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Royal Commonwealth Pool

22 Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh EH16 6RN, Scotland
+44 131 667 7211
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A national disgrace

This used to be well run in the 80's not so now. If it was privately owned it would have no doubt... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Another C
Huge pool, wonderful facilities, check the itinerary

Great to have swim in an Olympic pool. Diving facilities were amazing - dare you go off the 10m... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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6 days ago
“Huge pool, wonderful facilities, check the itinerary”
4 Jan 2018
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22 Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh EH16 6RN, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This used to be well run in the 80's not so now. If it was privately owned it would have no doubt been closed down on grounds of health and safety , cause its Edinburgh leisure it no doubt gets a indefinite back pass to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great to have swim in an Olympic pool. Diving facilities were amazing - dare you go off the 10m board? Staff were great, very helpful and polite. Only criticism of the place and hence lost one star - the pool was set up in lanes...More

Thank CampbellFamily_10
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Went for national comp, staff were friendly and helpful, lack of seating in cafe area when a big event on. Many people sitting on floor to eat, parking is a nightmare car park really small for events. Venue was clean and tidy

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I go with my 4 year old to splash around and play. A small car park with no available spaces unless you are disabled in which case there are several. There's an overflow car park, unfortunately there's no system to tell you if the first...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

I always love to swim in 50m pool, so it was lucky to find one upon my visit in the city. It was easy access from the city centre by bus. Lanes are divided into 'slow' 'medium' and 'fast' and the swimming directions are different...More

Thank Ketti22
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Visited here today for a swim. Waiting 40 mins for the kids pool which is fine. It's the holidays I understand it's going to be busy. The kids had a brilliant time... they loved the slide so I hope it's here to stay not just...More

1  Thank Saw2009
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

My husband and I are doing a sort of your of Scotland's best swimming pools (as seen in an independent article). While the Commonwealth is certainly a gorgeous place to view and the swimming facilities are fantastic the water is far too cold. Especially in...More

4  Thank Black H
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Have visited for a swim a number of times. The timetable varies a lot but have always been able to swim. This visit the pool was at 50 metres long and 2 metres deep. Plenty of space in the lanes. Like that the pool allows...More

3  Thank hashtagstringvest
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Not only diving but soft play, gym, vast spaces in the basement with all sorts of sports halls. Food is expensive though advise taking packed lunch if staying a while

Thank Duncan W
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Royal commonwealth gym had an upgrade this year in august and although on first look looks ok it has too much kit in it and a new multi function area in the middle that takes up to much space and if you go near it...More

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Ed L, Manager at Royal Commonwealth Pool, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Hi, Thank you for your feedback about our gym facilities at the Commonwealth Pool. As you say in your comment we did go through a large gym refurbishment this year and have installed state of the art equipment along with new flooring. It is a...More

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anya556
12 September 2017|
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Response from Ed L | Property representative |
We have communal changing which include communal and some private showers. We also have separate changing for women and men if you prefer. The separate male and female changing all have individual private showers.
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louisebell48
9 September 2017|
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Response from Ed L | Property representative |
This is very limited, the events are usually on at the weekends and so there is slightly more on street parking available as the regulations for parking are different.
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