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White Spring Well & Temple

Wellhouse Lane, Glastonbury BA6 8BL, England
+44 7340 288392
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Stunningly simple but beautifully presented

Staffed by knowledgeable volunteers. Wear closed toe shoes or boots as the waters run freely across... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
solot591
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Oxford, United Kingdom
A pleasant surprise

I just stumbled across this on the way back down from walking up Glastonbury Tor. The sound of... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
UkFlowerpot
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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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+44 7340 288392

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Staffed by knowledgeable volunteers. Wear closed toe shoes or boots as the waters run freely across the floors. No photography or mobiles permitted making it a technology free zone - how refreshing! Very atmospheric and well worth a visit!

Thank solot591
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I just stumbled across this on the way back down from walking up Glastonbury Tor. The sound of rushing water drew me in. A great find.

Thank UkFlowerpot
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

This was such an unexpected find that it was possibly even more special. Just walking by when we heard the sound of chanting and saw an open doorway and steps that led to a lit temple and sound of water . Just visit and see...More

Thank FrankieBI
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

The White Spring is a mystical and powerful space. Opening hours can be short...was open 1-4 on Mon, Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun when we were there, and also open with a bonfire out front on the night of the full moon. Water is bitingly cold...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I will remember my trip to the white spring for a very long time, we went on a Sunday evening. as you walk down the steps into the temple a sense of complete tranquility washes over you, your eyes begin to adjust to the candle...More

Thank Louis B
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Our group did a private meditation after closing, which was arranged in advance with the keeper of the springs. It was phenomenal and the perfect setting for a very sacred meditation. It is very well, so bring some waterproof shoes. Also, no pictures or digital...More

Thank Sharon P
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I am a very spiritual person and this place is a congregation of assorted low life urinating outside, begging and drunk. I have seen this over a period of years and it is very superficial. Go to the Chalice Well gardens if you want real...More

Thank Soos52
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

It's a real MUST, if you want to feel the atmosphere of an ancient shrine: dark, wet, magic. Illuminated with candles, the cave-like inner space was fantastic, you hear the water trickling into the pool.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

A very special Goddess Temple with a wonderful atmosphere. You can bathe in either of the pools at any time of year and people do. Most people bathe naked so that’s something to bare in mind if visiting with young children. It’s quite dark inside...More

Thank JayneEG4
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

I stumbled upon the White Spring while visiting Glastonbury and was overcome by the deeply spiritual atmosphere of the place. It is beautiful, intense, sacred. The lovely temple keeper was chanting which was truly amazing. I've never, ever felt a sense of spirituality before but...More

Thank Helena F
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Terry M
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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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