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Address: Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
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+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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Interesting and extensive ruins

Fascinating Abbey with some parts still amazingly undamaged yet others completely destroyed. Interesting and very well laid out museum on the way into the Abbey grounds... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating Abbey with some parts still amazingly undamaged yet others completely destroyed. Interesting and very well laid out museum on the way into the Abbey grounds. Something often missed by visitors is a small painted chapel via the left hand doors just inside the museum and a beautiful sculpture. Some spectacular trees in the Abbey grounds - well worth seeing... More 

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Thank Heather R
Castlebar, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The size of the buildings, and indeed the whole complex make this an awesome site. Of course the links with the Celtic church and St. Patrick, and King Arthur make it all the more interesting.

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Thank Martin O
Upton upon Severn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my parents and children 16/13 over new years. It has been 25 years since I last went and much has changed! Gift shop and entrance fees of course! My parents, wife and I enjoyed the history and majesty of place, from amazing architecture to mythical ties to King Arthur. The Abbot's kitchen gives you a sense of how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place with an amazing history ! A lot of ground to cover and plenty to see ! Nice to go whatever the weather and it's at the bottom of the town so doesn't involve. Lot of traveling or walking to get there. So interesting to walk around and read up on the history of how King Arthur and his... More 

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Thank Rhodri W
Friday Bridge, Wisbech
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On entering the visitors centre were met by a lady in costume making marchpane. She explained what she was doing & why as a medieval character. She then showed us around the ruins & was very knowledgeable about the history. There was also a display within the visitors centre & a nice little cafe. A most enjoyable visit.

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Thank Shirley M
Pincher Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Glastonbury Abbey began as a Benedictine monastery in the 7th century. Before that it was thought to be significant to the Celts. Local legends suggest Jesus himself visited the site. Much work has occurred to restore the site but your imagination is needed to “fill in the blanks” or the part of the Abbey which are missing from decay. That... More 

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Thank Brian M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apparently the broken remains of this wonderful building are the resting place of King Arthur. The more I read into this though the less and less convincing it actually becomes - you start realising you have to make 4 or 5 increasingly vague assumptions about ancient, undocumented history to stumble to the conclusion his remains ever made it there. Needless... More 

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Thank Adee W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely place, with a lot of history, ideal to visit in summer time. The ruins are amazing, as usual in the UK. You can walk through the ruins with all security an enjoy the lilies pool.

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Thank Casecas
Cahors, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting visit, romantic, lovely. King Arthur's grave and view on the hill of the Tor in the farside.

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Thank elenadanaan
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Steeped in history, the abbey has fairly extensive ruins and is located within spacious surroundings. Inherently Henry VIII, who wielded his authority during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, made Glastonbury suffer more than most. There is a small but interesting display at the start of the visit and overall, the attraction was good value for money.

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