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Address: Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
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+44 1458 832267
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09:00 - 18:00
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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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Shame So Little Remains

Visited whilst staying locally. There is very little of the Abbey remaining but the Abbots Kitchen is in tact and is impressive. The guided tour by the monk is a must to enable... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited whilst staying locally. There is very little of the Abbey remaining but the Abbots Kitchen is in tact and is impressive. The guided tour by the monk is a must to enable you to understand the history and the legend surrounding King Arthur. Dogs are welcome.

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my brother and sister-in-law and were very lucky to be in time to have a guided tour given by an "on site" monk! He was excellent and very informative. The kitchen mentioned belonged to the abbey and is still intact. Learned a lot about how things were prepared and also how a number of the implements were used.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Heavenly, wonderful also sad reflection on history and Henry the VIII'S DISOLUTION of the church's. But lucky for us what remains as ghost architecture but allows one to really sense what would have been

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Thank Aurora S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The first thing that hits you is the peace and tranquility as if making a noise in this place is a sin. The next thing is the shear scale and size of the building. Small plaques explain some of the history as you walk round. The highlight for me being King Arthur's resting place. The grounds are extremely well kept... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely sunny day in which we could enjoy a stroll around the abbey which is quite big. Interesting pieces of history attached to this ruin. Shame the cafe was closed

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well kept and documented, right in the town center it is easy to get to and explore. Explains a lot about the religious history of the area. Good for older kids interested in history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

spiritual and amazing well worth a visit and look around need only an hour or so but worth a look, deceptfully large

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there yesterday and had a great time. We got a costumed guide to take us around. And what a fund of knowledge he was.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visit the Abbey's ruins and grounds about every three years, first time visiting at this time of year though. Daffodils and Crocuses in full colour so delightful to see. Excellent historic display in the visitor centre. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glastonbury Abbey is great historic place with greatarchitecture tells you about the legendary king Arthur with religious touch with entry fee 7.5 pounds , also there is a gift shop with cool items good to give a visit to such a great historic place

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