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Address: Wellhouse Lane, Glastonbury BA6 8BL, England
Phone Number: +44 7340 288392
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Such Energy!

I felt there was such energy here just something about it after your eyes adjust to the candlelight its a magical place. If you're game you can take a dip, it's cold but rewarding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I felt there was such energy here just something about it after your eyes adjust to the candlelight its a magical place. If you're game you can take a dip, it's cold but rewarding for some. A must visit and its free. Take an empty bottle and fill it outside from the specilly made pipe.

Thank Brindle C
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At the foot if the Tor is the old Victorian pump house above what is now the White Spring Temple..frequented by locals, used as a sacred space,for prayer and ceremonies. Take a preferably glass bottle to collect the beautiful water fresh from the white spring beneath the Tor. Across the narrow road is the red spring coming from Chalice Well... More 

Thank Victoria M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by accident on our walk back from the Tor. We saw the candles inside and were intrigued. We actually had no idea what it was. It is very dark, with springs running through it. It is very dark inside and could be scary for Children. We only did research after as in our ignorance we... More 

Thank Traveller282012
St Germans , Cornwall
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

If you are visiting Glastonbury this is well worth visiting and it is situated very close to the famous Chalice well. It is now a popular venue for many diverse religious and non religious alternative groups of people. Entering the underground chamber has great atmosphere the ice cold springs rise into a series of pools in a candlelit chamber. Spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Well words are simply not enough, to sum up this amazing place. I have never visited anywhere like it before! Charming, peaceful, tranquil, serene and transformational. As you enter, you feel like you are entering another world or realm. I am pleased I took the opportunity to bathe in the cleansing water of the Spring itself. I had chance to... More 

Thank Helen C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Spent many times going in and out of here. Inside are some beautiful shrines to the God and Goddess. Though i wasnt brave enough to take a dip.

Thank Tom L
Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The outside has been nicely decorated with visitors having left items and gifts. However, inside it looks just like a concrete bunker. It is very dark in there and freezing cold. The energy has been messed with so many visitors. I did not find this magical at all. Similar to Chalice Well the spring water was bright orange with algae.... More 

Thank JanineJoRichtobson
Hackney, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

This place is really something else.. And not what I expected at all after reading the other reviews on here.. It's dark inside but beautifully lit with lots of candelabra and an altar to Brigid, fire goddess, and Herne the Hunter.. The idea is that both male and female energies unite here. The darkness and candlelight make for a beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This was an unexpected surprise whilst looking for The Tor at night. It is beautiful with all the candles inside. You can collect water to drink. It has a peaceful energy, although there were quite a few visitors the following day when visiting. It's free to get in, but you can give a donation for the upkeep.

Thank EnglandLouise
doncaster, england
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Discovered this place on way up to tor and went in not knowing what to expect. Dull light, incence, water and people experiencing the place in their own way. I loved the atmosphere and felt a very different vibe to anywhere else in Glastonbury. Perhaps the fact it is not commercial helps. Very tolerant atmosphere too. I think the general... More 

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