Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor
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  • TakeHeed
    Cirencester, United Kingdom59 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely walk, amazing views...
    What better to do on a hot Saturday than walk up to Glastonbury Tor with three dogs in tow? The views were beautiful, the climb not to strenuous and well worth the effort. Could do with a few more rest stops maybe and some seating at the top for tired legs before making the journey back down. The steps were a little uneven in height and there are no hand rails. I was fine with that except where the steps get a little narrower and steeper. Very exposed so if you going on a hot day remember your sun cream!! Shame to see that some inconsiderate people had left broken glass everywhere when we got to the top. Lovely walk for the dogs.. would recommend
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 May 2023
  • Let's Go!
    Essex, United Kingdom515 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pleasant walk to the top, great views of the countryside, free parking on streets nearby.
    Plenty of free parking nearby and close to the town centre. The walk to the top is not overly strenuous and the path is well maintained. The views from the top of the surrounding countryside are great. It was very windy when we walked up and chilly at the top even though it was a sunny day so I'd advise taking a jacket. Something interesting to do for an hour or so and no entrance fees.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 June 2023
  • R S
    London, United Kingdom52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    No parking be warned!
    Great views but parking a problem, There is no car park even though National Trust so we made the wrong assumption. Very narrow lanes in surrounding area. Best to park in Glastonbury and walk from there. We parked in Dod lane and followed footpath sign.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 24 July 2023
  • kamakshi2015
    Bengaluru, India1,840 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The a sacred place not to be missed
    This place should be on top of the list of all those who are near the Town of bath . The serenity and the beauty of the steep climb will leave you breathless . The climb is very steep and people with knee problem perhaps should avoid it . The view gives you the entire area and it’s beauty . The steps are well managed . Several places have restful vistas all along . The re is no entry fee . A very sacred place to energize everyone . There is nothing available anywhere close by - carry your water and snacks if you wish to stay longer . Highly recommended .
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 July 2023
  • Edith B
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty Tor as part of our Tour
    My husband and I visited on a recent tour of the South. It’s quite a small Tor, but pretty nonetheless. We couldn’t make it to the top, but visited some pretty gardens that were nearby. I wish we’d visited in our younger years and made the walk up the Tor. EB
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Marta F
    Schlieren, Switzerland80 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always beautiful to visit
    Glastonbury Tor is always a wonderful and sometimes adventurous visit. :) I visited last year and got caught in wind and rain (warm temperatures, so no worries) - this time it was golden evening light and simply gorgeous. There are two possibilities to walk up the Tor - I usually choose the one that begins near Chalice Well and the White Well as it's gentler. (the other path is steeper which is fine, but I'm not too fond of heights in general so I prefer the previously mentioned path). Walk up, enjoy the view, the unique atmosphere, the place itself. I've been there during sunset and it's simply amazing.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Nigel M
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit
    Glastonbury and the tor/Avalon are a totally amazing rich in history. And well worth a pilgrimage to visit. This is very deep and spiritual place for Christians and Pagans. You need to come with an open eyes you may well learn something new. And becomes spiritually wiser.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Vintagetraveller2023
    United Kingdom219 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful England
    Early morning seems the best time to visit the Torr , Superb views over England when you reach the top. Narrow steps on the route . Parking is a issue as only 3 disabled bays available. I got there at 06.30 this morning and was lucky to have a space , Worth the journey from London
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 September 2023
  • Claire H
    Loxwood, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tor was well worth the visit unlike Glastonbury town centre
    The tor was well worth the short hike. Lovely views and even on a wet windy day was a lovely walk. As for Glastonbury itself I was very disappointed. Looked rather run down and somewhere that you could imagine the apocalypse starting. The town is just spiritual shops and cafes which was a bit boring as it lacked verity. The Abby has an expensive entry cost so gave it a miss. Parking was good for October but can imagine in summer there is a shortage.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 November 2023
  • Ana G
    Buenos Aires, Argentina11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    Magical place, worth the walk to get there. I had the privilege to be on a foggy magical day, the views were beautiful since it opened and closed like a walz... will definitely come back. Take one way up and look for a different way to go down to enjoy many perspectives of the place. Enjoy!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 December 2023
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Nicola M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Decided to visit the Tor while we were in the area and glad we did. It wasn’t that strenuous considering we’re 60 and not particularly fit but we definitely needed the rest once we got to the top and enjoyed the stunning 360 views while we recovered. Whilst there isn’t any parking specifically for this, there is parking in the town. I would recommend taking a bottle of water if it’s a warm day.
Written 8 May 2024
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,769 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The tor dominates the landscape and can be seen from miles away. Conversely, the 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside are excellent if you get to the top.

