Glastonbury Tor

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Glastonbury Tor
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essexbornandbred
Chelmsford, UK115 contributions
Mar 2022
So the day we went was beautiful and sunny , especially so for mid March , which has elevated the Tor to 5 stars . Let’s face it , if you find yourself in Glastonbury , you really need to be able to say you’ve climbed the Tor.

I would recommend parking at Drapers shoe factory £5 for the day if you plan to visit the town too, or £3 for 3 hours . Short walk to the Tor form there , the walk up is probably only 15/20 mins max with reasonable fitness levels , but obviously steep so can leave you a little breathless as you go up .

On a beautiful clear sunny morning before the hoards arrive , it’s a lovely place to chill , a wet windy busy afternoon may have left us feeling different!
Written March 19, 2022
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Cheekycockney190757
Basildon, UK7,124 contributions
Aug 2021
Visited on Saturday 28th August 2021 We caught the shuttle bus to the base of the Glastonbury Tor hill. This shuttle bus you access from the car park outside Glastonbury Abbey entrance adjacent to the Tourist Information Office. The cost was circa £3.50 return and left every half an hour. You can walk from the town centre to the tor but I had limited time and fitness so chose the bus and didn't regret it, as it didn't seem the walk from town was very scenic tbh. Once at the base of the tor, there was an ice-cream van there in a field when we visited. It didn't appear there were any toilets. There was a short circular walk up a narrow spiral path and for the fitter a straight climb up the mudding hillside. Once at the top you have the single column which is empty and just forms a square-shaped set of walls with no roof. Interesting for photography and views but little else. It was interesting that much like the village of Glastonbury itself there was a mix of tourists at the site including a predominantly white and apparently very middle-class set of hippies and "spiritual" people attempting to meditate whilst kids ran around playing. It all felt a bit false but each to their own.
Written October 6, 2021
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ToonPatriot
Yeovil, UK231 contributions
Aug 2020
We had a walk up after visiting a museum, and it was a nice walk, even if you had to constantly dodge ignorant families who require the whole path to themselves. It's a bit of a hike, some of those who are less able may struggle, but at the top it is worth it.

The Tor itself is obviously nice to see, but I was more interested in the views.

We were lucky enough to be caught in a storm at the top which forced everybody else to seek refuge in the Tor (which has no roof) and enabled me to take some nice pictures of the surrounding area without being photobombed.

I did like to see this as I was a huge fan of the Broken Sword game series as a child, in which this featured.
Written September 4, 2020
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Abbigail P
Birmingham, UK13 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
The Tor its self would have been amazing but inside it was full of locals having a noisy ceremony. I've got nothing against the ceremony but there was a lot of us waiting outside while a group chanted affirmations to the sound of a drum. I thought it was quite selfish especially since many of us would have liked to sit in peace and tranquility and enjoyed the magnificence of the tor sitting above avalon. Groups like this should think of others, no body could go in the tor that day and many if us gave up waiting. So it was a shame.
Written July 24, 2021
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SaleFamily
Sale, UK401 contributions
Aug 2021
Took the bus to the base of the Tor and from there it's a 15 walk up to the top. Pretty steep and you feel it but the views are lovely, although it was pretty busy up there. The bus is £3.30 and runs every 30 minutes and saves an hour of uphill walking from the town.
Written August 23, 2021
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Steve A
1 contribution
Nov 2021
The Tor's a beautiful place, so 5 stars for that, but just a warning from someone who lives in the town and often walks up there. Parking tickets are regularly dished out on the little road where the higher entrance is (Stone Down Lane). Have just walked past on a darkening November afternoon at 4.30 pm and seen 3 or 4 cars with parking tickets, which could obviously really spoil someone's experience. Please don't give the parking ticket lady any more reasons to be so cheerful.
Written November 15, 2021
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Jazzing19
Birmingham, UK58 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is such a trek and not for the faint hearted.
It took us about half an hour to walk up just around the corner of Chalice Wells. It is worth it and I would recommend taking a picnic as it is a stunning place as the top to sit and take the views in and find inner peace.
Written September 11, 2020
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Citygirl058
Greater London, UK75 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Even with a bad knee I was determined to make it to the top, so took me a lot longer than usual. (25mins)
When we got there, 2 of the locals were playing music (didgeridoo & guitar) which enhanced the experience.
Was a hot cloudless day and the views were amazing.
Written June 20, 2021
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SomeoneYouUsedToKnow
London, UK11 contributions
Aug 2021
There are beautiful views on the top of the Tor, where you can see all across the surrounding area. The climb was tiring, but a manageable and pretty journey. Although it grew busy at lunch time, the Tor did not feel overcrowded, but there was a steady stream of people along the path. I would recommend bringing a picnic to enjoy at the top, as the nearest food is in the centre of Glastonbury.
Written August 21, 2021
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bevabess
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK8 contributions
Oct 2020
We were very lucky to have a dry afternoon, particularly as it had rained in the morning. The views were spectacular, well worth the climb. It was a struggle for me as I have had mobility issues in the past. Because of Covid, the bus was not running from town to the Tor so it was a long walk for me just to get there. I do think there could be a place that you could be dropped off at the base. A bench now and again would have been most welcome. It was a huge challenge for me but I'm glad I did it.
Written October 5, 2020
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