Seen the London Sky Pool? Here's a look at the UK's best infinity pools

Seen the London Sky Pool? Here's a look at the UK's best infinity pools

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SpaSeekers’ Recommended - The Best Infinity Pools in the UK

Infinity pools are a special kind of swimming pool that harnesses the beauty of the surrounding area and adds an extra touch of luxury to your relaxation. In this guide, we take a look at infinity pools and highlight some of our favourites.

What are infinity pools?

Infinity pools create an optical illusion through what’s called a zero-edge design, which gives the impression that the water blends into the horizon.

While infinity pools might look a little unnerving, rest assured that you won’t fall over the edge! They have solid walls and edges, just like regular swimming pools. The difference is that instead of a visible edge, one side is built like a waterfall. The water flows over the top of the inner wall into a lower outer trough, where it is pumped back into the pool.

The main advantage of an infinity pool is the spectacular views you can enjoy while swimming and relaxing. Indeed, you will find infinity pools high above cities and natural landscapes worldwide, offering wonderful panoramas and making guests part of their environment in a unique and luxurious way. One of the world’s most impressive infinity pools can be found at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Located 57 floors above street level, the 150-metre long pool offers spectacular views of the skyline, by day and by night.

For what is maybe the ultimate UK infinity pool, check out the London Sky Pool. The jaw-dropping 25-metre pool rises 10 storeys above the ground. The pool links two adjacent apartment blocks, so residents and their guests can literally swim between the two rooftops. Oh, and it has a glass bottom and sides, so swimmers can enjoy looking down on London as they glide from building to building!

Fortunately, you don’t need to tackle the London Sky Pool or head to Singapore to have a memorable infinity pool experience. If you would like to enjoy a fabulous infinity pool as part of your next spa day or overnight spa break, we’ve picked a selection of hotels and spas we think you might like. 

Cameron Spa on Loch Lomond: Alexandria, Dunbartonshire

 

 

The luxury Cameron Spa on Loch Lomond certainly makes the most of its spectacular location! The wonderful 20-metre rooftop infinity pool offers awesome views across Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond. Swim and relax while taking in the calming natural surroundings. You can also enjoy the grand rooftop terrace and take advantage of the spa’s excellent thermal facilities, which include a hydrotherapy pool and Jacuzzi. Book now.

Ragdale Hall: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

 

 

Ragdale Hall is another of our exclusive luxury spa hotels. It features six wonderful pools, including a superb, heated rooftop infinity pool that offers majestic countryside views. You can also enjoy the indoor waterfall pool with massage jets, as well as an extensive range of thermal facilities. This all-inclusive resort features lots of other indoor and outdoor activities, and great on-site dining options. Book now.

Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa: Climping, West Sussex

 

 

The five-star Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa offers a true taste of luxury, with excellent facilities. These include the fabulous heated outdoor infinity swimming pool and hot tub, so you can really make the most of the lovely rural setting. There is also an indoor pool to enjoy, as well as tennis courts and thermal spa facilities. The award-winning spa has been designed in the style of a traditional Sussex barn, with inspiration drawn from nature to encourage total rest and relaxation. Book now.

The Shrigley Hall Hotel: Macclesfield, Cheshire

 

 

Located on the edge of the glorious Peak District National Park, The Shrigley Hall Hotel offers a wonderful rural retreat. Unwind in the inviting infinity hydro pool, which boasts superb countryside views. You can also stroll in the hotel’s 262 acres and enjoy the thermal facilities, including a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, which you can find in the characterful and serene Bazaar Spa, a former chapel. Book now.

Portavadie: Loch Fyne, Argyll and Bute

At Portavadie, you can relax in five-star luxury amid the splendour of Loch Fyne on Scotland’s magnificent west coast. Here, you can take a dip in one of the largest heated outdoor infinity pools in Scotland, while taking in the breath-taking views. There are plenty more facilities to enjoy at this luxury spa resort, including an indoor pool, Jacuzzi, hydrotherapy pool and sauna. If you like to blend spa luxury with being in the great outdoors, this may be the perfect place for you, with lots of water- and land-based activities on offer. Book now.

 

Looking for indoor swimming and relaxation?

If you really don’t have a head for heights or just prefer to swim indoors, never fear! We’ve listed 10 of our favourite luxury spas with a fabulous indoor swimming pool. You can read the article here.