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Chalice Well, Glastonbury

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An active well for over 2000 years, Chalice Well embodies the peace and solace of its unique location in the Vale of Avalon. The well and its surrounding meditation garden offer visitors a chance to reflect and drink in (literally) the area's fabled history. The well cover, designed by church architect and archaeologist Frederick Bligh Bond, represents the overlap between inner and outer worlds and symbolizes the atmosphere here. Quiet your thoughts in one of the sitting areas or take a relaxed stroll through the grounds. Don't forget to bring a bottle so you can sample the waters from this famous source. On summer evenings, enjoy poetry, music, and other performances in the candlelit gardens. If you're interested in delving further, look at the schedule of workshops and retreats. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Chalice Well and many more Glastonbury attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Glastonbury vacation tool .
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  • The chalice well itself, with its blood-red, iron-rich waters, is a place of great tranquility and beauty, and I was glad we had made the unexpectedly long walk from the centre of Glastonbury to visit...  more »
  • Very nice ... very nice and with a very unique air, the country in which it is situated is imbued with a particular character ... ... beautiful sources, the well and the gardens
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  • i was brougth here with the Tour i took of Glastonbury and was just so speebound by the energy of the place and the Well at the 1st level it formed pools of what i perceived as 8 ....flow and abundana...  more »
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  • I really loved it here so tranquil. Drank the water from the well.Nice small gift shop and beautiful gardens. I will definitely visit again.
  • created as part of the resurgence of a Pagan Spirituality in the twentieth century this is a place of pilgrimage for many. There is a retreat centre attached to the well and enchanting gardens surrounding it. There is a small entrance fee. It is a shortish walk from the centre of the town and next to the footpath which ascends the Tor. Together with the White Spring across Well Lane it forms the core of the sacred heart of Glastonbury
  • We had heard some very positive feedback and made it a must do on our holiday to the area.The welcome from the front desk was polite and informative. Unfortunately whilst the walk around and the sitting was pleasant. The overall noise by younger visitors and hogging of the foot cooling and reflective area effectively negated us sitting in the space.It was being used as a meeting place,where a cafe could have suited as a space to discuss trivia. that combined with external elements such as traffic made it feel less serene. Would it not be possible to have signs saying quiet space. Perhaps offer a mat for sitting on to enable reflective meditation. We were left disappointed as we were unable to experience it in the way described in the printed statement.
  • Pleasant and peaceful gardens. Nothing spectacular but a good place to get away for a quiet hour or two. £4.30 entrance fee.
  • Fairyland very beautiful and quiet place for meditation. Good facilities and fantastic shop

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