There are few places quite like The Chalice Well and Gardens and they’re home to one of the oldest wells in the whole of Britain. The gardens sit in the Vale of Avalon between Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill and they act as a peaceful sanctuary from the rest of the world and a quiet, healing space for all who visit them.
Visitors have made their ways to this spot for more than two thousand years to take time out, reflect and find inner peace, and many leave having experienced the same today. The Chalice Well isn’t only ancient but it’s also one of the holiest in Britain and its waters flow continuously at one steady rate and remain at the same temperature throughout the year.
To many, the waters are representative of Christ’s blood and were used to rinse the cup used by Joseph of Arimathea at the Last Supper. To others, the waters simply represent life as a gift from the Earth and the chance to kneel at the head of the well and sample its water is invaluable. The gardens host a programme of events throughout the year, including full moon evenings which enable visitors to enjoy the sight of the gardens as they’re kissed by moonlight.