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Glastonbury Abbey

Magdelene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
01458 832267
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Glastonbury
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins, Mysterious Sites
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed walking around the grounds and looking at the old ruins of the cathedral. On a beautiful day you could walk through the whole park and really soak in the pretty landscape. There is a small herb garden which I enjoyed because I like to grow herbs at home. There is a small museum to... More

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Wonderful place, so tranquil, so beautiful, so historic, reasonable entrance fee. Definitely worth a visit..

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Polperro, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

The best things about this visit were the peace and quiet sitting in the sunshine on one of the benches, and the large badger sett in the wildlife area. Beyond that I found it soulless and lacking in some intrinsic way that I haven't yet been able to bring to coherence. You'd be better off spending your £7.00 on something... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We enjoyed the peace and sense of history this place evoked. We thought we'd spend an hour but ended up staying nearly two hours.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

the abbey is a lovely place to visit. a highlight for me was the kitchen - 2 actresses who stay in character -alice and isabelle (if that is their real names!) were really good fun and full of great knowledge on the workings of a medieval kitchen!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

fantastic kept grounds beautiful ponds wich are teeming with fish. Always take some bread as you will be able to feed them also the many ducks. Especially great in summer months when you can kick back and relax getting your tan on while you soak up the amazing ruins which seem to sprout out of the groud like concrete archd... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Worth a visit, the grounds are lovely to have a walk around. Quite interesting to learn the history.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

If you visit Somerset, one of the places not to miss on a dry day is Glastonbury Abbey. There has been a religious settlement there for over a thousand years and there is a tradition that Jesus visited the area with his 'uncle', Joseph of Arimathea and even built a chapel dedicated to his mother. The purported graves of Arthur... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Not only was the exhibition area made very interesting with all sorts of things to try and buttons to press etc but the staff were dressed up too and were very helpful. On going outside to see the ruins, I was struck by how beautiful it was with daffodils everywhere in the spring sunshine. It must have been a truly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Much of the walls of the abbey remain and is very much now a parkland. A very peaceful area to enjoy a few hours wandering around and great for keen photographers.

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