Beauty of Harrogate as Turkish Baths restored – The Yorkshire Post says

THE Harrogate of today is very different to the genteel spa town when people would flock to the town to experience the recuperative and healing powers of spring waters that were first discovered by William Slingsby in the late 16th century.

The newly-restored Turkish Baths remain a focal point of Harrogate. Photo: Simon Hulme.
The newly-restored Turkish Baths remain a focal point of Harrogate. Photo: Simon Hulme.

This explains, in part, the town’s longstanding reputation for elegance and excellence; one that has survived generational changes and the emergence, in recent times, of cycling as Harrogate’s raison d’etre.
But, given Harrogate’s heritage and enduring presence of iconic institutions like the world- famous Bettys tea rooms, it’s particularly timely, and welcome, that the town’s Turkish baths have been so lovingly restored in a major project so contemporary spa users can take advantage of this historic setting.

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As manager Christopher Mason, who has overseen the restoration scheme, says, the Royal Baths remain “intrinsic in keeping Harrogate a lovely place to live and work”. Long may this be the case.

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The newly-restored Turkish Baths remain a focal point of Harrogate. Photo: Simon Hulme