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Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool

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Address: | Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven AB39 2RD, Scotland
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+44 1569 762134
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Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water...

Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water heated to 29°C (84°F). Open daily 30 May - 6 September 2015. Quiet swims for adults, fun sessions for kids, toddlers' paddling pool, midnight swims during peak season (4 July - 19 Aug inc 2015). Also peak season Funday Sunday afternoon games and competitions for kids. Sheltered sun terraces, on-site cafe, ample free parking. Day tickets are valid all day! 2015 prices: Adult £5.30, child/senior £3.20, family £14.35. Midnight swims £6.90/£4.75/£18.00. 12-session & season tickets also available.

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well maintained!

This is a gem in Stonehaven, especially if you get a beautiful warm & sunny day! Lots of space and apparatus available for all age and swimming levels. They even supply loungers!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always good to go to reasonable prices and good other local amenities close by do lots to do for a day out

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gem in Stonehaven, especially if you get a beautiful warm & sunny day! Lots of space and apparatus available for all age and swimming levels. They even supply loungers!

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Thank Brandyvenus
Fettercairn, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my sister and Nephews for a day out in Stonehaven. I was still quite new to Aberdeen so was exploring. It was a glorious day, the queue was massive but we all so wanted to go. When wr got in ut was awesome, quite basic but hey!!! It was probably very modern when it was built. It was... More 

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Thank Bikerdolly2609
aberdeen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This Art Deco outdoor pool is certainly worth a visit. The pool is heated and very clean in all the areas. They have late night swims available and to swim there under the stars is quite an experience

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Thank tillyg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Went with a couple of friends. Assault course in the middle of the pool was excellent fun. Helps that the pool is heated

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Thank Elliot N
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Many who enjoyed summer holidays as I did in Scotland in the 1960s and early 70s will remember the various outdoor pools fondly. Our family holidays were spent in Troon, Girvan and Ayr, spending many happy hours in the (now closed) pools at Troon and Prestwick. When I went down the chute at Stonehaven this year I was no longer... More 

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Thank anneglasg0w
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

What a find. Worth the round trip from Dundee. Would have spent all day here if I'd had the time. Great little cafe, water comfortably warm, clean and bright. Surprisingly uncrowded.

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Thank tufffluff
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The pool is run by volunteers and what a superb job they do. Keep up the great work and maintain this fabulous Victorian heritage and custom.

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Thank Gavin M
ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, Gavin M. However, the Friends of the Pool - the volunteers - don't actually run the Pool. We do work hard to enhance, maintain and promote the Pool - that means a lot of hard scrubbing, scraping and painting to ensure it looks its best for opening each year at the end of May... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

the water's salty. It's in scotland. If the pool temperature is OK, you can bet your last gallion it'll be windy.

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Thank Cora_the_conqueror
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It was so nice to take my grandsons to swim in water which was warm and didn't smell of chlorine! Finding an outdoor heated pool is like going back to my childhood and the fact that it's crystal clear, clean seawater is the icing on the cake. It's ideal for a family outing with deep and shallow sections, terraces for... More 

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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Thank you so much CRANNALAIRD. Your kind comments make all the hard work put in by the Friends of the Pool and Aberdeenshire Council's excellent staff all worthwhile. Hope to welcome you back with your grandsons again in 2017. More 

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