THE actress Lynda Bellingham was guest of honour at the opening of a new spa at Hazelwood Castle Hotel.

She attended the opening of Imagine Spa at the hotel near Tadcaster.

Mosaic Spas and Health Clubs, the owners of Imagine Spa have invested £200,000, in the new facilities which feature a relaxation room, four treatments rooms and a mud serail chamber.

Lynda, who was with husband Michael, said: “I love the Imagine Spa concept and everyone here is so friendly. We all need time to escape our hectic lives and Michael and I have found the setting so relaxing that we have extended our stay for an extra day so that we can relax and really enjoy some more of the Imagine spa treatments.”