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Address: The Pantiles, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
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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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
JeremyPC
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 The Pantiles

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Thank JeremyPC
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 summer the dippers were there telling people about the waters and it was fun. Now!!!... More 

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Thank TWLady
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 positive note, at peak times there is usually a very helpful guide, in full... More 

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London
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 'take the waters' you'll be lucky to find a dipper (usually someone looking bored dressed... More 

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1 Thank jtaylorx
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank B_WTW
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 spring, its not much more than a hole in the ground and let's just say... More 

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Thank alexv243
Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank emilyferdinands
Horsham, United Kingdom
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1,100 reviews
897 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 859 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We have visited Royal Tunbridge Wells on numerous occasions and every time walk along 'The Pantiles' past this historic site in the direction of The Church of King Charles the Martyr. Although there is an information plaque at the site giving the history (and contrary to some rather ignorant reviews on here the spring has not 'dried up') only once,... More 

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Thank WMIM
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

As this spring is the reason for the existence of the town, it's prominence and visitor appeal is sorely lacking. Come on guys, get your act together!

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Thank bexsell
Romsey, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Wasn't open. Wasn't really sure what it was, when it was open. When we could come back? Seems they could make a whole lot more of it all.

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