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Address: Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
Phone Number: +44 1458 832267
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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 beautiful glance at History

This is a great place to spend an hour or more, walking where King Arthur is said to be buried. The remains of the Abbey are beautiful and leave you asking how it was built so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Benson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great place to spend an hour or more, walking where King Arthur is said to be buried. The remains of the Abbey are beautiful and leave you asking how it was built so many years ago. There is a great museum and gift shop as well. The grounds are expansive and people were enjoying picnics on the... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a lush place so intresting had lunch in the gate house lovely day so relaxing hugh lawns and fab little nooks

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Draycott, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A quiet, spacious and interesting place to wander about. Good visitors centre. One of the few places where there is no café/tea room. Just a kiosk selling ice-creams and tea. If you want lunch it is is right in the heart of Glastonbury which has a good selection of places to eat. Try the Who Would Have Thought it pub.... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The abbey ruins are very peaceful set in a beautiful landscape with lakes and parkland. You can either take a guided tour with a guide dressed as an abbot or make your own way around reading the information boards. Either way you will be able to explore this site of ancient Christianity dating from pagan times. There is also a... More 

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Thank Lorri855
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love history and architecture and Glastonbury Abbey did not dissapoint. I was suprised just how vast in scale it was and also sad to see what it must have once looked like in its complete state had Henry VIII not ordered it to be destroyed. The sprawling grounds are immaculate.

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Thank Simon L
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely serene place, there is a little basic cafe but its not always open. my favourite thing to do is take a loaf of bread and feed the giant carp in the lower fishpond. most of it is wheelchair accessible. Their open evenings are great with all the ruins lit up in colourful lights ad live entertainment

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These are large grounds with many parts to visit, firstly the Abbey ruins are in considerable good condition on the parts remaining.with much more of "Lady Chapel". The Abbots kitchen is well laid out and would appeal to younger members of the family.The are also some nice walks in the grounds, up top the Wildlife area, ponds and orchards. On... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had yet another lovely day at the Abbey. Group of us all with young children spent 4 hours there. Had a picnic on the grass and kids ran around for hours having great fun. Not much shelter so needs to be a dry day to really enjoy. Car park is £4 for 4hrs £8 all day.

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Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Glastonbury Abbey is majestic and beautiful, the ruins are stunning and you can imagine how grand it would have looked. There is a lot to see and do and unfortunately we didn't have that long here, so we missed out on a few different things. We saw the resting place of King Arthur and the Holy Thorn as well as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is interesting to see the ruins of the abbey, and supposedly the place where Arthur & gwenievere were buried. It is amazing to see the size of the foundations of the abbey and also to see the old kitchen. Otherwise it is a bit of a strange town.

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