Small in size but rich in offerings, this Somerset town is a centre of New Age culture, rumoured to be the final resting place of King Arthur and most famously, home to the legendary Glastonbury festival.
GLASTONBURY - AT A GLANCE
- Established in 1970, ‘Glasto’ as it’s affectingly known, is a world-famous 5-day festival celebrating the best music, arts and culture from around the world.
- Glastonbury is a joy to visit any time of year with its incense-scented mix of English charm, alternative culture and eye-opening spiritual history. Explore the offbeat, independent shops selling everything from healing crystals to organic beauty products.
- Make sure you climb Glastonbury Tor to take in the views and feel the good vibrations, then visit the holy Chalice Well, which is surrounded by peaceful gardens.
- Did you know? Glastonbury Abbey is one of the earliest Christian sites in England.
- VisitSomerset has lots of information on Glastonbury as well as day-trips you can take to see the beautiful countryside beyond.
- From London, Glastonbury is around a 3 hour 30 minute journey. You’ll need to catch a train to Bristol, followed by a bus to the West Country town.