Welcome to the Chalice Well
Damh the Bard | 24 May 2013
Please note, due to Damh's popularity, we have had to stop selling garden entrance for Friday evening via the website. If you would still like to come to the full moon evening see more details on the event page.
Chalice Well is one of Britain's most ancient wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon between the famous Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards it is a living sanctuary in which the visitor can experience the quiet healing of this sacred place. For over two thousand years this has been a place where people have gathered to drink the waters and find solace, peace and inspiration.
At present we work with the theme of 'Many Paths, One Source' to welcome all people of goodwill to the gardens throughout the year. We also mark 'the wheel of the year' at regular intervals with events of celebration, silence and meditation, and conversation. This includes an evening programme of music, poetry and performance throughout the summer months in our candlelit gardens.
We also have limited opening hours on the first Saturday in June each year, when we hold our annual Companions' Day. On Companions' Day the gardens are open to the public between 3.30 and 6.00 pm, with last admission at 5.30 pm. You can find out more about opening hours and entrance prices on the Visiting Chalice Well page.
Chalice Well Healing Weekends 2013 | 7-9 June & 24-26 August
This year we have added an additional Healing Weekend to our schedule. Our established annual Healing Weekend takes place over the August bank holiday weekend. The extra Healing Weekend is taking place on 7, 8 and 9 June, to take advantage of the large marquee we hire for Companions' Day.
Over the June Healing Weekend we are pleased to be hosting Nigel Shaw & Carolyn Hillyer in concert on the Saturday evening. Tickets are available online.
Chalice Well Healing Weekends are a great opportunity to experience a range of alternative therapies while enjoying the beautiful gardens.
- May 24th : Full Moon & Music with Damh the Bard
- Jun 1st : Companions Day 2013 | Celebrating the Life of Alice Buckton
- Jun 7th : Chalice Well June Healing Weekend
Chalice Well: The Story of a Living Sanctuary
For the first time the official history of Chalice Well is told in this fascinating book containing unseen images and untold stories from the Chalice Well and David Russell archives. A must read for anyone with an interest in or connection to the Well.