Buxton's Devonshire Spa scoops luxury global travel prize

The Devonshire Spa in Buxton
The Devonshire Spa in Buxton

Buxton’s prestigious Devonshire Spa has bagged another top recognition.

The spa has been named as Rural Wellness Retreat of the Year by Luxury Travel Guide – an international travel publication.

The Devonshire Spa has been awarded a luxury global travel award.

The Devonshire Spa has been awarded a luxury global travel award.

The accolade builds on the facility’s growing international success, being crowned the best ‘Luxury Emerging Spa’ in Northern Europe at the World Luxury Spa awards last year and further reflects the town’s stature as a destination for excellence in the spa and tourism sector.

Isobel Stockdale, Head of Applied Management and Commercial Spa, said: “This award reflects the unique and first-class spa expertise provided at the Devonshire Spa. Blending the industry-leading contemporary techniques and customer service with the impressive and tranquil location.”

The spa, which is housed in the historic Devonshire Dome, also plays a significant role in teaching and shaping the next generation of spa developers, managers and therapists.

Dr Sarah Rawlinson, Head of the Centre for Contemporary at the University of Derby, said: “We are delighted our role of spa provision and management is getting such international industry recognition.