Distances in the UK can take longer to travel over than you might think. If you are used to whizzing along the open roads in North America or the Autoroutes in Europe, you'll be surprised at how much time it takes to drive from Manchester to Glasgow or York to Aberdeen. And if you're doing a major trip from London to Edinburgh by car, you'll definitely want to plan a stopover - somewhere to unfold yourself out of that small European car, stretch your legs, have a good meal and a good soak before you hit the road again.
The people behind the Morritt Hotel and Garage Spa had that in mind when they located their hotel and spa near a major North-South route in County Durham. These giant hot tubs look just the ticket.
Valerie France, our reviewer in the North of England, tried them out. See what she thought about the experience.
Courtesy of the Morritt Hotel and Garage Spa