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Devon Is Named the UK’s Best Zen Escape for New Year

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Devon is named the best UK Zen escape with an overall score of 86.96. It boasts 20 CBD shops and has a happiness rating of 7.2/10. Wye Valley, where Sex Education is filmed, has come in 5th with an overall score of 64.07 and a great green spaces ranking.

Edinburgh (7th place with a score of 54.43) has a total of 104 spas and zero retreats making it the most populated by spas out of all 15 destinations, but the least populated by retreats. With 14 spas Pembrokeshire and New Forest both have the least spas out of the 14 UK destinations. Harrogate has been ranked the least Zen with an overall score of 42.07, only 17 spas and an average green spaces rating.

Top 14 UK Destinations:

Location

Overall ScoreNo. SpasNo. RetreatsGreen Space RankingNo. CBD ShopsNo. Yoga StudiosWifi – Medium Download Speed (mbps)

Happiness Rating

Devon

86.96854Great20609.97.2

Cornwall

73.54393Great246012

7.5

Hampshire

73.17783Good308313.37.3
Norfolk70.29554Good273611.5

7.4

Wye Valley

64.07671Great127821.47.8

Dorset

56.57682Good94013.8

7.7

Edinburgh

54.431040Average408417.1

7.6

Cotswolds

53.53560Great14513.1

7.7

Lake District53.16282Great41217.3

7.5

New Forest

51.52140Great185112

7.8

Bath

46.82281Average409715.5

7.5

Pembrokeshire

45.66140Great141212.5

7.5

Oxford

43.17492Average115819.27.5
Brighton43.04500Average3510021.8

7.3

Harrogate42.07172Average217216.1

7.5

In the southwest of England, Devon has been named the best UK location for a Zen weekend. With 85 spas and four retreats, Devon has the second most spas out of the 14 UK destinations analysed. 

Harrogate, known for their cream teas and Turkish baths has been ranked the worst location to go for a Zen weekend with only 17 spas and two retreats. Harrogate has a green space score of 10 which is the lowest on the list along with Edinburgh, Bath, Oxford and Brighton. 

Wye Valley is the home of the Netflix hit series Sex Education which appeared back on our screens on 17th September. It’s not only a great filming location but also the fifth-best UK destination for a Zen weekend, with 67 spas and one retreat. Wye Valley also has 78 yoga studios, yoga is a great way to manage stress and helps improve balance and strength. 

Home to Princess Anne, the Cotswolds has been ranked eighth best UK destination for a Zen weekend. With three CBD shops and 45 yoga studios in the whole of the Cotswolds and a Wifi – Medium Download Speed (Mbps) of 7.7. 

With 40 CBD shops and 104 spas, Edinburgh has been ranked the seventh-best UK destination for a Zen weekend. Edinburgh also has 84 yoga studios and a Wifi – Medium Download Speed (Mbps) Score of 7.6.


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