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Chalice Well, Glastonbury

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#2 of 7 in Historic Sites in Glastonbury
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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  • it would be so relaxing if you couldn't hear building works and traffic now. the place is rather small but very refreshing and has a lot of seating areas. perfect to contemplate, eat a sandwich or talk to the squirrels. lots of nice flowers here too. 4.40 per person
  • Beautiful, sacred gardens. Very peaceful way to spend a few hours on a rainy Monday afternoon. Being a 'mobile free zone' forces you to just meander around, contemplate life & the world, and just be at one with spirit and nature. Simply divine place.
  • They have recently moved the shop into a larger location inside the Chalice Gardens which is great. I love the chalice well essences. It is a wonderful meditative garden and a nice place to visit.
  • Wow... after reading, studying and walking, you finally come here in a place, rich of peace, to see the Well of the Holy Graal. When the Well is open, you can just see inside, a little green coming out from the top... but thinking of all you learned, it helps to appreciate this special magic peaceful place. Then try to drink the 'strong ironed' Red Water, following the instructions of the legend... it is another way of experience. Very nice and cute place.
  • Expensive just for to see a nice garden. If you like gardening maybe you can appreciate better than me the place... But I enjoy a lot more walking around the town, through the shop of the main Street.
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