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Glastonbury Abbey

Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
+44 1458 832267
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Glastonbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Ancient Ruins, Mysterious Sites
Owner description: A hidden jewel in the heart of Somerset, Glastonbury Abbey is traditionally associated with the earliest days of Christianity in Britain and figures... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I spent much more time here than I expected. Hours passed and I didn't even notice. I loved the history and thoroughly enjoyed the tour. very enthusiastic and knowledgable guides. I spent time enjoying my own company amongst the abbey and the grounds. Take your time and become part of this place. More than your money's worth. You must visit... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There are guided tours, delivered by volunteers dressed (and delivering the tour) as at the time of Henry VIII's Dissolution of the Monasteries. They tell you the legends of the abbey, as well as the history, and do this very well. There is a small museum of artifacts found at the site, as well as a shop selling gifts and... More

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Breda Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The abbey lies on a beautiful premises. We were there on a beautiful day and spent hours walking around, and relaxing. there are benches everywhere with stunning views. Restoration has been in a very nice way. Pointing out things of interest is done very nice aswell.

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Brownhills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This wasa concert in the grounds of the Abbey, at night, so lite up from about 8pm. There were lots of different bands/groups/solo artists, with a good mix of music from jazz/pop/classical and choral. Very good value at £3 per ticket in advance and a very enjoyable evening.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We liked the Abbey & would particularly recommend the tour where a lovely guide in old style dress gave an interesting overview of the history of the Abbey & its significance in ouir history.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The scale of the abbey is what is immediately impressive, with sufficient ruins remaining to allow the original structure to be imagined. Good supporting material in the associated museum, and the free guided tours, while brief, are informative and enjoyable.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Glastonbury Abbey is definitely one of the best heritage attractions in the Southwest. It is a fascinating site, full of history. It is beautifully maintained and the costumed guides really make the place come alive. The newly restored Abbot's Kitchen is a highlight and I also loved the herb garden and apple orchard, which was the setting for some wonderful... More

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leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Lovely small museum chronicling the abbey's history plus a cutting from the Holy Thorn tree said to have been planted when Jesus' uncle Joseph of Arimathea arrived in England 2000 years ago. A beautiful quiet grounds, perfect for meditation

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is my first visit to Glastonbury, surprisingly. The grounds of Glastonbury Abbey are awe-inspiring, to say the least. Such a gorgeous place...will definitely come back soon..

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Abbey is my absulute favorite place in Glastonbury. As soon as I enter the garden, I feel well, relaxed in harmony. It is as if it is another world, a good one, a world that is everywhere but we don't know it...but here you can see, feel, enjoy it. I love it and spent hundreds of hours there during... More

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