Last Alteration: Friday 27 May 2016

Lido Ponty

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51°36'05"-03°20'19" show decimal

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Lido Ponty
Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, CF37 4PE

The Lido in Pontypridd was originally built in 1927, and was a popular swimming venue, which also saw one of its lifeguards Jenny James train there before going on to become the first Welsh person to swim the English Channel in 1951.

Known as the Ynysangharad Park Swimming Pool in later times, it fell into disuse in the 21st Century, but after a £6.m restoration it reopened in August 2015, rebranded as the Lido Ponty.

How to get here:

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Rail: Pontypridd - Exit the station onto the High Street, then head north, crossing the Broadway. As you pass Mill Street, turn right and then cross the river to the park. The swimming pool is to the north. +

Where to walk to next?

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Taff Street (Smith And Jones). No route recorded to this location.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Market Street (Smith And Jones, The Stolen Earth): 0.09 miles.

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Tyfica Crescent (Smith And Jones): 0.26 miles.

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St Matthew's Church (Dead Man Walking): 0.52 miles.

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University of Glamorgan (School of Sciences) (Smith And Jones): 0.91 miles.

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Glyntaff Cemetery (Random Shoes, Fragments): 0.98 miles.

In the News:

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5 Mar 2012: e-architect - Pontypridd Lido, Wales : Welsh Swimming Pool Building

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10 Feb 2016: BBC News - "Pontypridd Ynysangharad Park lido to stay free in 2016"

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25 Mar 2016: Wales Online - "Here's what happened when Pontypridd Lido opened for Easter to launch the new 2016 season"

Notable photos/media relating to the location:

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Gathering the Jewels - Photo of the swimming pool

Further links about the location:

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RCTCBC - Lido Ponty website

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Y Celteiddwyr - Information about the pool

Related Stories

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