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The Chalybeate Spring
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The Chalybeate Spring in Tunbridge Wells has been closed for a very long time. We take visitors down to see it but it is disappointing not to see it in action - shows a bit of history, however, when you do get to taste the waters it's pretty iccky, but that's part of the attraction....

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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!

Thank Rangger
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

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

Thank JLHIII
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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.

Thank Baron Von M
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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.

Thank julie v
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