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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
+44 1458 832267
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Until I visited, I had no idea of the sheer scale of the abbey as it was before the Reformation. Even now in ruins you can imagine the grandeur of the building in times past. The walls which have vanished have been carefully outlined on...More

Thank 19mail
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the Abbey grounds whilst staying just over the road at the Covenstead B&B. The Abbey ruins really show how impressive it must have been before the dissolution. Great to take a picnic and chill amongst the trees and ruins. Very peaceful and full...More

Thank rocket3dude
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had heard so much about Glastonbury that I wanted to see it for myself. The Abbey was very interesting and there was so much to see and read. It was very peaceful and only wish I could have seen it in all its glory.

Thank rosemary62
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was a beautiful step back in history. Very glad I did this with the family! A small shop selling icecream helped ease some of the boredom with our young child :)

Thank MelR237
Reviewed 1 week ago

My 3rd visit to Glastonbury and the Abbey but 1st for my partner and I never tire of wandering round this wonderful though tragic historic place. A complimentary guided tour was available at certain times and at this hour was led by a local female...More

Thank davidalan14
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a free walking tour which was fantastic. Learnt so much more than we would have alone. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jayne F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoy the peace of the grounds, visit the ruins, take the free tour with the knowledgeable guides. A great place to relax away from the madness that can sometimes be Glastonbury. And of course during the apple season enjoy the fruit straight from the trees...More

Thank Cornishpagan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steeped in history. When you enter through the souvenir store, there is a guided tour (included in the entry fee) that starts every 30 minutes given by a guy dressed in monk's habit - he does a great job and takes you all around with...More

Thank ColoradoLongJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Glastonbury Abbey is a must see especially if you are into Arthurian lore.The ruins are tranquil ,stepping back in time . King Arthur. No one is sure where his body lies today. but just knowing that he was in this magical place is amazing.

Thank Norma J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we had never been to Glastonbury we decided to break our journey back from Cornwall and stop there. The abbey site was very interesting ,there was a guided tour but as our time was limited we skipped that and explored on our own. Quite...More

Thank Janet J
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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.
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
Ann M
2 January 2015|
Response from Wendy B | Property representative |
Currently we do not hold weddings at the abbey