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Stonehaven Open Air Swimming Pool

Queen Elizabeth Park, Stonehaven AB39 2RD, Scotland
01569 762134
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Stonehaven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: Huge, Olympic-size open air swimming pool and lido with clean sea water heated to 29°C (84°F). Open...
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Type: Water Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: 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 to be confirmed, but expected to be around: 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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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

a must see and go to when in Stonehaven. Its Art Deco its sea water and best of all its heated and has been enjoyed by locals and visitors for decades. i will be most surprised if you do not like it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The open air pool is a great thing to do whether you are visiting 'Stoney' or live locally. Not only is it good value for money it gives you a retro feel to how these sort of outdoor pools would have looked up and down the country generations ago. Great for all ages

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Laurencekirk, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is one not to be missed- its a fantastic pool with sea water at just the right temperature..........great day out and very good price for a family- you can spend the entire day at this place and either take a tasty picnic or eat from the cafe on site - at realistic prices and good quality food...

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Scotland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I used to come here as a child when I came to stay with my Gran in Inverbervie. The open-air pool has never lost its charm for me. I'm not as brave as I was for going down the big slide, although I see it's still a big hit with the younger visitors. On this visit (I came twice over... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Having lived in the area for almost 3 years, we felt guilty at never having visited the pool. Last Friday afternoon we put that to right and had a great swim. The outside temperature was a bleak early autumn day, but the pool is truly tropical sea water. It is a truly bizarre but pleasant experience. The pool is substantial,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Warm water but cold wind made this a truly open air experience. Loads of lifeguards on duty for a pool of this size (comforting when you're there with two increasingly water confident little brats). Clean warm changing rooms. Reasonably priced. All good. Will be back.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Huge pool, lovely and warm, a great experience and well worth visiting if you are in the area. The changing facilities aren't exactly world class, but they are clean and spacious. Plenty of parking around but you might still find it tricky to get a space as the pool is very popular.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great pool thats dated but with character. Great fun on both visits, cafe with poolside servery and chairs, tables and loungers for spectators.

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

Delighted you enjoyed your visits and hope to see you back soon. And yes, dated.....but then the Pool is 80 years old! More 

Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Warm salt water pool and paddling pool. Kids enjoyed slide into the deep end. Nice chips from the café (£1.50 a portion). Inflatable put up across the pool at 2pm. Queue for this was slow going. Kids under 8 have a swim test - swim 2 widths of pool and be able to tread water in deeper water although lifeguard... More 

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

Sorry you found the swoopee inflatable slow-going; as you no doubt saw, the kids queue up to get their shot and on busy days the queue can be long. And apologies that your wee one had to do the swim test twice - inevitably, lifeguards can be distracted by other things happening in the pool. Hope you'll be back and... More 

Scotland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Warm in the water but felt the pool itself and changing rooms were not as clean as they should be. Wear footwear esp in the toilets!

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

That's really disappointing that toilets and changing rooms were not clean on the day you visited. It would be useful for us to know what date (and ideally also time of day) this happened if you don't mind contacting us through our website www.stonehavenopenairpool.co.uk or Facebook page (Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool) to let us know. Should this happen again,... More 

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