Published: Tuesday, 15th August 2017

Exciting plans for the future of Harrogate's award winning Turkish Baths are to be considered by Harrogate Borough Council's Cabinet on Wednesday 23 August 2017.

The five year Turkish Baths Development Strategy aims to re-establish the Turkish Baths as a renowned heritage spa and wellness destination.

The exciting plans include the introduction of new services such as the creation of a 'wet spa and thermal space', traditional Hammam rub down area, and more beauty services such as a heritage nail bar. Other improvements would also be made to the changing facilities and relaxation areas, and the website, further enhancing the on-line booking facility.

New retail product lines will be introduced and ultimately the Turkish Baths will create its own label range of products.

Plans will also assess opportunities to expand the Turkish Baths to create a holistic spa and wellness centre.

Councillor Stanley Lumley, Harrogate Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Sport said: "There is a growing demand for spa and wellness experiences and it is important that we look at the current industry trends and evolve so that we stay one step ahead of the competition."

Chris Mason, Manager at the Turkish Baths said "The Turkish Baths Development Strategy looks at how we can continue to provide a unique experience underpinned by our fantastic heritage, whilst moving with the times and delivering experiences that our customers want, whilst helping to build the Harrogate brand on both the national and international stage."

For more information on the report on the Turkish Baths Development Strategy, which goes before Cabinet on Wednesday 23 August, go to