A delightful small town that has the added bonus of being on Nottingham's doorstep, Carlton is a wonderful place for a serene spa escape. Take in the fresh air at the gorgeous Colwick Woods or savour a wander along the nearby banks of the River Trent. Browse the boutique shops of Carlton Hill or take a short trip into Nottingham for some full-on retail therapy instead. Ferry farm Park is a real treat for animal lovers whilst Green's Windmill provides some fascinating local history. Tantalise your tastebuds with a hearty dinner in one of the outlying village pubs before heading back to your chosen spa hotel for a blissful evening of relaxation.