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Address: Victoria Road, Chester CH2 2AU, England
Phone Number: +44 1244 380444
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Sadly past its best

I remember the excitement of going for a swim at the Northgate Arena when it first opened some decades ago. Sadly, nothing much seems to have been updated since. The plastic... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin H
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Mold, United Kingdom
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Mold, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I remember the excitement of going for a swim at the Northgate Arena when it first opened some decades ago. Sadly, nothing much seems to have been updated since. The plastic palm trees look a bit weather beaten and the small 'islands' that are dotted around the pools all have signs on them saying Keep Off. They have added a... More 

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Thank Kevin H
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good swimming pool with a slide for the older children. Caters well for all swimming ages and abilities. Took the whole family, including our 5 month old baby, how ever the pool was very cold so he wasn't able to tolerate it for very long.

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Thank Katie T
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I have to start by saying I only use the gym, but in doing so I use the changing room, entrance, lockers and cafe. To put my review in context I have had membership of all the best private clubs, David Lloyd etc and several private squash clubs. The Northgate is clean, tidy and well maintained. While the changing areas... More 

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Thank Paul C
Barcelona, Spain
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

I can only comment on the swimming pool as I haven't used the rest of the facilities. Basically it has the potential to be a nice family pool, but unfortunately has been neglected. It looks as if it hasn't had a penny spent on it in years and in fact has hardly changed since it opened in the 70s. As... More 

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1 Thank Jim T
Widnes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times before and enjoyed visit but today water was very salty and when swimming could taste the water. Also strong ammonia smell in changing room. Floors were dirty and baskets to leave clothes in were dirty to. My son fell of bench backwards and banged head. We asked member of staff for ice pack and we... More 

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2 Thank nic330011
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Great time with kids. They love the slides and it caters for the young less confident swimmers to the confident kids who love the deep end.

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Thank Gail S
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Decided to take are little 3yr old swimming. Firstly I was shocked by the price £21 for 2 adults, a 3yr old and a pair of arm bands. But hey it Bern a while since we had been so just thought we were out of touch with the prices. The changing rooms were clean enough but the pool is pretty... More 

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Thank Lizzy B
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Not only was it very dirty the staff are rude and not helpful , went here years ago and it still hasn't changed its very dated needs new staff who should clean and do there job proper one staff member who harassed us called Fiona should be fired very miserable !!! Won't be returning because of her

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

If your going to the gym to just use the cable machines this is fine. But if u need free weights and bars this is a nightmare as only one bar unless us ring a smith machine. They could extent the gym into other areas to allow for a specific free weights area but doubt they would. Other facilities are... More 

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Thank Steve P
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Prestatyn and thought we'd take a drive into Chester, take our 18 month old for a swim, then into the town a wander. We arrived at 10am on a Friday morning only to be told adults only till 12 o'clock. We were not amused so left and didn't return. From what I saw though it's very... More 

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