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Address: Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
Phone Number:
+44 1458 832267
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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A hidden jewel in the heart of Somerset, Glastonbury Abbey is...

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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Great historic place

Glastonbury Abbey is great historic place with greatarchitecture tells you about the legendary king Arthur with religious touch with entry fee 7.5 pounds , also there is a gift... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Glastonbury Abbey is great historic place with greatarchitecture tells you about the legendary king Arthur with religious touch with entry fee 7.5 pounds , also there is a gift shop with cool items good to give a visit to such a great historic place

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Thank nsujay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always enjoying going to the Abbey. They often have various exhibitions etc going on, especially in the Summer, so worth looking it up on their web site.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Now I am no skin flint but I am into my history and my partner is a professional archaeologist specialising in UK archaeology, miffed and disappointed are the two words that come to mind on the discovery that the entry fee is £7.50 each with a further beg of a contribution of £1.00. I understand that this is a charity... More 

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Thank retto970
Barry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This abbey has great architecture and history from myths and legends to of course religion the crumbling buildings make you realise how fab history is

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Thank evans4361
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another must see destination. Its hard to image the scale of the Abbey back when it was complete. It still looks interesting, but you have to stand there just gob smacked why anyone would have wanted to destroy this beautiful place. You can quite easily spent half a day taking it all in. The grounds are very well maintained and... More 

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Chapel-en-le-Frith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The day we visited a cold wind was blowing, but the guide was very helpful and informative. She really made the trip stand out. Museum is excellent and worth a visit.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Glastonbury, the Abbey is a must. As you enter there is an interesting little museum which is worth looking in before venturing into the gardens and abbey grounds. It was so very cold so we didn't linger for too long, but we got to see everything, and I am sure on a hot sunny day you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative, interesting little museum, beautiful grounds, wonderful for a peaceful walk. Probably my favorite place on the planet.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely afternoon wandering around the Abbey grounds which we found very pleasant & peaceful away from the busy Glastonbury high street. Lots of information & pretty grounds to walk around. And thank you to Claire Havard for getting back to me so quickly & confirming the Abbey was dog friendly- this really helped us to plan our day... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I learnt a great deal about this very interesting Abbey today. It was even bigger than Canterbury cathedral and was a hugely important place in the Middle Ages. Cathedral In ruins but visit the cookhouse intact and so interesting apparently 50 men and boys worked there in searing heat naked! Cooking for the Abbot and his guests . Lovely grounds... More 

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