Now over 50 years old, the Commonwealth Pool is among Scotland’s most iconic leisure centres. From hosting the Commonwealth Games in 1970 and in 2014 to playing an integral role in keeping Edinburgh active on a daily basis, the Commonwealth Pool has it all. We’re proud to have a top-spec gym, the city’s only 50-metre pool and a whole host of other spaces you can stay active. 

The Royal Commonwealth Pool is also home to a newly installed 'Poolpod'. The submersible lift creates an inclusive swimming environment for people with long-term health conditions, disabilities and rehabilitation needs. 

The Commonwealth Pool is easily accessible by public transport, car and even by bike, so you can warm up on your way here! We also run a successful coaching programme. Read more about this here.

You can book an activity at the Royal Commonwealth Pool online or via our mobile app for Android or iOS by creating or logging in to your booking account. 


Whether you are a member, have an Edinburgh Leisure discount card or a Pay as You Go account, you'll be able to access and enjoy all the activities available at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. Any problems see our step by step guide to booking classes.

 Please read our Booking Terms & Conditions before booking.


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We are really looking forward to bringing the summer fun to our centres across the city this year. We have clubs, sports coaching, swimming, tennis, climbing, gymnastics, Clip 'n Climb and so much more over the holidays.


Whether you are looking for week long 9am - 5pm holiday clubs, with early drop off from 8am and late pick up until 6pm, or just to keep the kids active and learn a new skill for a few hours each day, we have you covered. Take a look here to find out more or book now!