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Address: Wellhouse Lane, Glastonbury BA6 8BL, England
Phone Number: 07340 288392
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Cavernous and set apart, in blackness or candle lit, mysterious it remains....

Cavernous and set apart, in blackness or candle lit, mysterious it remains. A wonderful contrast to the sunlit gardens of Chalice Well of the Red Spring. The interior consists of three domed vaults 16ft high, with beautiful bowed floors - like the hull of a boat moored at the portal to the Otherworld. With it's constant temperature, and the sound of the perpetually flowing water, it is a unique and sacred space. Please be aware that people often bathe naked here, and we have a no photography policy. Many groups, pilgrims, and local people - from a wide diversity of backgrounds and traditions - have come to appreciate the blessings of this sacred space. So do come and enjoy the White Spring during our normal opening hours or at our regular ceremonies and meditations. We gather together to celebrate the turning of the seasons and at the full moon. Private visits and ceremonies, including baptisms and ceremonial bathing may be possible by arrangement. In keeping with the sense of sacred at the White Spring there is no charge or expectation of donation, neither is anyone paid. People often make a contribution to the White Spring for the upkeep costs and to keep access free for all. Please consider making a financial contribution if you are able to, all contributions are welcomed, but never expected.

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Although I've been to Glastonbury lots of times. It was my first visit here. I enjoyed the experience. Very calming. Can paddle swim and collect the water. Lots of places to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
dizzywytche1964
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Although I've been to Glastonbury lots of times. It was my first visit here. I enjoyed the experience. Very calming. Can paddle swim and collect the water. Lots of places to meditate

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place of pilgrimage. Garden very well maintained. Spotlessly clean . The guide in the ticket fesk extremely well informed about the fascinating history of the well. I drank the water which was pristine and felt rejuvenated also dipped my feet in the pond and experienced a spiritual renewal I recommend.a visit for a healing of body and soul.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, I genuinely have no idea at all how to review this place - my wife and I have been visiting Glastonbury for years now and never even seen it before! Saw it this time though and thought we would venture in after having heard about it not really knowing what to expect after having read some mixed reviews on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wait for a few seconds after you enter the door, to allow your eyes to adjust to the darkness, then go down a couple of steps into the cavernous space where the White Spring wells up and fills a bathing area. Well worth a visit.

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Paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found that it seems to open after 1 pm, fascinating pagan site. Water outlet outside to fill up your bottle before clambering up the Tor.

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Thank Stephen B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A blessed place were you the cold water can be felt really warm in your soul :) Let your eyes get used to the light and dare to step into the water.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read all the reviews, I had to visit myself. I was looking for a spiritual experience but was a bit put off when I learnt that the building is not ancient but Victorian, built by the water company to offer clean water. Once inside, the place is lit by candles and there's lots of water on the uneven ground,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm one of the Keepers at the White Spring and I've been asked to make a statement about this wonderful place. Just to clear up any confusion there might be regarding admittance... There's absolutely no charge to visit this place whatsoever, as it runs on donations only. The ethos of the White Spring is that it will neither be bought... More 

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WellKeeper, Wellhouse Custodian - 2007 to 2015 at White Spring Well & Temple, responded to this review

Thanks for the clarity. Some people book the White Spring for a part of their work here in Avalon, their courses are priced as they wish, but their access to the White Spring is free .... generous donations from private bookings to support the White Spring are crucial. Now, for some reason, Trip advisor thinks it is a good idea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At first it seems dark and scary but once you adjust yourself it's a fantastic experience, I started talking to a local girl in there who was singing/chanting and got me and my friend joining in. It was definitely strange but also really beautiful, I'm glad I experienced it.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon this place by accident on our way to the tor. What an experience! Dark, wet, candles, chanting & a naked bather! Completely not what us or our children were expecting when we went down the stairs to investigate. Something very other worldly about this place. The stairs are very wet & dark so caution needed. Definitely worth a... More 

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