The Cleveland Pools is the country’s only surviving Georgian lido, hidden away in Bath, on the banks of the River Avon. Once a welcome respite from the heat of the city in the summer, Cleveland Pools was a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike until it closed in 1984. The Cleveland Pools Trust (CPT) is determined to bring these wonderful baths back to life again, with your help.

Once restored, Bath will be home to the world’s first naturally treated, heated, outdoor swimming pool.

Design Concept - Our design team has completed its concept plan of what Cleveland Pools may look like when they are reopened. Please view the plans. The final plans will be submitted for planning approval later this summer.

Public Appeal - The future of the Pools lies in the balance. Cleveland Pools Trust urgently needs to raise £600,000 in matched funding if we are to secure a Heritage Lottery Fund Stage 2 grant of £4.1m, which will fund the cost of the restoration.  Please support our Appeal.

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"We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Cleveland Pools Trust, Bath & North East Somerset Council and English Heritage to save these stunning and unusual Georgian open air pools. The re-development plans will see this remarkable piece of sporting heritage opened back up to the people of Bath, providing new facilities for the community and attracting new visitors to the area."
Ros Kerslake OBE - Chief Executive, Princes Regeneration Trust