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Chalice Well and Gardens

Chalice Well is one of Britain’s ancient and most loved holy wells nestling in between the Tor and Chalice Hill.
Chalice Well and Gardens

Chalice Well welcomes pilgrims and visitors of all faiths and beliefs and is a World Peace Garden. People of all faiths gather together in a beautiful garden which allows a shared acknowledgment of the sacred and divine that transcends borders and difference.

Many legends are attributed to the chalybeate waters including that the reason the waters became red being as a result of Joseph of Arimathea burying two cruets containing the blood from Christ’s wounds below the adjacent Chalice Hill. Due to its association with the Holy Grail legend the water is said to have healing properties

The spring water has a very high iron content, giving it a reddish hue, and flows at 25,000 gallons a day at an ever-constant temperature of 52 degrees Fahrenheit.

You can buy tickets for Chalice Well here in the Information Centre, or at Chalice Well.

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Glastonbury Tor • Glastonbury Abbey • Chalice Well • Somerset Rural Life Museum

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