My visit to Somerset was perfectly timed to coincide with enough rain to demonstrate exactly why it's such a green and lush county, but I couldn't let that deter me from experiencing Chalice Well.
The gardens are beautifully arranged to encourage meandering, with plenty of areas to sit and contemplate and a meadow area where in dryer weather a picnic overlooking the gardens and with a view of the Tor would be pleasant.
The Well itself... hard to describe, really. It's a little sheltered from the elements by a canopy of trees, and a truly lovely place to sit for a while and contemplate.
If you would like to drink or take away some of the spring water, you can do so from the Lion's Head - it's freely available, and if you forget to bring a bottle with you they can be picked up inexpensively at the shop.
I really do recommend planning to spend a reasonable amount of time simply wandering, sitting, and experiencing the tranquility of the gardens - it's a place that rewards contemplation, not a place to simply tick off on your tour of Glastonbury.
Take sensible shoes in case the weather is like it was when I went - the paths are paved and will be slippery if they're wet, but with a little care and bearing in mind I have no mobility problems they were fine.
And just a final word for the custodian of the charming little shop (don't forget to Gift Aid your entry fee if you're a UK tax payer!), who was wonderfully friendly and helpful, adding a little bit of extra joy to an already peaceful and pleasant experience.
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