Chalice Well
Chalice Well
4.5
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  • Hillary S
    Wigan, United Kingdom204 contributions
    Spiritually uplifted
    One of Britain's most ancient wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon between the famous Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards it is a living sanctuary in which the visitor can experience the quiet healing of this sacred place. For over two thousand years this has been a place where people have gathered to drink the waters and find solace, peace and inspiration. Drank the waters from the lions head and paddled in the healing pool. Felt spiritually uplifted and at peace with the serenity of the surroundings. Utterly wonderful.
    Written June 20, 2022
  • Sophie E
    38 contributions
    Beautiful, peaceful, tranquil!
    What a stunning place! The gardens are absolutely stunning, with ample spaces to sit and reflect. We spent over an hour here and didn't want to leave! Also took a short walk through the healing waters which had quite a profound effect on both of us :) Parking is a bit tricky. We parked near the Rural Life museum, but there is a factory just down the road slightly where you can pay for parking.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 21, 2022
  • samantha0502
    Great Leighs, United Kingdom8 contributions
    Always a pleasure to visit such a peaceful place!
    You cannot fault this amazing place of comtemplation. We visited as a group of 10 and it was still enjoyable even during restrictions. It was quieter than usual and everyone visiting was respectful and we even enjoyed a humming man at the healing pool! He was awesome and there was some drumming going on at the white spring too which added to the excellent healing vibe.
    Written October 13, 2020
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Telboy S
2 contributions
Nov 2022
Such a shame that this site, which was once looked after with love and integrity, is now all about profit. It's really obvious that some kind of management/financial consultant is now in charge of this sacred site. Prices in the shop, for instance, used to be lower than in the town. Now the reverse is true. Events that used to be free are now put on with an eye to profit. The true guardians of this sacred space will not allow this to go on for long. Watch out money worshipping people, Spirit will soon be separating you from this precious site, and rightly so.
Written December 30, 2022
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majood
New York City, NY5 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
A beautiful space and I would love to say tranquil and a place to reflect which I had expected but it was so full of loud chattering people that it really spoilt the space. Stunning and well kept though. The shop was definitely overpriced and I got the same pendant that caught my eye in their shop, for much cheaper in the town. It seems like somewhere to rip off tourists really. Will be back to see it again in summer and imagine it full of flora in bloom and nature buzzing about. Just hope there’s less people buzzing about too.
Written January 22, 2023
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Anne P
Bristol, UK44 contributions
Jul 2022
Peace and tranquillity ? I don’t think so! We spent the morning here today but from the moment we arrived someone in an opposite field started using a loud petrol strimmer. It went on and on and on and on ……….. Combined with that, there was loud annoying music and singing from an adjacent house. Also young children were running around unfortunately showing no respect for the place they were in. We left feeling annoyed and stressed. We stayed until 12 noon to hear the old school bell and for the one minute silence. This did not happen.
Written July 20, 2022
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Ann C
Nashville, TN2,964 contributions
Feb 2022
Potential is there for a meditative moment...if others there felt the same way.

Unfortunately, during our visit, folks were disruptive.

4.60£ entrance fee

Parking at the entrance is for handicap only. A walk from the town is under 15 minutes. There is paid parking in a small lot across the street at the factory, you pay inside the shop.
Written February 27, 2022
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cuddlymom
23 contributions
Jan 2023
The entrance fee seemed a little steep once we got onto the site and saw what was there. The gardens are small but nicely laid out, and it was a tranquil place to walk around. I am not sure what we were expecting,but were disappointed.
I wonder if more for people on a holistic journey, rather than day trippers.
Parking was very difficult as it is at the end of the village near to the Tor. Side roads were lanes with no parking and the main road had no parking. There was a company nearby that allows parking if you pay 3 pounds, which was more than reasonable considering there was nowhere else to park.
Written January 24, 2023
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j5224
Birmingham, UK7 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Decided to have a day out in Glastonbury in the sun, with my mom and twin babies. After travelling 2.5 hours we parked up and had a wander around. We came across this place and decided to have a look.
When we arrived we paid and received our tickets. We asked if it was child friendly (assuming so as they were gardens) as we didn’t know what the place was. Having not being told it was a spiritual place for meditation, I didn’t hesitate to take my children in who are only 7 months old. We sat down under the yew trees and had a little picnic which was nice and wondered around the well. We decided to go further up towards the spring tap and wanted to sit in the meadow, where I could peacefully breastfeed my children. Whilst we were at the spring tap, my little girl started to become tired, so I placed her into her pushchair. At this point a lady who was sat on the bench kept tutting and staring over. I felt very uncomfortable, and therefore started rushing trying to get my baby in her chair which then began to get me anxious. I managed to settle her and we decided to walk towards the meadow. The lady approached me and said that she worked there and that because my little girl had been crying, that it was disrespectful if I was to continue around the gardens as people were meditating. I explained that I understood, but just wanted to settle down somewhere peaceful to feed my baby, who was at this point calm. She told me that if I wanted to feed her there was a bit of shade over by the exit, right outside the toilets. This made me feel very unwanted and uncomfortable. I have suffered with post partum depression and anxiety and also wanted the opportunity to relax in a peaceful setting. But I was made to feel like this was not an option for me and if I wanted to enjoy the gardens I would have to, outside the toilets, near the exit. We decided to leave. Very disappointed, considering she worked there. I would never have made a young mom, with two newborns, who’s clearly distressed and upset, feel the way I was made to feel, in an environment that’s supposed to be welcoming, friendly and calm.
Written July 24, 2021
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uk_travel_girl
London, UK131 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
After visiting the abbey and the tor we also wanted to visit this spot to feel the energy of the Michael and Mary energy lines. What a beautiful peaceful place we were lucky enough to visit on a sunny Oct day. We felt there was a really strong energy we could both feel in our heads. A lovely place people can visit for this feeling of peace and healing and just sit for a while with the energy.
Written October 2, 2020
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Chan G
Reading, UK203 contributions
Jan 2020
me and my partner visited here for my birthday as i've wanted to go here for ages, we were not disappointed. Chalice is perfection, we sat in the angel wings meditation area and I sat down on the bench and there a Robin came right by me and my partners foot. It then continued to stay with us and chirp , it was the closest i've been to one and it was truly magical! We drank the spring water from the lions head, it's recommended only a sip because it is full of iron! I cleansed my crystals and visited the shop. It is truly worthwhile a visit and i highly recommend it to anyone! I'd love to come back and visit in the Summer!
Written January 28, 2020
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Ollie
Guildford, UK15 contributions
Mar 2020
As a family we have visited on many occasions. This was my mother’s favourite place on earth, she absolutely loved the beautiful gardens with the peaceful atmosphere. I highly recommend having a paddle in the healing pool, be aware it can be very cold, as I was a postman for 15 years i never felt it. If you visit Glastonbury this is a must, highly recommended.
Written March 7, 2020
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Valfirespirit
Rochester, UK304 contributions
Jul 2020
Beautifully set out gardens with something stunning around every corner. Peace and tranquility, ensured by no mobile phone calls allowed and frequent signage asking for quiet...although sadly some choose to ignore it. The water from the sacred well is free to take (you can fill a bottle via the lions head...not the well itself). Remember to take a bottle as the ones sold on the gate are now much smaller and pricier.
Written July 14, 2020
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