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Address: The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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The spring has sprung.......

If you are passing the spring then take a look but it really isn't worth going out of your way for. The pantiles itself is a nice little place for a coffee and cake or a beer but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
IanWD
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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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Garden of England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Cannot understand why !!!! ..... such a significant landmark for the history of ROYAL Tunbridge Wells is not operational and working. The 'special' water and ambience of ladies serving water in historical outfits is a crowd pleaser for tourist and photographers alike - not too mention that children love it. Has the Spring dried up !!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I actually saw someone drinking this water! There's not a lot to go round, but I wouldn't start queueing for it unless you like your water to look rusty. No doubt it's got plenty of iron in it, but I'm not sure what else it contains, so I'd give it a wide berth. Anyway, it's a mildly interesting site on... More 

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Ahmedabad
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Chalybeate Sprigs, is a historical spot. if you enjoy the history component of any site, you will enjoy the details explained. They charge you a pound for a glass of spring water, which is high in Copper content. I was surprised to see that after that glass of water from the spring my skin colour had changed to a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Complete disaster! It looks more of a drain hole with typically nothing otherwise. Expected some real springs.. but Nope ! Don't bother. You are better off walking across the Pantiles market instead which has quite a few good stores and cafes to spend your day and maybe peek into that lil drainhole if you wish!

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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

If you are passing the spring then take a look but it really isn't worth going out of your way for. The pantiles itself is a nice little place for a coffee and cake or a beer but as for the spring.....well I'm afraid its sprung a leak!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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

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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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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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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