Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Mysterious Sites • Religious Sites
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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Felix
Essex, UK446 contributions
Stunning
Jun 2021
I did not expect a lot when I visited this Abbey but am amazed with how much I learnt. The tour with the Goodwife and the museum were both very informative. I loved that some of it was known to be just legend. It is a beautiful place in a lovely town. I would recommend.
Written June 17, 2021
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AJ66
London, UK87 contributions
Pleasant afternoon visit
Jun 2021
On a trip to Glastonbury we spent an hour at the Glastonbury Abbey. Entrance fee applies and no need to pre-book. You are left to wander around the ruins of the abbey and the grounds at leisure and a map is provided.

It's a pleasant way to relax and spend an hour or two especially if the weather is good as it is all out doors.
Written June 15, 2021
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CumbrianFooody
Penrith, UK72 contributions
Excellent
Jun 2021
It would be easy to spend hours here taking in the history and legend of the abbey. Well maintained and a must if visiting Glastonbury
Written June 6, 2021
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Kevin R
Blackpool, UK86 contributions
Peaceful place
May 2021
This was our second visit to the Abbey and what a peaceful place it is. 36 acres of grounds to explore including the ruins of the abbey destroyed by Henry the 8th in 1539 and the Holy Thorn. We were blessed with a lovely hot sunny day and spent a wonderful peaceful 2 hours there. Highly recommended.
Written May 29, 2021
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triggeruk
Stafford, UK65 contributions
Lovely big site
May 2021
Lots to walk around- could do with some sort of audio guide. Found ourselves unsure of what things were - but the scale is clear. Enjoyed wandering around and sure well come back again when we have more time
Written May 21, 2021
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paulanddonna weavers
Lincoln, UK83 contributions
A peaceful place
May 2021 • Couples
This is a great place to visit in Glastonbury. We went to see King Arthur's resting place. The grounds are lovely to walk around. It's quite a large area but great for a pick nick. Highly recommended.
Written May 6, 2021
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emt
Gloucester, UK137 contributions
Peaceful
Apr 2021 • Family
What a peaceful place! We paid on the door, there was hand sanitiser and masks required only in the indoor bit at the start. There were dogs everywhere but no mess. The info boards were a bit lacklustre but I guess it's easy enough to find online?

Spent about 2 hours here, lovely walk round and picnic, plus a takeaway coffee. Grand
Written April 26, 2021
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Mick
United Kingdom4 contributions
Lovely but expensive
Dec 2020
Lovely grounds, very peaceful but very expensive for what it is. I've seen larger, intact beautiful historic buildings that were cheaper to view so maybe a consideration of the price would get more footfall. I wouldn't bother to go in again. sorry
Written March 11, 2021
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John
Leavenworth, KS1,297 contributions
King Arthur will haunt you, beware
Dec 2019
Glastonbury Abbey is known as the ruins of the oldest monastery site in Britain. It is a must-see site in Somerset for those who enjoy architectural ruins. While a ruin, there is much to see and with imagination one can picture a huge abbey, as towers at the corners still remain. Some outbuildings are completely restored. Within the 36 acre abbey grounds is a site where monks in the 12th century identified as the gravesite of King Arthur. The abbey is included in the Mathew Paris map of the world in 1250, showing its early prominence. Along with the abbey ruins are the Lady Chapel, the herb garden, and the abbots’ kitchen. At the entrance is a medium-sized museum, a gift shop and a summertime outdoor café. I recommend at least two hours to enjoy the abbey and hope to be able to return for another visit. Late fall afternoon sun and shade produce beautiful pictures. Visited late Fall 2019.
Written November 30, 2020
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mickh7079
Oldbury, UK68 contributions
visit to the Abbey
Oct 2020
had a walk round the Abbey grounds on the Saturday morning it was nice and peaceful the had a sit down and a nice cup of coffee the Abbey is well worth a visit
Written November 2, 2020
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