Discovered over 400 years ago, by Lord North who felt rejuvenated from drinking the cool water, The Chalybeate Spring is situated in heart of the historic Pantiles.
The Chalybeate spring water was served by someone called a 'Dipper' for a small fee - not for the water, which has always been designated as belonging to the people, but for being served the medicinal solution in a genteel fashion. This tradition carries on today when circumstances allow. Usually in the summer it can be possible to sample the cool Chalybeate Spring water served by a costumed dipper, provided the water is flowing, it is a natural phenomenon after all!
The spring and is open to admire 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please check about whether water is being served before making a special trip, by contacting the Tourist Information Centre.
After taking the water, you too can adjourn to a local café or inn and partake of further refreshments then perhaps some shopping in the delightfully historic alleyways of The Pantiles.