Introduction  

Dive Into Something Truly Unique
Hidden away in Bathwick, on the banks of the River Avon, are the Cleveland Pools, the country’s only surviving Georgian lido. It is historically unique and located in one of the most beautiful spots in Bath. Many thousands of local people have learned to swim here, enjoyed their weekends here, and brought their families to this idyllic place. Sadly the lido closed down in 1984.

The Cleveland Pools Trust, a registered charity, exists to restore and reclaim the pools for outdoor swimming. And now, thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Prince’s Regeneration Trust, English Heritage and Bath & North East Somerset Council, we are part way to raising the funding to make this dream a reality. We need your help to raise the remaining £400,000 by Autumn 2016 so work can begin by the end of next year. Find out more about how you can help here.

"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