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Chalice Well, Glastonbury

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An active well for over 2000 years, Chalice Well embodies the peace and solace of its unique location in the Vale of Avalon. The well and its surrounding meditation garden offer visitors a chance to reflect and drink in (literally) the area's fabled history. The well cover, designed by church architect and archaeologist Frederick Bligh Bond, represents the overlap between inner and outer worlds and symbolizes the atmosphere here. Quiet your thoughts in one of the sitting areas or take a relaxed stroll through the grounds. Don't forget to bring a bottle so you can sample the waters from this famous source. On summer evenings, enjoy poetry, music, and other performances in the candlelit gardens. If you're interested in delving further, look at the schedule of workshops and retreats. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Chalice Well and many more Glastonbury attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Glastonbury vacation tool.
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  • I brought a group of 22 college students. The staff were terrific, especially Tim. Plan to stay for about 90 minutes. They ring a bell at noon and 3pm daily for a moment of silent meditation. 
    I brought a group of 22 college students. The staff were terrific, especially Tim. Plan to stay for about 90 minutes. They ring a bell at noon and 3pm daily for a moment of silent meditation.  more »
  • If you’re coming to Glastonbury, make sure you take some time to come to this beautiful serene garden. I left my car in the town and walked here. It takes about 15 minutes or so. Such a wonderful... 
    If you’re coming to Glastonbury, make sure you take some time to come to this beautiful serene garden. I left my car in the town and walked here. It takes about 15 minutes or so. Such a wonderful...  more »
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  • A true Holy Place. This is a beautiful place to visit , such a lovely garden. Such a spiritual feeling. There is no doubt it was always a place of mystical energy, somehow managing to transcend time. A Healing place. Quiet contemplation here will bring you serenity.
  • Amazingly calming place just outside the centre of Glastonbury. Has a link to the Christian faith but equally welcomes all to the peaceful sanctuary within. Requested to put phones in airplane mode. You can purchase glass bottles to take the chalice well water home with you or take your own bottle. Places for contemplation, meditation, bathing, walking in and bathing in the water. Be warned though it is very cold. Great little shop attached too. There is also a little retreat, not looked into it though.

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