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Droitwich Spa Lido, Droitwich
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The Droitwich Spa Lido is a lido in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England. It is one of the few remaining inland, open-air salt-water swimming pools in the UK.Brief historyThe Lido was originally built in the 1930s and the building features an art-deco style interior. The pool itself was filled with diluted brine, pumped from brine streams beneath the town. The salt in the water was strong enough to keep the water in the pool aseptic, without the need for additional chemicals such as chlorine.When the lido opened, it was marketed as the 'seaside come to Droitwich Spa', and the pool was heated to exactly the same temperature as the Mediterranean Sea.During the Second World War, the lido was closed, and its offices used by the military.ResurrectionThe lido continued to be a popular tourist attraction. Even after its closure at the end of the 1990s, people still travelled for miles just to see the once-popular pool.In late 2004, Wychavon District Council voted against the re-opening of the lido, which sparked a local campaign group to form, with the sole aim of seeing the lido restored. Called "Save a Lido Today" (SALT), the group put pressure on the various councils and even went so far as to provide a business plan.Use our Droitwich tourist route planner to visit Droitwich Spa Lido on your trip to Droitwich, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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I went a couple of times this summer as we've had some warm dry weather for a change. Lovely to swim outdoors. It was busy as expected early afternoon, but still possible to have a proper swim- they l... read more »
When we visited droitwich lido it was the half term holiday for the kids. This led to a massive que to get in. We waited over an hour. The lady at the till told me this was a very good waiting time as... read more »
This is perfect for a hot summers day but be warned the water is freezing!! And if you have children under 8 you have to be in the water with them! however it is as close as it gets to actually being ... read more »
Brings back some memorys of when I was a youngster and now I can bring my children happy times. Great place
Great cafe serving ice-cream and snacks. Panini and coffee were great
Amazing outdoor swimming. Wish they would open at Easter when the weather is actually good.
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