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In pictures: Clifton Lido reopens

Clifton Lido

The Grade II listed Clifton Lido, which has been shut for 18 years, reopened on Monday following a 2m facelift.

Clifton Lido

Jonathon Bradshaw, who is planning to swim across the Atlantic from Cape Cod to Ireland, was the first in the pool.

Clifton Lido

BBC Radio Bristol's Ben Prater also got the chance to have a swim in the pool which is heated by solar power.

Clifton Lido

The revamped lido also includes a new spa and restaurant which overlooks the pool.

Clifton Lido

The lido, designed by Bristol architect Richard Shackleton-Pope in 1850, has seen many campaigns to preserve it.

Clifton Lido

It closed in 1990 and in the following 18 years a campaign was fought to stop it being demolished.

Clifton Lido

Planning permission to restore the site to its former glory was granted to new owners, the Glass Boat Company, in 2007.




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