Start at the Arlington Baths Club5 min
St Jude's Church48 s
Home of William Sloan, founder5 min
Home of Donald Matheson, founder5 min
Home of William Graham2 min
Home of Archibald Colville, founder4 min
Home of Robert Dalglish, director of the Glasgow Swimming Baths Company5 min
Home of J. S. Higginbotham, calico printer, member of the Committee of Management4 min
2 Queen's Terrace (now 123 W Prince's Street), home of F. W. Allan, founding director3 min
Formerly 11 Queen's Terrace, home of the Perry family4 min
Back to our origins1 min
Welcome to the Arlington Baths Club 150th Anniversary Walk.
In 1870 a group of prosperous, and mainly young, businessmen met to discuss the idea of building an indoor “Swimming Pond”.
On this walk we will introduce you to some of these men, their families and the houses they inhabited.
Hear more about the Baths, the first privately-owned bathing club in Europe, the architects and builders, and the thriving businesses that drove Glasgow at the time.