Turkish baths in the British Isles
still open to the public, or to members of clubs:
2. Scotland

that this list includes only Victorian and Victorian-style Turkish baths (as defined in the Introduction to the website). Such baths circulate heated dry air through one or more hot rooms. The list does not include sauna, banya or Russian (steam or vapour) baths.
Some Victorian Turkish bath establishments have later added such facilities, but they are not part of the Turkish bath process itself.
There are currently eleven Victorian and Victorian-style Turkish baths still open in the British Isles.
Eight of them are in England (only one of which was built during Queen Victoria's reign); the three Scottish baths are all Victorian-built.

there are also six Victorian &  Victorian-style Turkish baths (as defined in the Introduction to the website) normally still open in Europe, of which three were built in Victoria's reign. They are listed, with links to their websites, here.

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A Edinburgh
B Glasgow

1 London
2 Newcastle-upon-Tyne
3 Harrogate
4 Northampton
5 Swindon

The map and the table below were last revised on 24 July 2021

Opening times and the designation of sessions (as being for men, women, couples, mixed, or naturist) change frequently, so this guide gives addresses, phone numbers and, where applicable, websites only. You should also note that even though establishments may not have closed down permanently, they may close from time to time for repairs or 'refurbishment'.
Do contact the baths first before paying a visit, and check when they are currently open.

Portobello Swim Centre
57 Promenade
EH15 2BS

0131 669 6888


Refurbished cooling-room

Relaxation area

Sessions: men, women, and mixed.
Full details of times, prices, etc, on their website.

Arlington Baths Club
61 Arlington Street
G3 6DT

0141 332 6021


The cooling-room

The cooling-room

The club is for members only, members being required to pay an annual subscription.
Full details of membership, and much else, on their website.

Naturist sessions are organised by the independent Scottish Outdoor Club.

Western Baths Club
12 Cranworth Street
G12 8BZ

0141 339 1127


The tepidarium

The tepidarium

The club is for members only, on payment of an annual subscription.
Full details of the club's subscriptions, facilities, history, and much else on their website.

Thank you icon

Tony Garratt, who suggested identifying the Turkish baths which were Victorian;

Dave Hewitt, for finding two baths which had eluded me for over nine years!

Ian Tresman, for his idea of the general location map;

Tony Zimnoch, for help in updating the page.

Ceri Owen, for help in updating the page.

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