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Glastonbury Abbey

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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...more
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Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
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I visited Father Christmas today at the Glastonbury Abbey . I was very disappointed on arrival . I know the weather wasn't very nice but Santa's sleigh wasn't even made Christmassy , then the Reindeers were over the other side opposite Abbots Kitchen , Their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helen J
Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful experience of being close to the final resting place of ARTHUR. Chilling to note that his remains and his Queens were placed at the entrance steps for public display in the 13th century. His grave marker, a black stone bearing the solitary word...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ulstermarine
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took my twin 3 year old Granddaughters to the Abbey last Saturday we had booked on line and recieved a confirmation also added my Granddaughters names and ages in order a selection of gift would be ready for Santa. Everyone was very welcoming and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BusterBristol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the ruins ‘by the back door’ when attending an event at Abbey House. Great open space with beautiful ruined buildings. Also intact medieval kitchens which are simply extraordinary.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eurotraveller3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the guided tour, so enjoyable, history brought to life. the passion of the guide was so evident, truly a wonderful place to visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank shaunbendle11963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a great three hours visiting the abbey and museum. We were taken around part of the site by Nigel, who was a great guide and very knowledgeable. Plenty of fact and maybe some fiction all added up to create a brilliant storyline. Well worth...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MGH1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

waked round the abbey gardens and see the holy thorn also the alledged burial place of King Ather though some say this a ploy by the monks to get people to visit the abbey

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mickh7079
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Beautiful Peaceful Ruin in the Centre Of Glastonbury , a great piece of English History with plenty of interesting artefacts and written accounts of the Abbey and times Past. The gift Shop belonging to the Abbey is well stocked with Religious items, and lots...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Heather M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Abbey is a magnificent ruin with the remaining towering structures that tell a story of what an impressive edifice it must have been. You can wander through the remains of the Abbey and be overwhelmed by the incredible walls and doorways that have battled...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Wendy B, Public Relations Manager at Glastonbury Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you are in Glastonbury, do yourself a favor and take the free guided tour to the abbey. Tours start at 10:00 a.m. and are guided by knowledgeable people dressed in period costumes. It was a fun and interesting hour and the museum has excellent,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Wendy B, Public Relations Manager at Glastonbury Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback; we really appreciate it and glad you enjoyed the tour.

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Jayne B
April 10, 2018|
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Hi Jayne - we have a full access statement on our website with pictures so you can see the lay out. It's under the Visit Us section. Hope this helps Wendy
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it's a great place to take your puppy dog plenty of space for them to run around.
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May 10, 2015|
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Hi Ann Living History tours of the abbey are included in the admission price. They run daily March to October except occasional days which are listed on the website. Times are also online. Hope this helps Wendy
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sandtray
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Trip planning in Southern England (10 Replies)
We are planning a days drive after overnighting in Wells. Have put Stourhed, Bradford on Avon (tithe barn & church), & Lacock on the itinerary. Would end the day at a B&B in Bath. Can't decide about a stop at Glastonbury Abbey or Castle Combe. All of that is too much to put into a day. Any opinions about what would be most enjoyable or what should be left off. We are an older couple that just enjoys seeing the historic, the countryside, the architecture, the beauty of the places...More
April 15, 2010|
Response fromGraham B|
Hi there I've visted all the places you mention as they are all close to here. You can quite easily spend an entire day at Stourhead so if you decide to do that, you won't have room for much else. It's very pleasant of course, but you'd get a better feel for the area by making a few shorter stops rather than one all-day one. I'd recommend that you pop into Glastonbury seeing as it is quite close to Wells, then head for Bradford where you can see the barn and church in an hour or so...More
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Logistical Help (early planning) road trip SW England (10 Replies)
Hello, This will be our first trip to England, just two of us. We're trying to plan a 7 to 9 day road trip. My main question is lodging? Do we pick two home bases, or a new lodging as we move around? How feasible is this road trip scheduling? Should we cut anything? Can you recommend a can't miss site, or a great place to eat, a local delight? (Two things we can NOT cut are Longleat and Paradise Park). We like quirky oddball sites and ruins. Our tentative travel is late September/...More
April 02, 2018|
Response fromRogeroos|
Welcome to the forum, Della and I'm sure you can have a great time. You ask: 'My main question is lodging? Do we pick two home bases, or a new lodging as we move around? How feasible is this road trip scheduling? Should we cut anything? ' Although finding a base for a few days and taking day trips from there is an excellent way of exploring England, realistically, there aren't two bases which could enjoyably be used for the trip you outline. It would simply involve too many hours in the...More
Hunter1722
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Need a little advice on flight time for Glastonbury area. (4 Replies)
I am planning on arriving from Dublin to Bristol on a Sunday in March, driving to Glastonbury area and checking into a B&B for the evening. I was then going to see the next day Glastonbury Abbey, Tor, Chalice Well, Stonehenge via rental car. I am trying to figure out if all that can be done without killing myself so I can fly back to Dublin the same day at 8:30pm or if I need to spend another night near Bristol and fly out the next morning at 8:10 am.
May 31, 2011|
Response fromRomanCitizen|
It is 45-50 miles from Glastonbury to Stonehenge: the routeplanner says 67minutes, which is rubbish, you would need 90 minutes. Back to the airport, 2 hours. Whatever you do, do not approach the airport through Bristol: I would also avoid Bath in the late afternoon, which means across country. That takes 3.5 hours out of your day, which means you have about 6 hours to see all you want to, as you will need to be back at the airport by 18:30 at the very latest - not forgetting you have to...More