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Address: The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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Is this really a tourist destination????

This is located close to the northern entrance to the famous Pantiles. At certain times during the summer months it is possible to be served a rather awful tasting drink of water... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Passed by this monument as part of a visit to Pantiles, which was great. But do not go for the spring itself - there is nothing to see expect for the placards and a dried hole.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If the Spring is 'working' and also if there is a dipper there it is very interesting especially for foreign visitors and students and actually English visitors. The history of the Pantiles is interesting although it helps if it is brought'to life' as much as possible. 'A Day at The Wells' when it existed was fantastic for children, visitors and... More 

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kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is located close to the northern entrance to the famous Pantiles. At certain times during the summer months it is possible to be served a rather awful tasting drink of water from the springs beneath this fine town by a lady dressed in old-time clothing and a bonnet. Be warned, the taste is non-too good and an "acquired taste"!... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The history is fascinating. But the spring is dry. Blamed on the construction of a new hotel nearby. I hope the water comes back, it would such a disappointment is it stays dry - the spring is the sole reason for why Tun Wells emerged!

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Noosaville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Located in the middle of the fabulous Pantiles, the spring is the reason that Tunbridge Wells achieved its notoriety. Not well maintained in the past but now regaining its valuable place in T.W. history

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Schwyz, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

On the Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells, this spring gives the town its name. Do try the waters. The Pantiles are very lovely, and a fine place to recover from the busy town.

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Kent, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

OK so it's called Royal Tunbridge Wells so they've got to come up with a water source somewhere so this is it! Bit like a drain with railings round it and a plaque on the wall. But it is in a nice area of odd shops, galleries and plenty of casual dining options.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a nice little town but unfortunately the spring has all dried up but it does have a lot of history for the town

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rochester
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The springs have dried up. Its metal fenced off. It is the size of a garden shed. Complete waste of time

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After hundreds of years the spring has run dry. No one seems to know why and no one seemed to care. The surrounding shops rely on the spring to bring in tourists. No reason to visit them otherwise. I was disappointed.

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