A fresh new look for Britain’s oldest lido, Cleveland Pools

08th February, 2021

Cleveland Pools is the UK’s oldest public lido. Built in 1815, it boasts a series of outdoor swimming pools and a Georgian crescent of changing rooms in an idyllic location nestled amongst nature on the banks of the River Avon in Bath. Through the centuries the pools fell into disrepair, but after a 17 year campaign to save the Pools, the community charity focused on restoring the pools have been awarded a £4.7 million grant by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to bring this wonderful heritage site back into use as a community pool. Construction work will begin in Spring 2021, with the first swim planned for 2022. On reopening it will be a fantastic swimming facility for the community of Bath and beyond. You can follow the progress of Cleaveland Pools on their website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and donate to the redevelopment here.