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The Chalice Well is a natural spring, with a red hue to the water, now surrounded by peaceful gardens, at the foot of Glastonbury Tor. The spring has been in use for at least 2,000 years and, inevitably, has mystical and religious associations; it is popular with pilgrims of all sorts (remember, this is Glastonbury). According to one legend, Joseph of Arimathea hid the chalice that had caught the blood of Christ at the crucifixion in the Chalice Well.

There is no parking at the Chalice Well - park nearby and walk. It is on the A361 Chilkwell Street junction with Wellhouse Lane.

Location/Address: Chilkwell Street
County: Somerset
Post Code: BA6 8DD
Main Historic Period: Prehistory
Link to featured article: The Chalice Well
Useful Website Address: Website of the Chalice Well Trust
Tip/Nearby: Glastonbury Abbey (of course) and Glastonbury Tor
Primary Management: Other
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