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White Spring Well & Temple

Wellhouse Lane, Glastonbury BA6 8BL, England
+44 7340 288392
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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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Wellhouse Lane, Glastonbury BA6 8BL, England
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"run by volunteers"
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"your eyes"
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"magical place"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is in a old building but unfortunately it was shut with metal gate so could not go in. There was a pipe trickling water onto path which you can drink from.

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enter the cool darkness and listen to the enrgy of water. Paddle or fully immerse yourself in one of the pools. Worship the green man or one of the other spirits of the place. Collect water to take home. Come and be inspired

1  Thank Nick O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful, magical and truly sacred space. Truly otherworldly. We were looking forward to visiting and bathing in the healing waters however we didn’t feel comfortable enough to leave our bags unattended and had to nip back to the car to drop them off. If...More

Thank Megan M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been the the White Spring Well & Temple a number of times now over the past 10 months. This is a great place to have a communal bath in cold water! And a place to take a nude bath if you so wish! It...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I know it’s been renovated fairly recently but I can’t help thinking more could be done here. I remember the cafe as a child for instance. It’s now a place for the local hippie community & other new age types to gather &... I’m not...More

Thank Smokey J
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Run by volunteers, so check opening times before going? Incredibly peaceful and resting, one of my favourite places in Glastonbury. Be aware that the spring overflows, so the ground, though stone, can be very wet.

Thank skent12018
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

What a magical place, catch it when it's open and it's amazing atmosphere will draw you in. Be prepared for skinny dippers in the healing waters.

Thank Trish W
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Incredible. Dark... illuminated only by candles... a chamber of deep reverence... holy and with a calming effect of the soul. Easy to get lost in oneself there... listening to the water and the echo of footsteps on stone...

Thank martinmgm5
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We didn't get to do more than peer through the locked entrance gates, as the Spring is apparently closed to visitors on Wednesdays and Thursdays. What a disappointment as we had travelled up from Brighton especially to see it. Time your visit better than we...More

1  Thank Anita H
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I love visiting the White Spring Well and Temple. Over the years, it has become more organised, so now, opening hours have appeared and a brief description of what to expect. I always feel a kind of reverence when visiting.

Thank Youli9
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Response from Philip S | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchair/pushchair access is through the side door via the courtyard, which is on the same level as the main floor (the front entrance is followed by three steep steps) There is a small step onto the courtyard, but ask the... More
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