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Review of Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey
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Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Winchester from London
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King Arthur's Glastonbury and Cheddar Gorge Day Trip Experience from London
Ranked #3 of 36 things to do in Glastonbury
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 February 2014

This is a truly beautiful spot. I was terribly depressed walking around wondering what it must have looked like had Henry VIII not had it dissolved especially given that I had visited the very beautiful and intact Sherborne Abbey the day before. The museum is a must see and should be explored and visited before going out into the grounds themselves. The model of the Abbey is incredible and gives you a real feeling of how grand it must have been. The work going on with the Lady Chapel is very revealing and the information at various spots around the grounds are well placed and insightful. The entry fee is £6 and well worth it especially given the conservation work that is being carried out at the site.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We lovely coming to the abbey and my son enjoys running around exploring.
He loves the ruins and finding fossils in the abbey stone! (He is nearly 3)
Worth a visit especially now much work is finished and the abbot's kitchen is reopening.

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We enjoyed this a great deal. Staff were helpful. Do feel it was a little over priced for what it was.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

I visited Glastonbury Abbey on a very wet day but as it is not a big area and there are places to shelter, so don't let a wet day deter you from having a look. Parking is onsite which is a bonus. There is a visitors centre with relics of interest and take the time to study the model of how Glastonbury Abbey looked when it was a working cathedral. It is a reallly interesting story as the ruins (which are massive) were originally the small part on the end so it is incredible to try and imagine the size of the whole cathedral when it was intact. There is a guided tour which is a must do, as it reveals information that you wouldn't otherwise know. A quick trip down the road is Wells Cathedral so see it all on the one day!

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Reviewed 6 February 2014

It looks grand, it looks historic - yet it was built 400 years after King Arthur died and has absolutely nothing to do with the legendary king. Read the books of the famous historian Alan Wilson (aka Grant Berkley) to learn than this lovely place is nothing but a beautiful folly. Caer Melin (Camelot) near Cardiff, is a much better starting point. Nevertheless this is a wonderful day out. I really enjoyed it.

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