set on the shores of Lake Windermere, the breath-taking scenery and superb facilities of this hotel set the scene for a romantic getaway with a loved one. 

2. Whitewater Hotel

The splendid location of this former cotton mill, lends itself perfectly to a romantic break where delicious food, cosy comforts and an unrivalled position at the entrance of Lake Windermere are all a given. 

3. Appleby Manor Hotel and Garden Spa

With the Lake District as its backdrop, this hotel prides itself on offering a warm and relaxing atmosphere and that follows through to its Garden Spa. Here, you’ll be treated to a menu of over 80 decadent spa therapies designed to ease you into a feeling of deep relaxation.

4. North Lakes Hotel and Spa

Lake District walks, cosy fires and succulent fare cooked in the hotel’s newly opened FYR grill restaurant are just the beginning at this Penrith Hotel, although the real luxury starts at the spa. Using renowned French Caudalie products, soothe aching limbs with a massage or let skin glow with one of its tempting facial treatments.

5. Netherwood Hotel & Spa

Simply breath-taking, this is a hotel that sets the tone for romance as soon as you enter its woodland and landscaped gardens. Cosy lounges, sunny terraces and a luxurious spa all add to the romantic theme so save time for some relaxation together.