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“Why else go to Glastonbury”
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Glastonbury Tor
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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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“Why else go to Glastonbury”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The Tor is visible from way before you get to Glastonbury and is the iconic symbol of the town. There are two paths that lead up to the top, I recommend the one that leads from Challice Well. The views from the top are incredible and on a clear day you can see the Bristol Channel.

Visited March 2014
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“Great views!”
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Thought the steps were never going to end but definitely worth it, our dog thoroughly enjoyed himself too. Parking wasn't ideal but wasn't too far to walk.

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Swansea, Wales
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“Amazing Views”
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Only have good things to say about Glastonbury Tor. We parked at the Silver St car park, which was £2.50 for 4 hours - very reasonable rates, but we didn't need that long. We then took the route up the steep side of the Tor. Views from the top were simply amazing. Very serene, despite the strong winds!

Visited May 2014
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“A bit of a hike but worth it!”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Great walks up to this from all directions and fabulous views all round - we really enjoyed exploring the beautiful countryside around the Tor - definitely recommend a visit

Visited May 2014
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Here are some lessons I learned after visiting Glastonbury and Wells on April 23, 2014:

1. From London, take the train that goes to Bristol or use Bristol as your Home Base for visiting Bath, Glastonbury, Wells, and of course, Bristol.

From the Bristol Temple Meads Train Station, exit and walk towards the main road. The first Bus Stop you see on your right side is the stop for Bus 360.

2. Buy the day ticket which is for 7 GBP from the bus driver. One can use this ticket as many times during the 24-hour period: from Bristol to Glastonbury, Glastonbury to Wells, and then from Wells back to Bristol.

3. Visit Glastonbury first, then Wells where there is a big Bus Station to wait for your bus going back to Bristol .

4. Note that the main attractions of Glastonbury are far from each other. The bus driver lets you off near the Glastonbury Abby/Glastonbury Pilgrim Reception Center.

The walk from these places to the Chalice Well and Somerset Rural Life Museum is uphill and takes about 15-20 minutes.

5. Walking to the Tor - Note that it is quite far from the downtown areas of Glastonbury. From the Chalice Well, I estimated that it would be another 45-60 minutes of uphill walking.

Be sure you have a good map and have a plan how to reach the Tor. Option B - Have a walking companion or join a Group Tour that goes to the Tor.

(The cold windy rainy weather on April 23, 2014 helped me decide not to proceed to the Tor. I was wet (umbrella kept getting upside down) and needed to conserve my energy for my visit of Wells in the afternoon).

6. Option C - skip or exclude Glastonbury if you have limited time and do not have your own transportation. Focus your time on Wells where there is the beautiful FREE Cathedral, Archbishop 's Garden, and bigger shopping areas.

Visited April 2014
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