People Swimming in the Men's First Class Pool at Victoria Baths in Manchester, which is having an open swim day to raise funds for restoration work. - Image ID: J4XR5T

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Victoria Baths

Top choice in Manchester

Designed to be the grandest baths in Britain when they opened in 1906, this Grade II–listed Edwardian classic retains much of its former grandeur despite being left virtually derelict for more than 30 years. A laborious restoration of its three pools, Turkish bath and the stunning art nouveau decor is underway, and the governing trust runs excellent, hour-long guided tours of the building every Wednesday.

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