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“Interesting if you have the history brought to life” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Chalybeate Spring

The Chalybeate Spring
The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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Alstonville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Interesting if you have the history brought to life”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We were shown this feature of the Pantiles area of Royal Tunbridge Wells as part of the 11.00am daily tour from the Tourist Office. Brought to life by hearing the social history of this town, the importance of the spring becomes evident. Due to the drought, the Spring was not accessible in the usual way, but our tour guide ensured we understood the significance of the feature. Find out its connection with the city of Bath and other fascinating facts by paying the 4 pounds for the tour. Otherwise it won't mean much!

Visited April 2012
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English first
Palo Alto, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
65 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Not much here even it is historic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Well, there isn't much here--the spring was actually suspended due to a drought!

Visited June 2012
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East Sussex
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Part of the famous Pantiles”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

An elaberate hole in the ground with unique history. The water is of course rust floured. But it forms part of the wonderful Pantiles, which is a must see. The Pantiles, upper & lower combined score a 5*. I used to live close by, so I know it very well.

Visited May 2012
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Life in the slow lane”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I love visiting The Wells. I always try and imagine Victorian and Edwardian ladies with their babies in preambulators or gliding past the shops with their parasols up. What is a great shame is they no longer have "A day at the Wells", where for a fee you could experience the sight and the smells and sounds of even earlier times in history. I hope they consider bringing that back again because it was fascinating and well worth a visit or two. There are, though, some great shops and places to eat and drink there, and it makes for a lovely, lazy stroll down there.

Visited January 2012
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kent
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“WONDERFUL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

excellent! Love it love it! do visit t wells as soon as you can!

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