The Cleveland Pools: Britain’s Oldest Open-Air Swimming Baths
The above is a photo of the Cleveland Pools during the 1960s. The oldest surviving open-air swimming baths in the UK are set to be fully restored and reopened to the public.
The Grade II listed Cleveland Pools – a 200-year-old Georgian lido in Bath, Somerset – has secured funding of £4.1 million, including a development grant of £366,200, from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The restoration project, run by community group The Cleveland Pools Trust, will conserve the Georgian features and upgrade the facilities to allow for year-round swimming and other activities.