You wouldn’t expect to find the oldest of the very few Victorian bathing complexes left in the world in Glasgow, but it is true: The Arlington Baths Club has been based in an A listed building in the West End of Glasgow since 1870. Inside the historical building, whose original form was designed by architect John Burnet Senior, you can find what came to set an example for several other baths that were build afterwards: a 21-metre sky-lit swimming pool with traditional functioning trapeze and travelling rings, historic full-surround power showers, steam room and saunas, Victorian slipper baths and hot tubs, as well as the diamond of the baths, a serene Victorian Turkish Suite. These days a state-of-the-art gymnasium in an airy Victorian loft and a range of classes and massages heightens the experience for its visitors.
The unique venue will be hosting two fascinating talks with Ringwood authors as part of Book Week Scotland. On the 22nd of November three of Ringwood’s talented authors will talk about Scottish Identity, and on the 24th of November another three talented Ringwood authors will discuss unconventional ideas of family. Both events will be accompanied by tours through the Baths. Find more information here: