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Pocket Guide: Glastonbury Chalice Well Hotels

The Chalice Well in Glastonbury is an example of one of Britain's famous holy wells, a legacy of pre-Reformation days. The Chalice Well is probably the best known of them all, and the steady temperature and rate of flow of its waters are renowned. The red staining (actually caused by iron oxide) is supposed to represent the blood of Christ from when Joseph of Arimathea washed the cup that Jesus and his disciples used at the Last Supper. When you come to this area and stay at a hotel in Somerset close to Glastonbury this is a unique attraction you should surely visit.

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It's quite an emotional, not to say spiritual, experience to drink the waters here and feel something of the transformational awe that pilgrims have been experiencing for many centuries. It takes you to the heart of what Glastonbury is all about, and you can practically feel the positive vibes emanating from the well. Even if this feeling is purely psychosomatic it does visitors the world of good, as many have testified, and others would of course go much further in their assessment of its supernatural powers.

The Chalice Well Trust was set up in 1959 to protect and safeguard the well and its immediate surrounds, and pilgrims as well as curious visitors continue to flock here at all times of the year. Choose a good B&B or Somerset hotel in the area, such as Crossways Inn in nearby Highbridge or Victoria Hotel in Burnham-on-Sea and the well is just a short drive away. It's the perfect destination for a fun day out with the kids, or even on your own.

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Not only the Chalice Well itself but also the entire Vale of Avalon in which it is located is a stunningly attractive part of Somerset. Between Chalice Hill and Glastonbury Tor are orchards and gardens and a really magical atmosphere. Come here to drink the waters and meditate a bit as a change to the usual sightseeing and shopping, and you'll come away feeling recharged and refreshed.

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