Glastonbury

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, Somerset, England

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.

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