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Listed lido offers moonlit dips
Tinside is one of only 12 listed lidos in the UK
A Devon council is offering people the chance to relax at the end of a busy week with moonlit swims at a Grade II-listed lido.

Plymouth City Council is holding the Friday sessions from 2030 until 2200 at Tinside Lido with atmospheric music and an underwater light show.

The night-time swims are returning after a successful pilot last summer.

It is hoped the sessions, which are for adults only, will be extended to other nights if they prove popular.

Councillor Peter Smith said: "The moonlight swim will be a great chance to cool down after the working week and make the most of a warm summer evening."

The Grade II-listed lido was built at the forefront of Plymouth Hoe and opened in the 1930s. It is one of only 12 listed lidos in the UK.

It was closed in 1995 by the city council after the decision was taken that it was too expensive to repair.

However, it reopened in 2003 after a 3.3m restoration project.

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