A COUNTY Durham spa has reached the finals of an industry award scheme.

The Spa at Ramside, at Ramside Hall Hotel, near Durham, has been named among the finalists in the Good Spa Guide Awards Best for Wellness category.

The spa, which opened in 2015, was the first in the UK to become part of the Wellness for Cancer organisation, and offers an extensive programme of treatments for people dealing with cancer.

Spa director Joanne Green said: “The Good Spa Guide awards are among the most prestigious in the industry, so we are all delighted to reach the finals, particularly in such an important category. We have always held wellness to be very important, and are constantly at looking at new angles and areas in which we can offer new treatments and therapies.”