In its heyday, Harrogate was known as ‘the English spa’ and a leading destination for European high society. This tradition continues to today with the Turkish Baths in the town centre and modern spa facilities at hotels like Rudding Park on the outskirts of town, the Dower House in Knaresborough and Swinton Park near Masham. Rudding Park won the prestigious international title of Hotel Spa of the Year in 2020 for its modern and luxurious facilities.
In the centre of Harrogate the Royal Pump Room Museum explains the history of town, its royal visitors and the treatments sought by the affluent. It is an experience to see and smell the waters from the strongest sulphur wells in Europe, walk through the promenade gardens and visit the original Turkish Baths as part of a pre-booked tour or for a spa treat.
The Turkish Baths Harrogate is the quintessential Harrogate spa experience, offering genuine Victorian Turkish baths surroundings and contemporary treatments. It is the most stunning environment in which to relax with intricate Italian mosaic floors and Islamic arches transporting you to the warmth of an exotic faraway dream.
The route through the baths takes you to a series of magnificently decorated rooms of increasing heat with tradition names: the Tepidarium (warm), the Calidarium (hot) and the Laconium (hottest). You also have access to the cold Plunge Pool, refreshing showers and the options of visiting the Steam Room or relaxing in the Frigidarium. This experience is sure to leave you cleansed, relaxed and invigorated.
Turkish Baths Harrogate is just one of the luxury spas continuing Harrogate’s reputation for relaxation and rejuvenation into another century.