Cleveland Pools

Cleveland Pools
Hampton Row

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Cleveland Pools

Cleveland Pools is the UK’s oldest public outdoor swimming pool. Built in 1815, the site first opened as a river fed pool, followed by a colourful history through the Victorian era to its heyday in the 1970s.

The entrance to the Pools is between two houses. The path is quite narrow and leads to a very steep slope. Light is low in this area. There is a handrail on both sides and the floor surface is tarmac.

There is an accessible toilet to the left of the kiosk service area which includes baby change facilities. This has handrails, a wash basin, hand-dryer, toilet and emergency cord.

A sensory map and further information is available on the Pools website:

We kindly ask you not to drive to the Pools to park or drop off unless you have a mobility issue. All the streets surrounding the Pools are residents parking only.

Walking: The Pools are just under a mile from Bath Abbey, and just over a mile from Bath Spa train station. It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk to the site from the city centre or from Larkhall.

Bus: You can get the 734 bus to Forester Avenue, which is just a four minute walk from the pools. Alternatively, you can get buses to the Forester Road stop on Beckford Road, and walk six minutes to the pools. These are:

11 Bathcity; 94; 734; D1 Discover; X84

Bike: There are a limited number of bicycle racks on site and some nearby at the edge of the canal. We are working with Bath and North East Somerset Council and the Canal and Rivers Trust (CRT) to try to make additional spaces available off site.

Disabled access: There are two disabled parking bays for blue badge holders at the entrance to the pools.