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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: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
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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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Like all Glastonbury area this is another mystical place. Take some time to explore the Abbey area. small sign marks King Arthur & Guinevere graves

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Albany, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This was a mystical experience. I felt as if I travelled here before. The grounds are lovely and serene. Don't miss out on taking a seat on a bench or two and reflecting on the energy of the land.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We went to Glastonbury Abbey mostly to see the site of King Arthur's grave, which was great. But there are a lot of neat things to see here. The docents dress up in period costume and walk you around for tours, entertaining for the kids. The ruins themselves have a quiet voice- there is definitely something mystical here. There is... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

Extensive grounds with lots to see, great value for money, the badger set is a brilliant idea, you can come and go throughout the day on the same ticket

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

36 acres, steeped in history. Huge energy. Just an overall amazing place. Love it here. Will be back. Nice staff.

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Welcoming gift shop, friendly staff and yet you can still be left alone should you choose to walk around this lovely site and feel the magic of the ages with every autumn step. Highly recommended!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wonderful Abbey to visit. Good exhibition with historical facts, beautiful old structure with open spaces and green lawns to stroll around, medieval kitchen with appliances and cooking lessons. Everything on a grand scale. Very interesting visit for our children (13 and 16) and the parents!

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north wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Great for a lovely walk around the grounds and in the summer months has an outdoor café with the just lovely. Very nice place to visit and can even take well behaved dogs

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I visited with a friend and we were both in awe of the Abbey, it's surrounded by beautiful and very well maintained grounds. There was building work being done so there's a small area of the Abbey closed off but the impact of the work was kept to a minimum and it's technically out of season. One thing that could... More

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Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Don't miss this amazing plot of land. Besides seeing these ancient ruins, there is an old herb garden and apple orchard that beg to be visited. The Abbot's Kitchen is still in excellent condition after sitting there for hundreds of years... Loved going there, should have gone more in my weeks stay in the magical town... You can buy a... More

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