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Royal Commonwealth Pool

22 Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh EH16 6RN, Scotland
+44 131 667 7211
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Morning swim

Good early morning swim. The pool does open very early, about 0530, but best to check website. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
hashtagstringvest
via mobile
No gold medal fi di omelette

Guh wid friends fi lunch, no sport ting. Had an omelette but it did too cooked an microwaved, dis... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
andil328
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London, United Kingdom
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22 Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh EH16 6RN, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good early morning swim. The pool does open very early, about 0530, but best to check website. It was Easter holiday so best before 0900 when it will get busier. Clean water and facilities. Great to swim 50 metres for a change. There is plenty...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guh wid friends fi lunch, no sport ting. Had an omelette but it did too cooked an microwaved, dis place gud fi di bambino pon di get fit ting but no gud fi omelette. Jah bless di omelette chef!

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This used to be well run in the 80's not so now. If it was privately owned it would have no doubt been closed down on grounds of health and safety , cause its Edinburgh leisure it no doubt gets a indefinite back pass to...More

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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Great to have swim in an Olympic pool. Diving facilities were amazing - dare you go off the 10m board? Staff were great, very helpful and polite. Only criticism of the place and hence lost one star - the pool was set up in lanes...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Went for national comp, staff were friendly and helpful, lack of seating in cafe area when a big event on. Many people sitting on floor to eat, parking is a nightmare car park really small for events. Venue was clean and tidy

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I go with my 4 year old to splash around and play. A small car park with no available spaces unless you are disabled in which case there are several. There's an overflow car park, unfortunately there's no system to tell you if the first...More

1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I always love to swim in 50m pool, so it was lucky to find one upon my visit in the city. It was easy access from the city centre by bus. Lanes are divided into 'slow' 'medium' and 'fast' and the swimming directions are different...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Visited here today for a swim. Waiting 40 mins for the kids pool which is fine. It's the holidays I understand it's going to be busy. The kids had a brilliant time... they loved the slide so I hope it's here to stay not just...More

1  Thank Saw2009
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

My husband and I are doing a sort of your of Scotland's best swimming pools (as seen in an independent article). While the Commonwealth is certainly a gorgeous place to view and the swimming facilities are fantastic the water is far too cold. Especially in...More

4  Thank Black H
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Have visited for a swim a number of times. The timetable varies a lot but have always been able to swim. This visit the pool was at 50 metres long and 2 metres deep. Plenty of space in the lanes. Like that the pool allows...More

3  Thank hashtagstringvest
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anya556
12 September 2017|
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Response from Ed L | Property representative |
We have communal changing which include communal and some private showers. We also have separate changing for women and men if you prefer. The separate male and female changing all have individual private showers.
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louisebell48
9 September 2017|
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Response from Ed L | Property representative |
This is very limited, the events are usually on at the weekends and so there is slightly more on street parking available as the regulations for parking are different.
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