Edinburgh Turkish Baths, Princes Street:
hot room, and cooling-room with plunge pool

Hot roomPlunge pool


Hot room

Cooling-room with plunge pool

The first hot room had a central raised platform and several smaller ones round the outside of the room for bathers to recline on. Glass doors and a central glass screen divided it from the cooling-room, with the plunge pool straddling the two rooms allowing bathers to swim underwater below the dividing screen.

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