Getting away from it all is easier than you think. If you're looking to relax and unwind after a hard day’s work, or a long day hitting the shops, there are loads of places where you can take a moment to enjoy some calm and refresh your senses.

Whinstone View Lodges, on the outer edge of Middlesbrough and situated beneath the stunning backdrop of Roseberry Topping and the North Yorkshire Moors, offers an idyllic retreat complete with luxury lodges, hot tubs, and a range of treatments including massages, facials, and manicures.

There's a wide selection of independent beauty bars in the centre of Middlesbrough including Baker Street Beauty, Freckles, The Nesting Box, Glamour Forever, Brow Bar, and Nail Heaven, with plenty more outside the centre.

For the perfect girls' (or boys'!) day out why not enjoy afternoon tea at the sumptuous Acklam Hall, before paying a visit to one of the prestigious local hair salons such as The Copper House on Baker Street for a real pampering, then heading along the road and treat your nails to some indulgence at The Nesting Box. Top it off with a delicious cocktail or two at The Nuthatch on Bedford Street, which is just around the corner. The team expertly craft every drink and have a huge range of unique cocktails and specialist spirits. Their 5'o'clocktails menu means you can enjoy one of their specialties like The Bird Garden (gin, prosecco, elderflower, and lemon) or a Cucumber Sloe Gin Fizz for just £5 from 5pm on Thursdays and Sundays.

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The award-winning 5 star spa hotel, Rockliffe Hall, in Darlington is just a short drive away, and features an award-winning 4AA Rosette restaurant, an 18 hole championship golf course, an exceptional spa with spa garden, and an infinity pool.

Wynyard Hall is also a short drive away and features an indoor and outdoor spa, luxury rooms, and beautiful dining spaces.

Middlesbrough also offers an abundance of gyms with accompanying health spas and swimming pools, including Jury’s Inn Middlesbrough and The Sporting Lodge.

You can enjoy a luxurious pamper at one of Middlesbrough’s many beauty salons, award-winning hair salons, massage parlours, and beauty aesthetics clinics, before showing off your new nails or hair do over lunch in one of the delicious eateries nearby.

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