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Rothesay's Victorian Toilets

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Address: The Pier, Rothesay, Scotland
Phone Number: 01700504754
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One of my favourites in Rothesay

This is a splended example of what the Victorians achieved. The interior of the Gents is magnificient with walls entirely clad in decorative ceramic tiles, ornately patterned in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a splended example of what the Victorians achieved. The interior of the Gents is magnificient with walls entirely clad in decorative ceramic tiles, ornately patterned in rows. The floors are designed with ceramic mosaic, glass sided cisterns feed water to the the tall grand urinals through shining copper pipes. Its pobable the most impressive surviving late Victorian public... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I thought 30p was a bit expensive to use the Ladies, but as I walked out and saw through to the Gents (unoccupied) it, I would have been happy to have paid double. The gents' urinals are completely as they were built and just shout 'Victorian grandeur'. Unfortunately, the 'ladies' side is not so 'original' but there is a row... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

These have to be the best surviving Victorian loos in Britain. the gents is superb, from the chain flush wooden seated loos with Deluge Adamant technology to the fish tanks constantly serving the marble urinals along the walls and in a central wheel. The floor is mosaic and the walls tiled. Fab! Wish I was a bloke and could use... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

An interesting tourist attraction/facility. After reading all about it online, I couldn't resist a peak inside once there. A complete step back in time, worth spending a penny!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Magnificent example of Victoriana. Today's architects should take note. This alone makes the trip to Bute worthwhile.

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Frome
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

These toilets are beside the ferry terminal and I needed to spend a penny interesting toilet and worth a quick look, However the entrance is 30p so do not do what I did and not take any money, however the caretaker was very kind and allowed me in and then I returned with my 30p.

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The gents are lovely Victorian loos, the ladies are boring and modern! Worth paying 30p for a look at how toilets used to be built. Plus if you need a wee, you can do that too :) If you are of the female persuasion the lady will tell you if the gents is free from those male beings that may... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Who would think a visit to a toilet would be recommended!but on our visit this is what I was told a must. You do have to pay 30p but well worth it for the condition it is kept in (the men's are nicer than the ladies and you can view them ( if no.one is in because they are in... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Whether your a chap needing the facilities or looking for a superb example of toilet history these are worth a visit.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Luxury toilet visit, worth spending a penny. If your a lady, ask to see the men's side as this is the most ornate part.

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