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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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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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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Glastonbury Abbey

We walked around the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey and felt the earth energy. Felt the presence of many people who lived there before.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gail F
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked around the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey and felt the earth energy. Felt the presence of many people who lived there before.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely place to visit if you want peace and quiet, lovely to walk around the grounds of this abbey through the ruins. It also has a gift shop which sells many things..

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Peaceful and calming place to visit, which nice museum and shop. Great no matter what the weather. Family friendly too.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you go onto the Abbey grounds it is like entering a new world. Green, lush and relaxing. Our family enjoys strolling the grounds and exploring, then stopping for an ice cream. A great place to sit and take a breath... We enjoy making some etchings inside and always stop at the bookstore on the way out!

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glastonbury Abbey is a must-see for visitors to Glastonbury. The entry price was very reasonable and the facilities are very good. For fast walkers like me this would be an ideal half-day activity though those on more relaxed schedule would want to allow a bit more time to wander through the orchard, gardens, and the ruins.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here as it bucketed down with rain, but still fantastic and informative, take time to look at the artefacts they are beautiful.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a great half day wondering around these ruins. The place in its prime would have been amazing, rivalling anything we still have standing today. Great history to the place.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The grounds are wonderful and is kept in good condition. The staff are lovely and there are many different areas to go to around the grounds, which offer relaxation and a great view. There is a fantastic little cafe in the grounds serving lovely snacks and good home-made produce. Although it was lovely, the only down side is that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit, stunning views with plenty of history, local information and facts. We could return time and time again

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Abbey on a blustery October day, and due to the chilled weather we were two of very few guests. The location was fascinating and we enjoyed walking around the grounds and attempting to visualize what it may have looked like once. As a cook, I thought the preserved kitchen was very interesting, as well... More 

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