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“A Must if You Are in Glastonbury!”
Review of Glastonbury Tor

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“A Must if You Are in Glastonbury!”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

I recently visited Glastonbury to see the Abbey ruins. I had some extra time and climbed to the top of the Glastonbury Tor. I am so happy I did. It was a nice day. I climbed among sheep grazing contently on grass. It was windy, so it was exhilarating once you got to the top. What a view! You can see the English countryside in all directions! Just beautiful. Only do this if it is a nice day, otherwise, don't think it would be worth it. Highly recommend.

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“mystical place”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

A great place to celebrate life and be amongst friends or to be alone. to breath the air up on the Tor is to feel free!

Visited June 2014
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“Spectacular Views”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Walking up the Tor on a fabulous, sunny afternoon was the highlight of my trip to Glastonbury.
There were a handful of other walkers en route and at the summit but it was by no means busy. There are two paths with some steps wending their way up different sides of the Tor. It is not a hugely difficult walk but people with mobility problems, the very elderly and the very young might find it impossible at worst or hard going at best. Just remember to wear sensible shoes folks. It's a reasonable walk from the town's "Pay & Display" car parks or there is a small shuttle bus operating from town centre car park taking people to the beginning of one of the paths,
The iconic tower at the top is a ruin and the only other thing up there is a direction dial pointing to all the places of interest that can be seen

The views from the top on a clear day are fantastic. You can see for miles and you begin to understand how the tor must have appeared to travellers many many years ago. No wonder it has mysterious mystical legends connected to it.

My daughter and I loved Glastonbury Tor. I know we will return.

Visited July 2014
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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“Up the hill and back again”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

If you're in Glastonbury or anywhere near, then you must walk up the Tor. I recommend early morning or late evening for the best experience - an early morning walk gave me a chance to spend around half an hour at the summit undisturbed. The walk up on either route is not easy, but it's not too difficult either. Unless you are seriously unfit or have mobility issues, then take your time and enjoy the sights. Don't forget your camera! Although there's just an empty ruined tower at the top, it's not difficult to imagine when you're up at the summit, how the place has been viewed throughout the years as "otherworldly"

Visited July 2014
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“"Isle of Avalon" Cool for Fans”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

The Tor actually refers to the naturally formed hill where St. Michael's Tower is erected on; some of the locals & visitors we met believe this is the burial place of King Arthur & that this was 1 of only 2 islands way back when water surrounded these 2 islands. Other sources believe that Excalibur was forged here & has inspired certainly many other stories.

Going up the stairs with all these stories certainly gave us a sense of awe at the history & legends surrounding this tall hill. The tower standing ominously also gave it an air of mystery, especially as the "last" cleric was hung in that tower. The view from the top was very nice & it wasn't busy when we visited (thanks God the weather was great) so it was very pleasant to be in the presence of history & mystical mysteries.

Visited June 2014
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