Rainy Day Activities: Relax in Harrogate’s Turkish Baths

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Use the next rainy day as an excuse for a spa treatment in these elaborate Turkish baths, recently restored to their former glory.

For centuries, visitors have flocked to the spa town of Harrogate to ‘take the waters’ and enjoy a regime of restoration and relaxation. With 88 natural springs, ‘the English spa’ became the preferred destination for European high society. Magnificent hotels were built alongside state of the art spa and leisure facilities, which help give the town its elegance today.

The flamboyant Royal Baths first opened in 1897 - Victorians were enthralled by Moorish designs; great Islamic arches and screens; wall of vibrant glazed brickwork; the arabesque painted ceilings; and Italian-laid terrazzo floors. Following a £10m refurbishment, modern day spa visitors can also enjoy these truly unique surroundings as they relax and unwind in the heated chambers, invigorating plunge pool or elegant Frigidarium.

With a range of spa treatments on offer, Harrogate Turkish Baths is the ultimate place to escape the stresses of everyday life and get some well earned relaxation. Gift packages are also available; treat yourself and/or a loved one when the weather next turns bad!

Important: Please note that use of the spa is reserved for over-16s only, and that the Baths may ask for proof of age before granting access. Swimwear is required to be worn at all times. 

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