Jubilee Pool, Cornwall
The UK is home to plenty of amazing beaches, but you don't have to head to the sea to enjoy an outdoor dip this Summer, as these cool lidos, swimming lakes, and outdoor pools prove. Set in beautiful grounds, national parks, and historic locales, these outdoor swimming venues let you feel the fresh air on your skin while getting a pretty good workout in. They're also the ideal place to cool off each time the UK sizzles in another heatwave.
With swimming opportunities like this on home turf, plus charming cities and scenic train rides, a staycation's never been more appealing. From Cumbria and Cheshire in the north, through Worcestershire in the Midlands, to Cornwall and Sussex in the south, we've got all the details on where you can enjoy a splash under the sun. Wherever you're based, find a pool, lake, or lido near you that'll satisfy your al fresco swimming craving with these 18 outdoor swimming destinations.