Turkish Baths @ Portobello Swim Centre

Housed within the splendid Victorian swim centre located on the promenade in Edinburgh’s seaside suburb of Portobello, these are the last remaining publicly open original ‘hot-air’ Turkish baths left in Scotland and are well worth a visit.

A trip to these Moorish-influenced baths is guaranteed to help you relax and unwind  It’s recommended to begin in the steam room, where the high humidity will open pores, penetrate the respiratory system and help to ease those tense muscles and any aches and pains.

Then work your way through three progressively hotter chambers from the tepidarium (warm), calidarium (hot) and laconium (hottest). Then if you are feeling brave enough, you can really stimulate the system with a quick dip into the icy cold plunge pool before repeating the cycle as often as you wish before cooling down in the frigidarium. Not bad value for £7.20!

The baths are run by Edinburgh Leisure. For opening times and exclusions check their website at the link below.

Edinburgh Leisure’s website

Address: 57 Promenade, EH15 2BS

Phone: +44 131 669 6888

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