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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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Magical Glastonbury Abbey

Costumed docents retell the legends that are attached to Glastonbury Abbey while providing a very informative tour of the ruins. There is also an interesting little museum with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Costumed docents retell the legends that are attached to Glastonbury Abbey while providing a very informative tour of the ruins. There is also an interesting little museum with various artifacts and models of the Abbey. A selection of brass plates are available for creating rubbings. The setting is quite lovely. Be sure to visit the shops and enjoy the local... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've been here twice before since I am a student of its history, so to speak. I love wandering the grounds, learning about each little stone and bump in the ground! A home for Arthurian and Grail enthusiasts! I'd actually love to be there right now! hahaha. I can't wait till I can go back to my second home again.

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Prague
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This place is really magical. We are not much for guided tours so we bought a guide book and made the "tour" by ourselves. It was all very interesting, not only the buildings but the whole area is a beautiful park, with lovely details such as herbs garden. It is a beautiful place where you can spend a calm, energizing... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit. They do guided tours with staff who dress in costume. There is a small museum and you can re-enter all day on the same ticket. Really lovely. Well worth the entrance fee

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The tour was enjoyable and it was fascinating to learn about the history including their version of the birth of Jesus in the stone carving entrance. Very exciting to learn that King Arthur was once buried here and their kitchen was fascinating to see too. We didn't check out much of their museum but enjoyed the lovely grounds.

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luton, england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The Abbey is in the centre of Glastonbury and costs about £7 to get in. Apart from the Abbey, there is a wonderful parkland to enjoy while you are there. Hilight is the supposed grave of King Arthur.

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Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Mainly come to Glastonbury for the town but also took in a visit of the Abbey which was a huge ruin but very interesting at the same time, we spent over a hour wondering around the abbey, but as i said we came here for a shopping trip in some of the shops in the main street, to sum up... More 

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Torquay, Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The ruins of the Abbey are interesting and great to wander around. But do think they have missed a trick, a lot of sites now use electronic audio guides either handheld or on your mobile, would be so much better than trying to time a tour with a human guide, or display much more comprehensive written guides by the sites.... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

What a lovely place to visit the Abbey and the Tor the town is nice to walk round we listened to music being played in the square and enjoyed a coffee and cake in the sun

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Can't really say much as didn't go in due the silly price. Glastonbury is a pretty chilled out place to visit and has some amazing shop's and characters. Well worth a days visit.

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Additional Information about Glastonbury Abbey

Address: Address: Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
Phone Number: +44 1458 832267
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Glastonbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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