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Glastonbury Abbey

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Address: Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
Phone Number: +44 1458 832267
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Description: A hidden jewel in the heart of Somerset, Glastonbury Abbey is...
A hidden jewel in the heart of Somerset, Glastonbury Abbey is traditionally associated with the earliest days of Christianity in Britain and figures such as Joseph of Arimathea, St Patrick and St David. It is also the resting place for three Saxon kings and the legendary King Arthur. Set in 36 acres of parkland in the middle of the town, the histories, mysteries and myths of Glastonbury Abbey define it as a place of extraordinary spiritual significance. Open 364 days a year, welcoming dogs on short leads, with summer cafe, costumed guides, accredited museum and gift shop.
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This Abbey was one of the richest in England, till Henry VIII and his colleagues destroyed it. The model of it in the museum gives you a good sense of what it must have been like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This Abbey was one of the richest in England, till Henry VIII and his colleagues destroyed it. The model of it in the museum gives you a good sense of what it must have been like in its heyday. Another Arthurian must.

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Informative museum, and enjoyable to explore, but not somewhere I would visit more than once. The grounds are kept very well, but it makes it feel almost a little out of place in some ways. Entrance fees aren't too high, and if you have historic or Arthurian interest it's definitely worth a visit once

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Thurrock, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour with Brother Paul, who knew the history really well and pointed out things you wouldn't normally notice.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Loved the rambling site and signposting. Gardens are spectacular. Great effort in the kitchen to provide realistic detail. Stroll in the orchard is amust

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I visited the abbey today. It cost just less than £25 to get in as 1 adult, 2 OAP'S and 3 children. The museum when you first enter is full of interesting facts and information and things to get the kids interested. There is a model of what the abbey would have been like in all its glory and when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What can I say... a stunning Abbey..as they all are.. very reasonable entry fee which I never question when it comes to Abbeys...absolute gorgeous. .alongside the "resting place" of King Arthur and Guinivere. .I can sit there and I I can imagine myself in the days gone by .... sigh

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great to visit once - but Glastonbury does not make the most of its attraction. Very little to draw you in a second time.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

In 1184, a very major fire had destroyed the Abbey. Today, what we see are the magnificent ruins and the Abbey museum. We wandered through the abbey grounds, admired the grand arches, walked around the magnificent ruins of the 12th century, the Lady Chapel and the medieval church. We saw the grand medieval kitchen of the Abbot, the Holy Thorn... More 

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Tring, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Well worth a visit for old and young , lots of history and interesting ruins. The grounds are quit peaceful too

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Alice, our guide was brilliant! She really brought it to life involving people in our group and helping us to imagine everything as it would have been. Her costume was very authentic also. There is a nice little café and a very good gift shop

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