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The Chalice well is an entirely pure natural spring that rises from a deep source. An array of beautiful flowers and trees surround the well as it emerges from the lions head - where you are encouraged to fill up bottles to drink the water which is said to have healing properties. The stream flows gently through the gardens, into the pilgrims bath which held healing sessions in the mid 18th Century, be warned this pool is extremely cold!! The water then cascades down ornate waterfalls before making its' way underground to the fishponds of Glastonbury Abbey. The water is rich in iron which gives it a distinctive taste and also leaves a red deposit on the stones as it flows over them but it is entirely safe to drink.
There are many quiet places in the gardens for reflection and meditation, it is said that the energy or ley lines are said to meet in King Arthurs court within the gardens. Geomancers say the lines traverse the gardens in their path from Cornwall, through the Abbey and the Tor, before heading off to the Avebury Stone Circle and Norfolk.
Address: Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury
Directions: 15-20 mins walk from the centre, near the the rural museum - car parking can be found here, no parking is provided by the Well.
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