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Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury

Glastonbury Abbey

Abbey Gatehouse,
Magdalene Street
Tel: +44(0)1458 832267
Fax: +44(0)1458 836117
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Glastonbury Abbey…..that Special place !
Normally quiet and tranquil ; such an atmosphere that, amongst the magnificent ruins, you can almost feel the prayerfulness of the people that have worshipped here for 2000 years.

Of course, not just romantic ruins, of what was the largest and richest Abbey in England, but the setting is against 36 acres of beautiful Somerset parkland, ponds and wildlife areas. In the Spring see the thousands of Snowdrops and Crocus, followed later by daffodils along the North path; then bluebells, masses of Wildflowers and native grasses, in summer, in the Orchard. Don’t forget our Herb garden too, growing herbs that the monks would have done, centuries ago. Then in the autumn see the colour on our hundreds of trees. So come, with eyes anew at the changes we have made and take a walk in the park……..

Many legends abound too ! Joseph of Arimathea, Jesus, St.Patrick and St. David all have connections here; and also according to legend King Arthur and his Queen Guinevere were buried here, in the land of Avalon.

From March to October we have costumed guides daily, playing characters from the Abbeys’ past. They will tell you, with humorous touches, a little of the Abbeys’ history and how the monks used to live etc. Performances are usually in the Abbots Kitchen, at set times daily.

Then there are our many events and also family activities during the school holidays; so see our website at for full details.

From May until late September we have an Outdoor Summer Cafe, selling, teas, coffees, cold drinks, cakes, pasties, sandwiches, icecreams etc.,……..but you are also welcome to bring your own picnic into the grounds.

We look forward to seeing you.

Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury

Historic Abbey ruins and Grounds - 36 acres. Living History. Holy Thorn Tree. Modern Museum.Gift Shop. Audio guides. Outdoor summer café. Picnics welcomed. Education package available. Guided tours by arrangement. Dogs allowed in on leads. Disabled friendly.

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