The extreme wintry weather
shows no sign of abating as many parts of the country face more snow and ice.
Saturday is set to see snow, particularly in the north, central and east of England
, with widespread transport chaos predicted.
Met Office spokeswoman Sarah Holland told Aol Travel
: "The main risk of snow remains for the north and east. Amounts we are looking at is 10cm possible at lower levels, more over higher ground. It will also be cold through the weekend, day time temperatures around mid-single figures. Sunday night temperatures down to -2°C.
"South of this we are looking at 20-25mm of rain – so there is quite a bit of rain around as well."
She added that the snow risk is nationwide, and more will follow on Sunday and Monday.
The Met Office has a yellow warning in place for ice on Friday morning across parts of the West Midlands and southwest England.
read: "There is also a risk of ice on untreated surfaces in other parts of England. There is a risk of hill snow through Friday, with snow possibly down to low levels in East Anglia. There is a further risk of ice on roads Friday night. Thereafter there is a risk of snow on Saturday, especially over higher ground, but also locally to lower levels in central and east England.
"The Met Office has a yellow warning in place for snow on Sunday lasting into Monday for most parts of England. From Sunday onwards, the chance of the cold temperature threshold being met increases to 70% across most parts of England."
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Time to wrap up warm - or head off on one of these pampering spa holidays?
- 2: Seafield Golf and Spa Hotel, Ireland
With 160 acres of wooded parklands and an 18-hole championship golf course, the Oceo Spa at Seafield just an hour outside Dublin houses has much to put it in the top three hotel spas in Europe, say Tripadvisor reviewers. There are 14 treatment rooms including a couples' suite, a rasul chamber, monsoon showers and an ice grotto. Visit <a href="http://www.seafieldhotel.com/" target="_blank">seafieldhotel.com</a></p>
- 3. Grand Hotel Kronenhof, Switzerland
The heritage-protected Kronenhof sits in the centre of Pontresina, 1,800m above sea level and just six miles from St. Moritz. The spa boasts panoramic views of the valley, pine forests and Roseg and Bernina glaciers. Facilities include a pool with counter-current system and underwater music, a paddling pool, steam room, relaxation floating grotto and relaxation area with roaring fire. One TripAdvisor traveller comments: “A first-class spa and wellness facility in a historic, quaint town... a dream.” Visit <a href="http://www.kronenhof.com/" target="_blank">kronenhof.com</a></p>
- 4. Rockliffe Hall, County Durham, UK
<span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 12pt;">This golf and spa resort in </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 12pt;">Hurworth-on-Tees is </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 12pt;">set on a beautiful restored 18th century estate and boasts 50,000 square feet of pampering facilities including a 20-metre pool where spa butlers serve champagne and freshly squeezed juices to order. Visit <a href="http://www.rockliffehall.com/" target="_blank">rockliffehall.com</a></span></p>
- 5. Hotel Botanico, Tenerife
Sitting on the Orotava Valley coastline, Hotel Botanico and its oriental spa garden is at the foot of Tenerife's Mount Teide. Treatments are inspired by Asian hospitality and facilities include a Japanese sauna and oriental laconium. Visit <a href="http://www.hotelbotanico.com" target="_blank">hotelbotanico.com</a></p>
- 6. Natur and Wellnesshotel Hoeflehner, Austria
With panoramic views of the Dachstein Mountains, this is a perfect place for ski-and spa lovers. Facilities include an outdoor pool and a 70 year old Stadl sauna made from oak wood as well as a Turkish bath and infrared sauna. Visit <a href="http://www.hoeflehner.com/en/" target="_blank">hoeflehner.com</a></p>
- 7. Four Seasons Lisboa
In the heart of the city, the Four Seasons Lisbon provides a bird's eye view of all the beautiful historic sites. In the spa, windows overlook a garden and park and guests can also have spa treatments in their own glorious rooms. One Tripadvisor traveller also singles out the "magnificent" gym. Visit <a href="http://www.fourseasons.com/lisbon/" target="_blank">fourseasons.com/lisbon/</a></p>
- 8. Amathus Elite Suites, Rhodes, Greece
The<a href="http://www.amathus-hotels.com/rhodes/accommodation/elite-suites"> </a><a href="http://www.amathus-hotels.com/rhodes" target="_blank">Elite Suites at the Amathus Beach Hotel </a>in Rhodes are a treat all on their own, with private infinity pools, mood lighting and glorious views. The 1,400 square foot spa offers a beautiful spa as well as a hammam, steam bath and jacuzzi. This is a great place to rest your weary head after you've explored the glories of the island - and with the old town just 4km away, it's perfectly located. <span style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 12pt;">See <a href="http://travel.aol.co.uk/2012/05/16/rhodes-hotel-review-elite-suites-at-amathus-hotel/" target="_blank">AOL Travel's review of the Elite Suites.</a></span></p>
- 9. Muckross Park Hotel, Kerry, Ireland
One of the oldest hotels in Killarney, this hotel opened its doors as the Herbert Arms in 1795 and was part of the original Muckross House Estate. The spa has a monastic theme, and treatment facilities include and outdoor hot tub, a salt grotto, iced fountain and herbal sauna. "Our room was outstanding, and the spa is something else," says one reviewer. Visit <a href="http://www.muckrosspark.com/" target="_blank">muckrosspark.com</a></p>
- 10. Headlam Hall Hotel Spa, County Durham
This family-owned 17th century country mansion stands in gardens surrounded by its own farmland and golf course. The spa includes a 14m deck level pool and outdoor spa, a drench shower, sauna ans steam room with mood lighting for the ultimate relaxation. Visit <a href="http://www.headlamhall.co.uk/" target="_blank">headlamhall.co.uk</a></p>
- 1. Corinthia Hotel, London
Moments from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, this grand building dates back to 1885. Last year, it was voted the best UK hotel spa by Conde Nast Traveller. With its exclusive beauty and dining areas, discreet private suites and relaxation pods and a dramatic amphitheatre sauna hammam and ice fountain, this place has pampering well covered. Visit <a href="http://www.corinthia.com" target="_blank">corinthia.com</a></p>