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One of the top reasons why people visit Argyll, home of Knockdow House, is for its emphasis on wellness. This is a place typically regarded as a replacement for therapy! With its endless rolling hills, national parks and beautiful coastlines, visiting Argyll is like stepping back in time to days gone by, to a place where time comes to a complete standstill.

Benefits of Wellness

Wellness is a huge concept that advocates a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life. When people focus on their own personal wellness, they reduce their chances of suffering from mental and physical illnesses.

From anxiety and depression right through to cardiovascular disease and obesity, wellness has the ability to transform your life in many different ways. And in today’s hectic world where people always seem to be busy, taking care of your mental and physical health has never been more important.

While nature abounds in Argyll, there are also plenty of spas and wellness centres to choose from.

Some of the top places include:

Serenity Spa

Set in the idyllic Ugadale Hotel, in Machrihanish, the Serenity Spa offers guests the opportunity to indulge, escape and relax. The attentive staff are devoted to ensuring that guests feel calm and serene at every stage of their visit – and beyond!

This full-service spa offers a variety of treatments, including facial therapies, body therapies and massages. All treatments include the use of indulgent, high-quality products, while there are plenty of special offers to choose from.

Once you’ve finished your spa experience, you can take a walk on the beach which is directly on the hotel’s doorstep.

Oban Bay Hotel & Spa

Set on the outskirts of Oban’s Esplanade surrounded by forests, mountains and beaches, Oban Bay Hotel has a wonderful spa designed to provide an immersive relaxation experience.

Whether you want to spend the entire day here or just pop in for a treatment, the choice is yours. Choose from a variety of treatments and beautify therapies where only natural products are used, including Scottish organic skincare products from ishga Skincare. There is even an outdoor Jacuzzi surrounded by immense beauty.


Set within an ultra-modern building in Campbeltown, Aqualibrium is a very reasonably-priced establishment with a huge swimming pool as well as steam room, sauna and gym. Surrounded by stunning views of the countryside, this is a great spot for a bit of time out, and there are even dedicated quiet times for those seeking a truly peaceful experience.

Visiting a spa is the ideal way to de-stress. It also helps in reducing signs of ageing, improving blood flow and circulation, promoting better sleep, relieving aches and pains and even improving happiness! Visit Argyll today for the ultimate wellness experience.