Royal Commonwealth Pool


Royal Commonwealth Pool

European Diving Championships

Nestled below Edinburgh’s famous landmark Arthur’s Seat, the Royal Commonwealth Pool has staged many major diving and aquatic events since it was first opened back in 1970 including three Commonwealth Games – in 1970, 1986 and 2014. The award winning Grade A listed building will host divers competing from heights of 1, 3 and 10 meters.


Venue Accessibility

The venue has a variety of accessible seating options available for spectators. These include:

Wheelchair accessible areas: Each purchased wheelchair accessible ticket will be entitled to one complimentary companion seat next to the wheelchair space.

Easy Access Seating for spectators who, for whatever reason, would like to be seated near the entrance/exit or toilet facilities. Where eligible a companion ticket will be complimentary.

Anywhere in venue seating for spectators who don’t need easy access seating but require a companion; where eligible the companion ticket will be complimentary.

Eligibility for complimentary companion ticket is based on ticket holder having one of the following items

  • DLA/PIP award at middle or higher rate for care/mobility
  • DLA/PIP award at middle or high rate for care/mobility
  • National Entitlement card with the carer element C1
  • Recognised companion cards for cinema/theatre
  • Registered blind/deaf

The venue also has accessible toilets and an induction hearing loop system.
Assistance dogs are welcome in the venue and a dog rest area will be available.
A limited number of blue badge parking spaces will be available in RCP car park on a first come first served basis.

Nearest railway station: Waverley Station
Bus Routes: Frequent services by Lothian Buses 2, 14, 30, 33 and 48 with stops nearby.
Nearest car park: St Leonards Street Car Park.

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