The World Peace Garden, found at the foot of Glastonbury Tor in Somerset, is home to the Chalice Well, an ancient site believed by many to mark the spot where Joseph of Arimathea placed the chalice that caught Christ’s blood at the Crucifixion, adding to speculation that the Holy Grail exists.
The spring water has a somewhat red hue, which some Christians believe represents the rusty iron nails used at the Crucifixion. It is furthermore claimed that when Joseph of Arimathea hid the Chalice from the Last Supper in the garden, the spring water began to flow red. However, the iron content found in the water may be the reason it is slightly red, and may in turn contribute to the claims that the water has “healing properties”.
There is unfortunately, no evidence to support the claims but whether you believe them or not, the garden in which the well is found is a calming oasis and somewhere you can go to sample the spring water yourself, for free (although there is a small entry fee to gain access to the garden itself).
Whatever you believe, the garden is well worth a visit.