Glastonbury Abbey
Glastonbury Abbey
4.5
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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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  • Jennifer F
    Cardiff, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Best Part Of Glastonbury
    Visiting Glastonbury Abbey was, by far my favourite part of my visit to the town. We enjoyed a wonderful free tour, the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend visiting. There's a car park right next to the Abbey.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 March 2023
  • HilT2015
    Honiton, United Kingdom19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unmissable
    Visited yesterday. Thoroughly enjoyed the 11am tour. Guide super informative and helpful. Wonderful tranquil space and time - (before the busy season!). Looking forward to revisiting in quieter seasons xx. Thank you for all doing an excellent job x Amazing history and location. Stunning
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 March 2023
  • Sunny
    Weymouth, United Kingdom8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Doggo friendly! Woofly walk in the grounds!
    Woofly time had at Glastonbury Abbey! The Hoomans had been before and remembered that the grounds were lovely for a little walk. I was allowed inside and outside and there were water bowls and doggy bins. Lots of interesting sniffs, ducks, ponds and a woofly walk. Really interesting place to visit, with the option of a guided tour. Resting place of King Arthur 👑
    Visited March 2023
    Written 17 April 2023
  • Chelsea A
    Columbus, Ohio194 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty ruins
    It was really interesting to imagine how absolutely massive the Abbey was in its heyday. The ruins themselves are impressively tall. The site of King Arthur's supposed grave was not as grand as I was expecting, but still cool to see it. The little chapel on the other side of the visitor's center was also nice. I really liked that you could come and go throughout the day with the same ticket--it was nice to be able to come back and see something later that we had missed earlier
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 May 2023
  • journeymaid48
    Fairport, New York1,091 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical Abbey
    Glastonbury Abbey is a remarkable place. The ruins are amazing as you can see how vast and wealthy it was up until the mid-sixteenth century. The abbey boasted the graves of two Anglo-Saxon Kings, including Edmund Ironside, and the graves attributed to King Arthur and Guinevere in the Middle Ages, The Abbot's kitchen still stands intact. This is a great representation of what a Medieval wealthy kitchen looks like. The garden for herbs and Medicinals is replanted and well worth the walk. The must see place in Glastonbury.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 12 May 2023
  • Anne H
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    After the hippy dippy shops of Glastonbury which have some charm the Abbey is a different league. A truly beautiful tranquil site with fabulous grounds and historic ruins. Friendly staff, good coffee stop with gluten free cake!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2023
  • BBurnBabe
    Bristol, United Kingdom43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    CHRISTIANS BE PREPARED
    Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour, which was extremely informative, and the beautiful surroundings, I was horrified by approximately 7 'Druid types' who were chanting in unison and touching the walls in the Abbot's kitchen. They completely dominated the space and I felt I had to get out as quickly as possible as they were, in my opinion, abusing a Christian space. Quite spoilt the whole trip.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 May 2023
  • faewytch
    Cornwall, United Kingdom63 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful ruins, needs to be seen!
    Really enjoyed our visit, quite expensive to enter at over £50 for 4 people. The ruins were magnificent and are a sight that really needs to be seen up close to feel the scale of the place. The atmosphere was very calming and peaceful, a lovely place to sit and relax and wander around. The site was bigger than expected. The gift shop was rather dissapointing though with mostly general tourist tat.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Rickybear
    Bristol, United Kingdom6,508 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the oldest abbeys in England
    The abbey is one of the oldest in the UK, although now in ruins, the original church which the abbey replaced dated from the early Christian times. It’s reputed that Jesus visited the area with Joseph of Arimathea. The extensive grounds are lovely to walk around with a picnic. There are guided tours and a small museum. There is a car park next door.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 July 2023
  • Ian M
    Backworth, United Kingdom425 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating place
    Though the Abbey is a ruin, it has such an incredible history, there is a visitor centre which provides an insight into its history and there are various artefacts to view. Also there is a model which gives you some idea as to its size. The grounds of the Abbey are quite extensive. Free tours are available. If you are staying in Taunton there is a direct bus for which the stop is just by the entrance. The gift shop can be found before you enter.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
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Jemima S
Johannesburg, South Africa34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The grounds are huge and you could easily spend a few hours here.
The guided walk was factual and informative.
There is so much to do in Glastonbury I wish I had longer.
Written 30 December 2023
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Alien W
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The things to explore are limited. But the experience was generally great. On a sunny day, it was lovely to walk aside the ruins.
Written 28 October 2023
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J-from-Marysville
Marysville, OH931 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The story of this Abbey is very interesting. I was most interested in the King Arthur connection. He supposedly was buried there with his wife, removed from the cemetery and placed in a black marble tomb inside the Abbey, and then the tomb disappeared (with their remains) either shortly before or during the Henry VIII ransacking/destruction of the Abbey.

