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The Chalybeate Spring

The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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What a catastrophe

The Spa is no longer available as a local property developer has apparently drilled into the water... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Chalybs (iron) is good for you

This is a spa town and you have to try the waters. I love drinking it although my mum thinks it... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Paul T
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The Spa is no longer available as a local property developer has apparently drilled into the water source and destroyed it and caused bad flooding. This is appalling as it means that Royal Tunbridge Wells is no longer a Spa town as it has been...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This is a spa town and you have to try the waters. I love drinking it although my mum thinks it taste like rusty nails. Well, it is iron water with lots of other minerals. Good for your health. Cheers!

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Come and talk to the local guide. Try the waters, hear the history of Tunbrudge Wells. You will love it

Thank Lena M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

for a town that used the local spring as a tourist attraction for years. the town seems to have gone off promoting this side and no longer spends the money needed to maintain it. one of the small baths off the london raod seems to...More

2  Thank Adam H
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I gues peoples taste was different then, as I didn't realy like the water, but I gues that back then it was deemed great I guess

Thank Hans V
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Of historical interest but now quite easy to miss and somewhat underwhelming. I'm not sure really what might be done as, after all, it is just a spring, but it surely deserves to be something more than just an adjunct to a shopping spree in...More

Thank JeremyPC
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I was born in RTW (1964) and grew up near The Pantiles. I spent many a day at The Springs with my friends, drinking the water out of the old tin cup that was chained to the wall there and splashing each other. In the...More

Thank TWLady
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Chalybeate spring used to be the main reason visitors came to RTW, however, now you could easily visit and miss it. Sadly, whilst it is of historic interest, it is not well maintained and is a poor reflection of the lovely town. On a...More

1  Thank ageunknown
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I am from Tunbridge Wells and this has to be one of its most underwhelming 'attractions', not least - as other reviewers have noted - because it is the very reason the town exists. It hardly ever seems open either so if you want to...More

1  Thank jtaylorx
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Taking visitors to this is a real embarrassment. Given it's the reason Tunbridge Wells exists. Showing visitors a concrete basin covered in a very grubby glass dome with a placard above is such a non event. The council should be ashamed of themselves.

Thank B_WTW
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