Its a very steep climb. We came up the back way which isn't signed the best but we made it. Last time we climbed the tor - 12 years ago - we didn't see any signs and climbed up the tor without sighting a footpath. Extremely hazardous and we laugh about it now. It was tad terrifying back then.

Anyway, we found a footpath this time. Still very steep, though.

There were a number of people silently chanting and 'dancing' when we were there. It's supposed to be a very spiritual place but that bypassed me.

There is a metal guide up there showing points of interest around the place but a group of people were sat on it making it very difficult to read. Yes, there are rude people even up on the tor.

Worth a visit if you're in Glastonbury but be prepared to be puffed.
Written 4 May 2024
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David D
Devon, UK24,910 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Tuesday 9th April and we visited the Town of Glastonbury, we parked up in the Car Park off Magdalene Street by the Tourist Information Centre.

We did visit the Tourist Centre to get directions to the Tor, it took us about twenty minutes.

We did make a slight mistake as we walked past the inconspicuous entrance at the bottom of Well House Lane, opposite a sign for Chalice Well. We continued up the Lane for a bit we then saw a sign giving directions to the Tor, this led us into a field, Fair Field. We trudged through the field which joined up with the steps from the entrance at the bottom of the Lane.

We proceeded to climb the 260 steps up to the ruins of St. Michael's Church perched on the top of the Tor. Climbing the steps was no too arduous, however the wind was battering, think it could have been Storm Lillian blowing through, it was a struggle to walk in. We reached a point where the pathway and steps turned and the Tower and Tor were a couple of hundred metres away in front of us. There was a small wooden bench there where we sat for a few moments hanging on to the bench.

It was an opportunity to take in the great views across Somerset's landscape, we could see the fields that remained flooded as result of recent storms.

We started to resume our climb from the bench to the top. Sadly we did not get much further as the winds were too strong, the area is very exposed, we were being blown off the path. Thought it unwise and safe to continue so we turned around and began walking back down. Some people, either bravely or stupidly did continue up to the summit.

We did appreciate what we achieved and the wonderful scenery were a bit disappointed we did not reach the summit. We did question if the Tor should have been open with such weather conditions prevailing.

The Top is a National Trust landmark and admission is free.
Written 13 April 2024
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Megan W
Southampton, UK51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Walked up to the Tor from our campsite, steep walk but worth it for the views. Would have been good to have a bit more info up at the top.
Written 5 April 2024
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Braindamagedbaron
Newark-on-Trent, UK929 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Once upon a time there was a town. That town had been established for thousands of years. Countless generations had passed through, settled, moved on, moved back, resettled, moved again, returned, had children, passed on their genes, etc, etc. The town had survived, flourished, even.
On a hill in the village, a church had been erected. The hill, or tor, as it was later discovered to be, had that church stop it for centuries and gathered it's detritus as the church slowly fell apart leaving only a tower remaining. Humans flocked to see that tor from miles away.
Then, one day, a local thought it would be a good idea to fill a field with minstrels and invite people to pay and watch them perform. And watch while drowning in mead. Soon they came, from all across the land. The Crappy Fudays, Smiley Binload, Diana Moss, The Beesknees, etc al all performed and the Tor was largely ignored while the merriment continued.
Or something like that.
Meanwhile, Glastonbury is a lovely place and the Tor is very much worth seeing.
Just avoid the minstrels like the plague. And avoid the plague.
Written 4 April 2024
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johnpZ4299KQ
Sidmouth, UK862 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The major problem is its popularity and its difficulty to park nearby ..This is a mystic place with legends going back to early Christianity and before that. It is not just a building on a hill but it has an atmosphere that draws people to it
Written 3 April 2024
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Adventurer780259
73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Bit of a climb - but steps helpful. Lovely views - worth the effort.
Great character.
If you want to take a 360 panorama photo you have to knock a tower down - better to leave it.
Written 29 March 2024
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Tony McMahon
London, UK380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Glastonbury Tor is a sacred spot that dominates the landscape. We climbed to the top on a rainy, windy day so unexpectedly tough. Great view of the surrounding countryside - what was once thought to be Avalon.
Written 17 March 2024
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Varun_kodoth
Kochi (Cochin), India44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Very beautiful spot...would like to visit again..good spot for family and trekking.. while coming back we saw the white spring temple just below the tor..
Written 13 March 2024
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lola
Birmingham, UK4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Wow, what a view! It was very windy and bitterly cold but to be expected after the hike but the view was worth it. Definitely not accessible to anyone with mobility issues which is such a shame but it was definitely worth the detour on our way home. Will definitely return again, I'm warmer weather
Written 7 February 2024
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