|This pool opened in the 1800's and for a while was the largest municipal pool in England. Many Victorian features make this a place full of atmosphere and character, such as men's and women's changing down either side of the pool, and little stairs into the pool instead of steps. Very helpful and friendly staff. The pool is very good for laps. Parking may be a bit difficult, especially on shopping days, but is near several main bus routes. Sports hall next door for badminton, etc.