The Chalice Well, also known as the Red Spring, is a well situated near the summit of Chalice Hill, a small hill next to Glastonbury Tor in Glastonbury, Somerset, England. The natural spring and surrounding gardens are owned and managed by the Chalice Well Trust (registered charity no. 204206), founded by Wellesley Tudor Pole in 1959.
Research by Exeter University School of Geology in 2009 found that the Chalice Well is fed by a deep aquifer in the lower levels of the Pennard Sands.
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Anna Morelle-Grey | Mar 14, 2018
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.
Jesus Monera | Mar 9, 2018
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.
Chris Hollett | Feb 10, 2018
Red spring tasted okay but nothing remarkable. White spring tasted like sheep use it as a toilet. Pretty gardens, but no more “spiritual” than anywhere else in the world. It’s quite popular with miserable people who think they can impose their arbitrary rules on a public place that they want to be “spiritual” in. Hint: If you won’t tolerate kids playing (their natural state of being) you have NO chance at being “at one with the universe”. However, it’s still a pretty garden and worth a short visit.
Jane High | Feb 14, 2018
My father in law has bought me a years membership as a welcome to Glastonbury present. It was beautiful on a cold February day, so I look forward to my visits through all the seasons. The gift shop was lovely and the toilets are very welcome.
Aldo Campanelli | Mar 1, 2018
Quite a mistycal experience. I've been here after being in the White Spring Temple that is next to the Chalice Well but with a no permission to take pics. This Red Spring made me feel very good and serene. I've been able to lose myself in the totally green and natural garden, loosing my sight on this tree or on that flower over there. The spring goes through different levels, going in little pools where you can touch the water with your feet or with your hands that suddenly becomes red thanks to the clay (maybe) of the channel where the water lies. Take your time if you go inside and sit on every bench you can just to admire the armony of Nature.
Calley Beamish | Apr 5, 2018
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.
Laura C NO | Mar 30, 2018
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.
Matt Downard | May 26, 2018
Amazing. Really tranquil and mystical. Only downside is there are quite a lot of mosquitoes and the entry fee is quite hefty, regardless of this though it is definitely worth visiting especially if you want some peace and quiet. As a bonus price you can buy a chalice well branded bottle and take some of the water home with you. You are also allowed to drink the waters there.
Patti Smith | May 31, 2018
Chalice Well is a wonderful place for quiet contemplation, and is located inside a World Peace Garden. The ancient and storied Red Spring eminates from waters deep within the Glastonbury Tor. The spring turns out 25,000 gallons of water each day. It is said, in the mid-first Century AD, Joseph of Arimathea brought the Sacred Grail to the well, and when he put the Cup in the spring, the water read red. Believed to have healing properties, the water and the gardens impart a strong sense of calm. Chalice Well is located around the corner from the pedestrian walkway to the Tor, and is across the lane from the Sacred Water Temple, and White Spring. Fabulous for those on a spiritual wander, or just looking to experience a little history and wander around beautiful gardens, it's one of the germs of Glastonbury and should be at the top of your 'to do' list when visiting.
The Greg | May 8, 2018
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
Norman Stunt | May 11, 2018
Wonderful secluded garden full of energy and spiritual fulfilment. The Chalice Well is a continuous spring that links the centuries. All is protected and made available by the Chalice Well Trust. Highly recommended.
James McKenzie | May 27, 2018
An ancient aquifer that's water is tinged red with iron. Legends aplenty at this peaceful and mysterious place of worship for many different faiths. Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Heather Harte | Jun 30, 2018
Truly a garden of delights. Such beautiful plants, flowers, trees...the green lawns, quiet corners, rustic benches and healing waters. Meditation and mindfulness, reading and contemplating, resting and recovering...this is the place. Many visits over many years, it's always restoring and renewing in body, mind and spirit. Don't pass by, go in and feel blessed.
Rachel Roberts | Jun 24, 2018
Beautiful and peaceful gardens with a spiritual atmosphere, welcoming to all. Excellent place for quiet, personal reflection and not spoilt by too many personal trinkets left by previous visitors. The well, drinking fountain and bathing pool are lovely and allow good access to the waters. Good facilities. I was a little confused on arrival on how to purchase a ticket as the ticket office had been left unattended but staff were helpful and welcoming once I found them. Also, would prefer incense to not be burnt as this overwhelmed the smell of the plants and flowers.
Ceasar's Travelbag | Jun 16, 2018
A place to relax,contemplate and feel that inner you. The garden is a bloom of outstanding beauty, you will sit for for hours forgetting why you sat down on the first place. Truely a place for reflection. You can walk in and drink the healing waters. Not wheel chair friendly but they are working on this. You will leave this place feeling relaxed and refreshed.
Ceirt the Druid | Jun 23, 2018
Beautiful garden and Well. Such a spiritual and utterly peaceful place. Lush gardens with plenty of flowers, trees and plants. Sit quietly by the waterfall or by the actual Well head. The meadow is a great place to relax and take in the atmosphere of this unique place.
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