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The best outdoor pools and lidos for a summer swim in the UK

With hot weather on the way, why not cool off in one of these pools or lidos?

From seaside swimming in Gourock to a brine pool in Cheshire, these are the best lidos and pools to cool down in this summer.

This fresh water pool is heated and has gained increasing popularity over the years with fun days and aquathons bringing in thousands of visitors of the summer.

1. New Cumnock Community Open Air Pool, Ayrshire

This fresh water pool is heated and has gained increasing popularity over the years with fun days and aquathons bringing in thousands of visitors of the summer.
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Nothing says British summer like a 20-metre outdoor pool in the heart of a country retreat. Relax on the loungers and listen to the nature all around, or take a plunge into the refreshing pool to cool off.

2. Eastwell Manor, Kent

Nothing says British summer like a 20-metre outdoor pool in the heart of a country retreat. Relax on the loungers and listen to the nature all around, or take a plunge into the refreshing pool to cool off.
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Located in a private courtyard, the Feversham Arms outdoor pool is the ultimate oasis for those looking to relax and cool down.

3. Feversham Arms, North Yorkshire

Located in a private courtyard, the Feversham Arms outdoor pool is the ultimate oasis for those looking to relax and cool down.
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Located in Hampshires New Forest, the Macdonald Elmers Court hotel has a picture perfect pool.

4. Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel, Hampshire

Located in Hampshires New Forest, the Macdonald Elmers Court hotel has a picture perfect pool.
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