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Glastonbury Abbey

Address: Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
Phone Number: +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, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A hidden jewel in the heart of Somerset, Glastonbury Abbey is traditionally associated with the...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Raglan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We visited on a winter's afternoon and were struck by how beautifully the light reflected off the ruins and how serene the site was. This is one of the loveliest monastery sites in England and is the resting place of three Saxon Kings plus King Arthur. My one regret is that we didn't leave enough time to take everything is... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A beautiful open place to visit on a sunny day. We wandered around the abbey ruins and sat on one of the many benches soaking up the sun and just listening to the birds. A great place for some mindful meditation.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of the best abbey's we visited in the UK. Wonderful museum and grounds. Take your time and wonder about, you won't be disappointed. The had a temporary open stage in front of the main abbey wall (with tents and banners) which I felt clashed with the overall mood. Still, a wonderful place to visit.

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bridgwater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

a very lovely serene place to visit ,it has a lovely old chapel,the grounds are well kept and pleasant to sit in,it also has a small museum which is vey interesting. During the summer it has a small café. a fabulous place to visit.

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

.....thinking that it's just an old ruin. Glastonbury Abbey was colossal in it's day and the superbly run museum will give you all the fact and figures you need to appreciate this fabulous ruined Abbey. Take time to look around and you soon realise what a gem this is. Supposed King Arthur's grave still marked out. We can thank Richard... More 

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Neath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Welcoming staff and great historic site although you always feel they are hiding the best bits! St Johns across the road is a live church worth visiting too

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Ilkley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Despite the rather spurious connexion with King Arthur and Guinevere, the Abbey site is beautifully laid out and the interpretative museum a model of its kind.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I live locally and have a season ticket to the Abbey ground and I go here often throughout the year. It provides a lovely peaceful haven to the point where you often forget all about the town. The grounds are lovely and there are duck ponds, fish ponds, a badger set and a nature area. The tourist centre often has... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Lots of shops and the old ruins where it's reported King Arthur were once buried are very interesting. Worth a stop off if you're driving through. We visited on a day road trip and really enjoyed the area, it's quite and manageable. I would imagine when the big music festival is in full swing you wouldn't be able to move... More 

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Newquay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Well worth the entrance fee, the ruins of the Abbey and the surrounding grounds are a delight and its so good to see work being undertaken to halt the decline.

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