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The Chalybeate Spring

The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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Charming piece of history

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

Reviewed 14 April 2017
Lena M
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Spa Town?

for a town that used the local spring as a tourist attraction for years. the town seems to have... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Adam H
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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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 13 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

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 29 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
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

Thank alexv243
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
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