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The Chalybeate Spring

The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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Not much to see

Worth a quick look as this is after all where the town started but it is pretty unimpressive. Take... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Phil P
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Drink the water

If you love something different about your water, come here and taste the Chalybeate spring. Full... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Paul T
,
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a quick look as this is after all where the town started but it is pretty unimpressive. Take a photo and move on.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you love something different about your water, come here and taste the Chalybeate spring. Full of iron - I love it!

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I am pretty sure I have seen a dipper on The Pantiles this year though it's my understanding 'the waters' is not quite so healthy for you these days due to nearby construction works. When taking the waters, a small charge is made which is...More

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The Spa is no longer available as a local property developer has apparently drilled into the water source and destroyed it and caused bad flooding. This is appalling as it means that Royal Tunbridge Wells is no longer a Spa town as it has been...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a spa town and you have to try the waters. I love drinking it although my mum thinks it taste like rusty nails. Well, it is iron water with lots of other minerals. Good for your health. Cheers!

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Come and talk to the local guide. Try the waters, hear the history of Tunbrudge Wells. You will love it

Thank Lena M
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

for a town that used the local spring as a tourist attraction for years. the town seems to have gone off promoting this side and no longer spends the money needed to maintain it. one of the small baths off the london raod seems to...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I gues peoples taste was different then, as I didn't realy like the water, but I gues that back then it was deemed great I guess

Thank Hans V
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Of historical interest but now quite easy to miss and somewhat underwhelming. I'm not sure really what might be done as, after all, it is just a spring, but it surely deserves to be something more than just an adjunct to a shopping spree in...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

I was born in RTW (1964) and grew up near The Pantiles. I spent many a day at The Springs with my friends, drinking the water out of the old tin cup that was chained to the wall there and splashing each other. In the...More

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