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“Nice atmosphere but run down” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of City Pool - CLOSED

City Pool
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere but run down”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

The main attraction is the friendliness of the staff and other swimmers. On the downside the place needs a major refurbishment. The pool is well past its sell by date and it is no small wonder that Newcastle Council has revealed plans to close the City Pool. Nevertheless I like the place as on a Tuesday morning there is no problems with crowding and everyone is very courteous.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank ashers2206
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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“water way to relax”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

had a day at the city pool, very relaxing with a sauna and swim. the place was very clean and tidy, had a sandwich while relaxing after a short swim and sauna. iI felt realy relaxed clean and refreshed.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank joseph c
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Sunderland, United
Level Contributor
50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent with a package”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012

If you get one of the active Newcastle cards this is great value and the hot stone massage is very good for £15. Sauna and steam room facilites good and pool is a decent size but can get very crowded at times.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Pault1234
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Amazing Building, Fantastic Turkish Bath”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2011

The City Pool is a swimming pool operated by Newcastle City Council. It is very conveniently located in the City Centre, and is very popular with the locals. You can just pop in there in your lunch time.
There are two pools inside, although one of them is often closed for training. The building is very beautiful, and is worth a visit even if you do not plan to take a splash.
My favourite is the Turkish Bath, where you can lounge about and relax in the steam rooms for a couple of hours. There is a whirlpool as well. You are also allowed to use the swimming pool.
We normally go with my girlfriends and spend a couple of hours chatting and relaxing there. We normally get thrown out at closing time.
The only criticism I could perhaps mount, is that is women and men can go on alternate days, so I cannot take my husband there.

Visited December 2010
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Newcastle upon Tyne
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful Turkish Baths - best experienced nude!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2009

I'd never been to a Turkish Bath until this year. I was looking for somewhere for our naturist (nudist) group to meet during the cold winter months. What a gem it is. You feel like you're in an opulent 1930s club, with dark panelled walls and leather couches. However, I can't imagine why anyone would want to sit in the heat whilst wearing a swimming costume. Unfortunately that's exactly what you have to do during public sessions.
Much better to come to the naturist evenings organised by Three Rivers Outdoor Club. www.nudeswims.co.uk. You won't want to wear a costume again!

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