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“Pleasant and informative”
Review of Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey
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Ranked #5 of 36 things to do in Glastonbury
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Very informative display of history of Abbey with artefacts and explanations. Lots of explanatory signs on the rings and park like grounds. Free guided tours.

Thank Hanno155
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

It's certainly a place full of history but there is actually not a great deal left of the building considering what an enormous abbey it was originally, so you will need to use a bit of imagination. Take the map for sure, and a tour guide if you can, and it will help a lot!

Thank gardencity285
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The tour around the Abbey was informative and interesting. Bought to life by Brother David and his incredible knowledge of the Abbey, it's history and the history of Surrounding area. Very enjoyable.

Thank lesleyannegoodwin
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

It snowed the night before so was quite chilly. Even still had a good tour and the guide had us rolling the entire time. Well done!

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

An expensive visit for what would appear to be little overheads to warrant the cost. There is very little to see in the ruins except the abbey kitchen set out for children to interpret. A suitable site for families to visit or for school outings.

Thank davidjjhall1
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Wendy B, Public Relations Manager at Glastonbury Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to feedback about your visit. We are sorry to hear you found it expensive. Glastonbury Abbey is a charity and is entirely dependent upon our visitor income and occasional project funding; we receive no support from elsewhere. Our entrance prices are comparable with other similar attractions and visitors can save money by buying advance admission online. There are also a number of events planned throughout the year including activities which are included in the admission price. We also offer membership which gives unlimited access all year round with the annual cost for an adult equalling around 10p a day.

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