Posts Tagged ‘swimming pools’

North Woodside Baths, Glasgow

September 28, 2010

After great interest in the post on Victorian Baths, a friend sent me a link to the North Woodside in Glasgow.

It is currently part of the Glasgow Club, membership of which offers a variety of gyms, pools and other leisure facilities.

It’s a fully restored Victorian Baths with steam bath and sauna, like the Arlington and the Western, but unlike those baths the rich architectural history isn’t celebrated on the site. Judging by the interest in the Arlington’s recent Doors Open day, with over 1500 visitors over a weekend, the building and its interior is a big draw when it comes to a Victorian baths.



Scotland’s Victorian Swimming Baths

August 24, 2010

The Arlington Baths is Britain’s oldest private swimming club, having been originally designed by architect John Burnet, the father of Sir John James Burnet, in 1871.

The Baths is a private members club, run on a not-for-profit basis, with facilities for health, exercise and relaxation. The traditional Victorian premises house a 21 metre skylit swimming pool, a unique Turkish suite, free standing hot tubs and a bright, modern gymnasium.

The building and interior has an interesting architectural history, detailed on the baths’ website.