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Temple Cowley Pools - CLOSED

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The pool is now closed

The Temple Cowley Pools and gym have be permanently closed as of the end of 2014 and sold off to a... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2015
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Local rec centre

I go to the gym here and have noticed signs that the pool heaters are sometimes on the fritz... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2013
canada / uk
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good22%
  • Average34%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible22%
15 Apr 2015
“The pool is now closed”
10 Apr 2014
“Apalling 'service', Apalling sauna.”
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Temple Cowley Library Temple Road | Cowley, Oxford OX4 2EZ, England
+44 1865 467110
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

The Temple Cowley Pools and gym have be permanently closed as of the end of 2014 and sold off to a developer (I believe). Too bad as despite some reviews, it was an institution in the Cowley community and a cool looking, albeit old pool.

Date of experience: November 2014
2  Thank ClarissaS247
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I made a visit to this disgusting flea pit today to become a member so I could take a sauna. On arrival, I was ignored while members were ushered past me. I waited while a woman asked questions about her child's swim times. Fair enough,...More

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank kieran d
Reviewed 13 January 2014

The Cowley Pools offer a good range of classes and facilities. However, the staff are not well informed and give misleading information to clients (my family wasted a whole evening as a result of this). When I mentioned at the front desk that they should...More

Date of experience: January 2014
2  Thank DianaOxford
Reviewed 13 March 2013

A very functional pool, but now much past its prime and threatened with closure. The pools are in dire need of a refit and refurb, but closing them down would probably result in the land being sold off. A sad state of affairs, as Oxford...More

2  Thank VB543
Reviewed 8 February 2013

I go to the gym here and have noticed signs that the pool heaters are sometimes on the fritz. Apparently the pool is going to be replaced soon and maintenance is increasing. That said, if you're looking for something inexpensive and local to do with...More

Date of experience: February 2013
1  Thank canuckabroad10
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Not sure it should be listed as an attraction but if you're in the area and fancy some exercise it has a good pool, decent gym and some good classes. An asset to the community.

Date of experience: October 2012
2  Thank paula_coutts
Reviewed 31 August 2012 via mobile

A good place for all ages to go swimming. Have baby/toddler sessions which you have to book for as they get very busy. Lovely groups though and the lady who runs them is lovely and relaxes you enough to let go of your baby for...More

1  Thank Emma W
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Nice enough gym, cold pool which needs some maintenance.

Date of experience: April 2011
Thank Starsky1984
Reviewed 7 September 2010

Fantastic building representing the best that Oxford can offer in architecture. The pools are to die for - spa heaven. Service with a smile and lots of lockers. You can't go wrong.

6  Thank Mini-breaker
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