Last week I was kindly invited to the Turkish Baths in Harrogate on a Mama day trip followed by lunch at Stuzzi‘s to help my friend celebrate her birthday. It’s been a good few years since I attended a session at the Turkish Baths and I’d forgotten the gloriousness of all of it. If you’re looking for a relaxing treat in Harrogate then the Turkish Baths are certainly somewhere that wants to be on your list.
The Royal Baths (the home of the Turkish Baths) were originally opened in 1897 and were said to be the most advanced centre for hydrotherapy in the world. The baths were a particular favourite of Queen Victoria’s grand-daughters. They are now one of only three Turkish Baths remaining in England that date back to the 19th Century, with their importance lying in their decoration, elaboration and rarity.