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Address: Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
Phone Number: +44 1458 832267
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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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A lovely place to visit

The ruins of the abbey are well maintained and the visitor center provided a nice introduction and guide to the visit. The abbey played a major role in English Christianity and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ruins of the abbey are well maintained and the visitor center provided a nice introduction and guide to the visit. The abbey played a major role in English Christianity and has a place in Arthurian legends as well. I seriously do not ascribe to Arthurian or attached new age stuff but the site steers well away from it and... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Years of history in beautiful surroundings. The grounds were beautifully kept the buildings gave you a sense of peace and solitude. It's easy to imagine the abbey as it was intended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We drove to Glastonbury and visited the Abbey. Once you get through all the new age stuff in town, the Abbey is great! We took the free tour and although the abbey is in ruins, we learned a lot. It would be a great place for a picnic on a nice day. Do not be overwhelmed by all the junk... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

visited with friends, its quite big area covered by ruins, where you can identify buildings from past and ruins now. worth to see how big it actually was and who likes history can see get more information in the museum which is connected to ticked office.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Abbey is in ruins thanks to Henry VIII but still beautiful. The grounds are extensive and they allow dogs in on a lead. It is a good place to walk around with lots of pathways. Look out for the site of King Arthur's tomb in the middle of the Abbey. The Bishops Kitchen is also a lovely building and... More 

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

Wonderful place to visit, as we were at the Medieval Fayre being held there. This is a place, that no matter what spirituality or faith you follow, you will instantly feel at ease and welcome. The Abbey ruins are stunning and the landscape is beautiful and very well maintained. You have a debate about whether King Arthur is buried, if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full disclosure; I'm a history teacher. However, my wife also thoroughly enjoyed our visit! Is the abbey truly the final resting site of the legendary King Arthur? Probably not. However, as a religious site it is mystical, and you will come away with a far greater understanding of life in the Middle Ages. The guides assume a medieval persona and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very hands on experience. Takes a bit of walking a few steps in spots but good place for any age. Some activities for kids. All the historic stops are well marked not to expensive to see. I recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Glastonbury Abbey on an afternoon in late October and found it to be a place of calm with a deep sense of spirituality as well as history. After a brief visit to the interesting on-site museum, I joined the free guided tour. 'Brother John' took us on a fascinating tour of the Abbey ruins. His entertaining talk brought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, we arrived in the town of Glastonbury on May Bank Holiday weekend, and the town was crammed with people. The town was very New Age. It was also preparing for the Glastonbury Music Festival. We were there to see the ruins of the Abbey, and once inside the Abbey walls all was serene and quiet. There are... More 

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