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

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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Always tranquil and magical (when can get in)

Hard to put into words, very beautiful and atmospheric. Went again today, had not been for a few years. A very healing and unusual place. Preferred it in the 90s when it had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to put into words, very beautiful and atmospheric. Went again today, had not been for a few years. A very healing and unusual place. Preferred it in the 90s when it had the cafe, and the faux cave shop, that was amazing, but still love it. But this is a free attraction, and not for everyone. re bad reviews,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was better than I expected it to be. There is so much history here at the springs. Back in the day this place was used for all kinds of things. Now it has two looks you can bathe in if you wish and altars to Goddesses. Now regardless of what you believe it's worth checking out as it's... More 

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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You could be going back 1000 years and you wouldn't know it. It is not a cave, but a small temple cut out of rock where at this time of the year, voluminous quantities of water come gushing out of the spring. It took some time for my eyes to become adjusted to the dark; there was plenty of water... More 

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Street, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is one of those places that could be easily missed as it is quite non descript from the outside but don't be deceived if you have the opportunity do go in and visit, I have never been anywhere like it amazingly spiritual and fascinating it should be on Glastonbury must see list. Completely awesome.

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The temple was gated off....but we filled our water bottles daily from the White spring. The people gathered round were friendly and happy to explain the health giving benefits of both the White and red springs....and the ratio of the two one could drink.

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Cahors, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A dip into another world, a magical and mystical experience. You can bath in the source, surrounded by candlelight.

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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I don't think I've ever visited anything quite like it. Best to keep an open mind and experience it for your self. The flooring is quite wet and a little slippy at times so wear sensible waterproof shoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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.

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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 

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