The entire site is pleasant to walk around. Tours are available at certain times throughout the day. Or go on your own, there are plenty of informative signs around.

Handicap access is challenging. The pathways are gravel and hard to push a wheelchair around on them.

Overall, a worthwhile visit.
Written 9 October 2023
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141jeng
Evesham, UK558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Visited here on a beautiful sunny Saturday in May.
It was a lovely visit. The atmosphere was peaceful and tranquil. We enjoyed a picnic on the grounds too.
Highly recommend!
Written 1 October 2023
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rebpen
Camelford, UK343 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Lovely place good value for money, carpark small and tight to park car. We was checky and parked in Morrisons. The Abbey was stunning, yes I know its in ruins but in its day it must have been magnificent. Lots to walk around and learn it's history. Would come back again. It was really peaceful, plenty of places to sit and meditate. Good for all the family, small children have the freedom to run around.
Written 19 September 2023
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Barns.
Peak District National Park, UK84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
A real must-visit when you're in Glastonbury, this place justifies the entry fee. The guided tour was included and of a high standard, giving us plenty of background about the history of the Abbey. The grounds are also vast and a nice place to spend a few hours.
Written 8 September 2023
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Northern Crafter
United Kingdom42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We had a great guided tour of the site on the day where a concert was due to take place that evening. Our wonderful guide battled against AC/DC in a sound check while telling us about the history and legends of the site. We personally enjoyed both the music and the history. The Abbey would have been a vast bustling noisy place, so the extra noise wouldn’t have been out of keeping. The Abbey would have been vast! Photographs don’t do the true height justice. We were shown how to read the sculpted doorway, and what phase of building took place when. The abbot’s kitchen is an architectural gem. We enjoyed ourselves very much. £12.50 entry.
Written 26 August 2023
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Kerensa2014
Singapore, Singapore105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
The tale of Kjng Arthur’s tomb being discovered in the 12th century probably needs a lot more convincing but this beautiful ruins of the earliest Christian monastic site is not to be missed . There is a free guided tour which is really good and the touch screens , model and boards dotted around the place tell a wonderful story. A lot of work has gone into digitally reconstructing the ruins to present a more vivid picture of what is used to be! Highly commendable work to to the team managing this beautiful site .
Written 20 August 2023
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Jess
Pontypridd, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Lovely time at Glastonbury Abbey! Been so long since I was last there and wanted to visit while I was there for my birthday week away. Luckily the sunshine was with us and my partner and I had a relaxing slow walk looking at the ruins and grounds. Loved the little chapel off to the side and the information indoors too.

I love King Arthur myth and legend so I always find it fascinating, as it has the supposed burial place of this famous and his Queen Guinevere. Definitely a lovely way to pass the time and immerse in history too.
Written 14 August 2023
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Exonia
Exeter, UK32 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We were expecting tranquility and peace and instead we got portaloos and trundling beeping vehicles as well as very ugly orange things with safety barriers everywhere. I just really feel it detracted from the visit and if we had known any extent of disruption we would genuinely have not paid £12.10 each to come in. We were completely unware as we paid. No one said anything. Also the toilets are disgusting and finally, we wanted to go the Saxon pottery display, advertised on the board as we went in, to be told, when we asked where it was, words to the effect of, ‘I can’t be bothered to do it today’. Don’t advertise it then!
Written 7 August 2023
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