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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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Children 10 and 6 really hen joyed visiting the Abbey, piecing together what it would have looked like and all the stories. We all loved walking along the badger boardwalk and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Children 10 and 6 really hen joyed visiting the Abbey, piecing together what it would have looked like and all the stories. We all loved walking along the badger boardwalk and spying their sett too. We wish we had been able to stay longer to do some of the activities including brass rubbing and mask making. Definately worth a visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I travelled with a bus tour where we were given over an hour to explore the Abbey and surrounding area. There are regular guided tours available with staff dressed in peasant clothing of the time. It was amazing to see the grave of King Arthur and his Queen Genevieve. There is a mock up how a large kitchen would have... More 

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Glastonbury Abbey is the highlight of any visit to the town- an amazing site with lots to see in beautiful grounds- a fascinating yet peaceful place to visit.

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Bourne End, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

From the moment you walk into this place you can sense and feel the history and the significance of why this place is special. I had goosebumps it really is that special a must see it will take your breath away.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely worth seeing! The ruins are just beautiful and the history that surrounds the abbey is fascinating.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Much bigger area than I thought. Very interesting... a lovely place to visit on a sunny afternoon as we did. Nice small museum and not too expensive to get in. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I love old buildings and despite being atheist I do love a lot of the architecture. This has that in spades. The grounds are really well kept and offer a nice relaxing space away from the busy Glastonbury bustle.

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

So beautiful as a ruin it must have been truly stunning when it was whole. Really well maintained, wandered around for hours soaking up the atmosphere. The staff were very nice and friendly too.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey are well worth a visit. there is a small museum showing artefacts and recovered pieces of the ruins before you see the actual ruins that remain standing. These are found in a relaxing and peaceful setting. You can see the site of what is believed to be the resting place of King Arthur and his... More 

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Well, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What peeks out over the walls of the carpark is every bit the ruin that it is but through the ticket office and across the lawns and its an awe inspiring presence. Enough remains to see its magnificence before the Reformation. Its beautifully cared for grounds make for time to soak of every aspect of the Abbey

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Additional Information about Glastonbury Abbey

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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