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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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 (85°F). Open daily 27 May - 3 Sept 2017. Quiet swims for adults, inflatables sessions for kids, toddlers' paddling pool, midnight swims in peak season (1 July - 21 Aug inc 2017). Chute (swimmers only) open daily. Sheltered sun terraces, on-site cafe, ample free parking. Day tickets valid all day! 2017 prices: Adult £5.40, child/senior/student with ID/spectator £3.30, family £14.65. Midnight swims £7.10/£4.85/£18.40. Family 2+2 or 1+3. 12-session & season tickets also available.

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Nice to see it again!

Nice to see that it is still going. Closed over the Winter but nice to see that it is still as I remember and that it is being taken care of by the Volunteers who support... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
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glasgow
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152 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Nice to see that it is still going. Closed over the Winter but nice to see that it is still as I remember and that it is being taken care of by the Volunteers who support it. A history gem.

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Thank 2-guys-glasgow
ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Thank you 2-guys-glasgow! Hope you'll manage back when it is open - opening 27 May till 3 September inclusive in 2017. More 

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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely old fashioned concept of an outdoor pool that been there for years and well run and looked after, when we went in the summer it was really nice and everyone was having fun, bright colors and mins from the sea. Would recommend it for all ages .

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

Thank you! Hope you can manage again in 2017. Open 27 May - 3 Sept inclusive. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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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Fettercairn, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 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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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Bikerdolly2609 and welcome back this year! Midnight swims will again be on Wednesday evenings from 10pm (doors open 9.30pm) from Wed 6 July to Wed 16 Aug inclusive. More 

aberdeen
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Thank you for your review tillyg. Hope you can come back this summer! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. In fact, the pool is usually warmer then the western and mid parts of the Mediterranean! More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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
ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and hope you'll make the trip from Dundee more than once this summer! We open on 27 May and don't close until 3 September, so we hope you'll have plenty of time to come, and can stay all day at least once - tickets are valid all day, even if you come and go -... More 

Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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103 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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
ElmaMc, Public Relations Manager at Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't enjoy the Pool. We freely admit it's not for everyone. However, the Pool temperature is usually higher, or as high as, the Med. No, we can't control the weather - but we can guarantee fun. We say the Pool's "Cool when it's hot and fun when it's not!" More 

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