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The Chalybeate Spring

The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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The Pantiles, a lovely georgian colonade is a great place to relax with a pint or a cuppa and cake... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Day trip

The place is nice in itself but it would be better if the spring spa was open to the public the... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Oxford, United Kingdom
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The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Pantiles, a lovely georgian colonade is a great place to relax with a pint or a cuppa and cake. As well as various restaurants to enjoy look out for the timing of a range a diverse events. HOWEVER when it comes to the actual...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The place is nice in itself but it would be better if the spring spa was open to the public the pantiles are worth a look just for the Victorian fronts

Thank emilyferdinands
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We have visited Royal Tunbridge Wells on numerous occasions and every time walk along 'The Pantiles' past this historic site in the direction of The Church of King Charles the Martyr. Although there is an information plaque at the site giving the history (and contrary...More

Thank WMIM
Reviewed 11 June 2016

As this spring is the reason for the existence of the town, it's prominence and visitor appeal is sorely lacking. Come on guys, get your act together!

Thank bexsell
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Wasn't open. Wasn't really sure what it was, when it was open. When we could come back? Seems they could make a whole lot more of it all.

Thank MrsPMP34
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We were really disappointed that this attraction wasn't open! It a main tourist attraction in the area and should be open every day, surely! It is the end of the Pantiles so is obviously where all tourists head to and right beside the infamous Pink...More

Thank R P T
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This spring is from where Tunbridge Wells got its "Royal" prefix, as it was popular in the Regency days for royalty and "toffs" from London to come to take the waters in the belief that they were medicinal. Since I live in the area and...More

1  Thank Anniebelle_8
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This is where TBW began. It hardly has any water in it now, but every time I stand next to it, I hear the history brushing past - with it's healing water powers, knights galloping through Kent countryside, royals coeming for a bath and a...More

1  Thank Lena M
Reviewed 22 December 2015

There isn't much reason to check out this spring as it has, apparently, run dry. The Pantiles aren't terribly interesting either. I prefer the streets leading in.

Thank izibellz
Reviewed 2 December 2015

A real shame the Pantiles has lost the plot on this historic spot. Looks generally like a drain and unless you go when there are costumed dippers serving the water (which is rare) you would probably walk right past.

Thank TheGoodFoodBoy
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