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Helmsley Open Air Swimming Pool

Baxtons Lane, Helmsley YO62 5HT, England
+44 1439 408010
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Super outdoor pool swim

My husband and I had a lovely swim in the outdoor 25 m pool today. We went to an adult only session... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sanb2016
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Cannot book!?? How on earth can anyone plan a day out here

Arrived to find pool fully booked all day. No favility to book online or by phone. Drove 40 miles... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Johnjohnjo
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Helmsley Open Air Pool operates from the middle of June until early September each year. It only closes because of the weather. It is one of very few outdoor pools left in England today. It is a bit tired but we love it and every year we resurrect it and open it to the public. Outdoor swimming is a great experience and really needs to be tried to appreciate it! You are advised to call ahead we travelling any distance to ensure the Pool is open. We also try and list any closures on the web site where you can also see our opening times, charges and a whole lot more!
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  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“lovely swim” (3 reviews)
“fun afternoon” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Baxtons Lane, Helmsley YO62 5HT, England
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+44 1439 408010
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I had a lovely swim in the outdoor 25 m pool today. We went to an adult only session and enjoyed our swim. That said the changing rooms are very very basic and don’t look as if they have had a deep...More

Thank sanb2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived to find pool fully booked all day. No favility to book online or by phone. Drove 40 miles. They said you have to arrive in the morning to book for later in the day. Impossible for anyone to ever visit unless you live or...More

2  Thank Johnjohnjo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on Friday evening at 5.30pm. Pool was empty, extremely clean, water warm and staff friendly. Had a lovely swim.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

trip advisor site says open today 1200 -1900 BUT pool is not open until end of May 2018. Impossible to contact trip advisor to tell them pool OK, trip advisor xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

This is a good alternative to the local pool and you dont get many opportunities to swim outdoors in the UK so for novelty value the kids love it. The facilities are a little rough around the edges but the pool is clean and the...More

3  Thank Matttad
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Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

We saw the signs for the pool when driving through Helmsley. So glad we did! A 5 minute walk from the town centre but also has plenty of parking. Paid around £4 to get in as an adult. The changing rooms are quite basic but...More

2  Thank amygromit
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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

Visited today with my parents, two swimmers and one 'spectator' (who was charged less). Paid around £12, very reasonable for a large, heated pool. Changing rooms are a little tired but storage boxes are provided to keep your belongings safe and dry which is useful!...More

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely couple of hours here having a picnic and swim on a lovely summer's day. The facilities are basic but who cares! Can get a little crowded but just check out the timetable. We thoroughly enjoyed having a swim on the moors!

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Intimate, friendly, warm and relaxing. Clearly still a work in progress, but a great swim at a great price.

Thank Martin E
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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Went to find where pool was the night before, the staff advised best time to swim and let me look at the pool. Went following day as advised, enjoyable open air swim, pool very clean. Changing rooms basic with outdoor showers. Lovely view of surrounding...More

Thank Debdrew9
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