Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Mysterious Sites • Religious Sites
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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sarahcK781SR
Weston super Mare, UK344 contributions
Larger than expected.
Oct 2021
Well worth a visit, was amazed how big the site is. Lovely ruins of the Abbey and surrounding structures. Lots of garden walks and benches to sit on. Small cafe on site too. Bit pricey but worth it for the upkeep.
Written 18 October 2021
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Rosemary C
Plymouth, UK22 contributions
Well worth a visit
Oct 2021
Spent a lovely afternoon around the Abbey and grounds. Very restful ambience and well wirth a visit.
Written 16 October 2021
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FloydOnForever
Hemel Hempstead, UK321 contributions
Too expensive.
Oct 2021
Walked up the path thinking it would be free like St Albans abbey then saw the £11 entry fee so turned around and walked back down the path.
Written 14 October 2021
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Ken W
Burgess Hill, UK350 contributions
Way better than expected
Oct 2021
Amazed at how big the 35? acre site was and how beautifully it was kept. Loved the whole tranquil experience and would completely recommend a visit. I initially thought the entrance fee was a bit steep when I booked the visit a few weeks in advance, but it was definitely worth every penny.
Written 10 October 2021
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Bev S
Milton Keynes, UK34 contributions
Still a Sanctuary to revive the soul!
Oct 2021
Glastonbury Abbey is a magical place where history and legend meet. It deserves to be looked after and maintained, not just as a reminder of what it once stood for, but for the tranquillity and peacefulness which it still offers today. In the grounds, the once magnificent buildings might be fragmented, but the spirit of the place remains. The museum is fascinating and tells the tale of the Abbey's heyday, before the henchmen came and destroyed it. The Abbey is a powerful symbol of events that shaped history and thankfully it is now treated with love and care. Fascinating and well worth a visit. The cider made from the Abbey's orchard is delicious! There is also a small cafe with lovely cakes and a shop. A calm, spiritual place in which to take time out from a frantic world.
Written 10 October 2021
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Cheekycockney190757
Basildon, UK6,072 contributions
Nice set of ruins
Aug 2021
Visited on Saturday 28th August 2021 After returning from Glastonbury Tor via the shuttle bus, we entered the Abbey which was near the shuttle stop car park. Upon entry, you pay an entrance fee and immediately get the opportunity to review both Abbey's known history as well as relevant artefacts which have been recovered. Once you pass through this museum, you access the grounds and ruins. There were signs detailing what the Abbey buildings would have looked like before its destruction. The various buildings include sites that may have been the site of the mythical King Arthur's burial site, but as it's a myth it seems a strange thing to mark. There was a little cafe and toilets, as well as a decent shop on the exit. Definitely worth a visit if in the town.
Written 7 October 2021
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familytravel4x4
Liphook, UK493 contributions
Somewhat disapointing
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were somewhat underwhelmed by the ruins, which are limited in scope. Nevertheless, despite being plundered for stone over the centuries there are still enough standing structures to feed the imagination as to its former glory. But at £11 entry fee the cost is high for what it offers and does not compare well with other sites such as Tintern Abbey where entry is £5..50. We appreciate the abbey is run as a charitable trust, but legally so is Tintern (within Cadw). Nevertheless the day we were there was gloriously sunny so we enjoyed the grounds as well as the ruins. However, not value for money from our experience.
Written 30 September 2021
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karin r
Halstead, UK111 contributions
Beautiful historical site
Sep 2021 • Couples
Well worth a visit. Very peaceful and full of history. Shop is very good. Its a great place for just sitting and relaxing. The site is very atmospheric and is steeped in history. There is somewhere to have a coffee and snack and facilities are clean. The museum is very jnteresting
Written 29 September 2021
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heatherem
Wigan, UK86 contributions
Intetesting
Sep 2021 • Couples
Excellent experience, beautiful park surrounds the Abbey. Not too busy.
The park is vast and extensive.
Written 28 September 2021
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Cecelia B
Tongham, UK8 contributions
Beautifully kept and peaceful experience
Sep 2021 • Couples
We were very lucky with the weather when we visited in late September. The grounds are beautifully kept and it is such calming and peaceful walking around admiring the beautiful Abbey ruins. Well worth the entrance fee to walk around or just it and take in a moment of peace.
Written 25 September 2021
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