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Glastonbury Abbey

Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
+44 1458 832267
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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 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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Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
+44 1458 832267
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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place with a great history. There was also an informal music recital going on in the Chapel. It would have been a serene experience but unfortunately a group of unaccompanied and unsupervised children were running around the ruins shouting and screaming which kind...More

Thank WalkingWithBoots
Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Abbey yesterday and joined a tour with brother John. He was very informative and funny. Took us though the history of the Abbey and even sang for us in the "abbots kitchen" - what a magical experience !!!. Being on site when...More

Thank Mytravadv
Reviewed November 1, 2017

I have been here a number of times and recommend it to anyone of any age. Not only to you get to wander around the grounds of the old Abbey (the remaining section) but you also get to delve into the history of the Legend...More

Thank Kecharitomene
Reviewed October 31, 2017

We had a picnic in the grounds of this amazing Abbey, there's lots to see and read about with an unexpected old fashioned herb garden growing long forgotten herbs that are no longer used and ones that still are.

Thank maxine d
Reviewed October 29, 2017

We unfortunately had just a short visit through Glastonbury on our England Trip. However, seeing the Abbey was a nice unexpected highlight - very interesting and there was so much to see. The setting was quite nice, peaceful, and the ruins aspect made it even...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely Abbey to walk around and picnic in .. its full of history and a touch of Arthurian legend and on a sunny day it's a beautiful place to sit, eat and watch the world go by .. definitely recommend

Thank Anthony J
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

A very interesting place to visit. We joined in a guided tour- free. The guide was very knowledgeable and not at all dull! Definatley recommend the abbey as a place to visit.

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed October 23, 2017

The country is littered with former Abbeys, and most of them are excellent, but Glastonbury is one of the better. It has myths and legends in abundance, and you leave with more questions than answers, a truly magical place.

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Not only is this place steeped in history but true and mythological it gorgeous grounds. If you are a tree lover like myself then you will be pleasantly surprised. I could have spent my whole day there in the ruins but mostly among the trees....More

Thank Joanne K
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

The abbey is in the middle of Glastonbury with car parks just outside the abbey. The abbey is very pretty but is a outdoor activity so better on a dry day.

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February 21, 2017|
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Response from Brindle C | Reviewed this property |
it's a great place to take your puppy dog plenty of space for them to run around.
Angelica V
May 10, 2015|
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Response from Wendy B | Property representative |
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
Ann M
January 2, 2015|
Response from Wendy B | Property representative |
Currently we do not hold weddings at the abbey