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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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Peace among the broken stones.

What a lovely place to come if you want to wander around. Even though there were quite a few people here it still felt like a peaceful place to be. Walking among the ruins you get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place to come if you want to wander around. Even though there were quite a few people here it still felt like a peaceful place to be. Walking among the ruins you get a feel for what it must have been like. You can also enjoy the Abbotts kitchen seeing how food was prepared. A walk around... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Even though the open-plan design is a little draughty, it is still a magnificent and majestic building. Scattered amongst the ruins are glimpses into this historic buildings past, painting a vivid picture of how the abbey used to look and function. Well worth a visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There isn't a lot left of the Abbey but you can certainly get the feel for how big it used to be - bigger than Salisbury and Winchester Cathedrals and that's big. A very well kept site and a peaceful place. Good little museum.

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Abbey ruins are full of history and mythology which you can learn about by taking one of the free tours with a 'historical character' in role, but even regarded simply as a park this is a delightful place. Dogs are welcome if kept on leads (there are wild animals and wildfowl on site) and if owners clear up after... More 

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North-West England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What a fascinating and atmospheric place Glastonbury Abbey is! Despite the best efforts of Henry VIII, enough of it is still standing to convey how spectacular and vast the Abbey once was. Sections of its walls and arches tower over the visitor and parts of the West End are almost intact. Far across the estate, the kitchen building, constructed entirely... More 

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Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What a magnificent Abbey this must have once been! The remains are well kept with sufficient written information to guide us around by ourselves or there appeared to be tour guides as well. Two people were dressed in costume which added to the atmosphere. One building, a kitchen, was complete and inside done out as it would have been. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A lovely place to wonder around: beautiful, historic and with a real sense of peace. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here We followed the route recommended by the staff who sold us our tickets. He was both friendly and knowledgeable. It is great that you can take dogs too. We intend to go back and take a picnic.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Glastonbury Abbey is mostly in ruins, though there are several different areas to explore which are well signposted and have plenty of information posted around about each area's history. The views are beautiful and haunting, and spending time there alone as an adult interested in history, spirituality and the legends of King Arthur, for me I spent a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went on a glorious day and sat outside enjoying tea and cakes before exploring the abbey. It is well laid out with good footpaths and information boards and long walks for those who are able. To be enjoyed by young and old alike

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Ruins of one of England's earliest abbeys. I found the admission price very high for what they are offering inside - basically just visiting the grounds and seeing the ruins - and they are charging you at the till for a voluntary donation without asking for your permission and without filling your Gift Aid declaration.

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