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Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset

Visitor Attraction, Scheduled Ancient Monument and Church

Romantic Ruins – Once the grandest and richest Abbey in England. A great Glastonbury experience awaits you here!
Peaceful parkland – Such a special atmosphere within our 36 acres of Somerset parkland, ponds, orchard and wildlife areas.
History brought to life by our costumed guides – from March until October. Hear tales of the past from monks, kitchen maids, pilgrims and even King Arthur’s court!
Legendary burial place of King Arthur – Was King Arthur and his Queen Guinevere buried here? Our story starts in 1191.
2000 years of History and Mystery – Traditionally the earliest Christian sanctuary in Britain. Did Joseph of Arimathea bring Jesus here?
A place for all seasons! Snowdrops in winter; glorious daffodils in spring; Wildflowers in summer and wonderful autumn tree colour.
Outdoor Summer Cafe, the perfect place to relax and soak up the atmosphere of this historic site. Open May until end of September.
Retail therapy can be found in the excellent Gift Shop, well stocked with unusual gifts and much, much more.
Modern Visitor Centre, museum and model.
Exhibitions and Events throughout the year.

Official Website : www.glastonburyabbey.com

Be Inspired

Castles

Castles were first built in England during the Norman Conquest in the 11th century as fortifications. There are many hundreds of castles throughout England some in good repair whilst others have all but completely disappeared other than a few stones to mark the spot.

Castles

Lakes

England has many lakes spread out over the whole of the country but the most famous must be the Lake District which draws around 16 million visitors each year to admire the beauty of the countryside around the lakesides. Lake Windermere is England’s largest lake.

Lakes

National Parks

The National Parks of England are quite diverse but all have in common one thing and that is their beauty. From the windswept reaches of Dartmoor and Exmoor to the mountains and lakes of the Lake District or the ancient, peaceful tranquility of the New Forest all are worthy of a visit.

National Parks

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