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Address: The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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The reason for Tunbridge Wells' greatness

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Phil C
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Noosaville, Australia
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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48 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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123 helpful votes 123 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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15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 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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Ewhurst Green, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very friendly lady in period costume offered us a taste of the water but explained we could get some free of charge if we went down the steps.the water is am experience....The dipper was informative about local history.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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239 reviews 239 reviews
115 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

All rather jollŷ. Glad we onlŷ bought one glass, and yes it does have a unique taste. Try it now before It is outlawed as a safety risk. The dipper guy looked a bit embarrassed and was as informative as previous reviewers found. Any how it's only a £1 and although like Catherine of Braganza I didn't fall pregnant it... More 

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Northiam, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

History and Health in a glass and its only a £1. Try something toatally healthy and totally Historic, I saw it on television, so I went along and tried one glass and read all about it whilst I had a second Glass of the Chalybeate Spring Water. Most Pleasurable.

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