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Glastonbury Abbey

Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
+44 1458 832267
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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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Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
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"guided tour"
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"abbots kitchen"
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"herb garden"
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"lady chapel"
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"beautiful ruins"
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"grounds are lovely"
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"extensive grounds"
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"informative museum"
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"resting place"
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"henry viii"
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"wildlife area"
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Reviewed yesterday

We were at the Abbey on Saturday doing a day of Gregorian Chant for the feast of St Dunstan which culminated in singing Compline in the Lady Chapel. Today we went back just to enjoy the beauty of the grounds. We loved Goodwife Mollie's enthusiasm...More

Thank MaryO O
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked from the Tor into town to the Abbey so it can be done. We did not take part in any tours so can't really comment but we did time there. The weather was in our favour but remember it is all outdoors and...More

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Abbey is set in stunning grounds and you can wander around looking at various areas. Stop for a cuppa in the cafe.

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit particularly if the sun is out. Interesting history and beautiful grounds well worth a visit even though there is a charge to enter. Pleasant tea facilities with garden benches for a break. Recommended

Thank oioioi1
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent Sunday visiting Glastonbury and decided to tour the Abbey. Upon entering I was told about a free tour that would be starting shortly. I usually do not like to take tours but decided that I had the time and why not ? Best decision...More

Thank Rob T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ruins of what was once England's largest abbey are stunning the size can still be made out and things of interest such as the Holy Thorn tree are a must see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic ruins in the middle of an amazing field. This ruins will make you travel to the past and expierence nature and history at the same time. It is a gem not to be missed if you are around the area. If you have been...More

Thank Dramercedesg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to Glastonbury about an hour before it closed so we didn't have a ton of time but it was just enough to see the ruins and spend a few mins in the gift shop. There are some really impression ruins to see and...More

Thank Ruth K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historical building with history/myth of King Arthur’s burial ground. Beautiful ponds and gardens. Parking directly outside which was cheap and plenty of spaces (but we went while kids were at school)

Thank Hannah M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for a couple of hours looked at the Abbey ruins site and also walked the town which is very nice with lots of interesting shops and great restaurants. Well worth the stop we enjoyed our time here and people very friendly.

Thank rknack2017
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Jayne B
10 April 2018|
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Response from Wendy B | Property representative |
Hi Jayne - we have a full access statement on our website with pictures so you can see the lay out. It's under the Visit Us section. Hope this helps Wendy
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RachaelJason
21 February 2017|
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Response from Brindle C | Reviewed this property |
it's a great place to take your puppy dog plenty of space for them to run around.
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Angelica V
10 May 2015|
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Response from Wendy B | Property representative |
Hi Ann Living History tours of the abbey are included in the admission price. They run daily March to October except occasional days which are listed on the website. Times are also online. Hope this helps Wendy
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