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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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A lovely walk on a sunny winters day away from the crowds. There is not a whole lot to see and the museum/visited center is a little on the modest side. It is worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely walk on a sunny winters day away from the crowds. There is not a whole lot to see and the museum/visited center is a little on the modest side. It is worth a visit.

Thank Mr-Pickwick1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely abbey with nice gardens, which in nice weather is a very pleasant afternoon stroll. Its fun to walk through the ruins and contemplate the mythologies and imagine where the famous heros might have been buried. A good gift shop and often a few exhibitions in parts of the abbey. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jodye2926
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful visit to the Abbey. The grounds are well maintained also a good visitors centre. Staff were very helpful.

1 Thank 250stewarts
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i visited on saturday it was cold but dry and meet the monk and the staff were very friendly you start in the museum which as history about the abbey a excellent afternoon keep up good work tony mbe

Thank tony726
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of history with the abbey and to see how these communities lived and cooked. I found it very Tranquil and peaceful here and will go back again when we visit our friends in Glastonbury.

Thank ChristopherDDevon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beauty and inspiration are astounding when you visit in person. I was there in May, the weather was cool, the sky was blue. The grounds are kept in perfect order. The history is clear and is well provided for in terms of knowing where everything is located. It is a wonderful sacred place in history and if you are... More 

Thank Susan N
Durham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting mid-week on a crisp and sunny morning, the abby was a delightful scene. Starting at the museum with all of it's interesting artefacts I had the sense of pride that this was a part of my own heritage. Walking out into the abby there were a lot of points of interest like the thorn tree. Legend has it that... More 

1 Thank Mike-From-8000-Miles
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely afternoon spent in the Abby grounds, It was raining but still plenty too see. Can't wait to return

Thank Sarah D
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ruins are magnificent and they really show how it would've been a place of keen learning- it was massive. Go at sunset as the light is beautiful.

Thank Tamara R
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

If you would like to visit the abbey, there are a few things that you need to know first. Firstly it is a beautiful and interesting place however there are many abbey ruins that are much more reasonably priced, and you won't be asked for a further donation on top of the entrance fee to then be given an unapproving... More 

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Wendy B, Public Relations Manager at Glastonbury Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to feedback about your visit. We are sorry you were disappointed. Glastonbury Abbey is a charity and is entirely dependent upon our visitor income and occasional project funding; we receive no support from elsewhere and have to prioritise where we spend our funds very carefully. We do invite a donation at point of entry... More 

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