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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 6 days ago

A wonderful place to visit. The history is fascinating. Take advantage of a free walking tour. Highly recommended. A great shop/museum too.

Thank UkFlowerpot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Abbey ruins are a lovely place to visit if you are in Glastonbury. The fee isn't too high to enter and it helps the upkeep. The area is very large and well worth a look around. If you go on a nice day it...More

Thank KGF1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Glastonbury Abbey on several occasions and we always find there is a great mix of history peaceful landscapes and space for children to run and look at the big fish in the pond but also parts to walk slowly with elderly...More

Thank Susan Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit with family and kids. Would recommend taking one of there tours. Very informative to all ages.

Thank Tommy555577
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well kept ruin in a lovely parkland setting, we shared a wonderful lady guide with another couple, she had a brilliant sense of humour along with her tongue in cheek history, the tour does give you a sense of the place, it's scale and wealth,...More

Thank MikeJD2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only ruins remain today, but know that Glastonbury Abbey is the earliest Christian monastic site in Britain, and, at one time was the wealthiest. One of its abbots, St. Dunstan, created the coronation ceremony for British Monarchs still used today. This abbey was an important...More

1  Thank redeco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must visit but take the free tour guide they. Are very good and make it very interesting, well kept grounds and a good story to them

Thank fishfaceNorfolk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is very historical. We took a picnic and bought some things from the shop. I would imagine youngsters may get a bit bored. We really enjoyed it.

Thank wsotiris
Reviewed 4 November 2017

This part of English history is well worth the visit. This site is quite stunning in its size, with a well informed basic free guide. The site is claiming to be the burial site of King Arthur with some pretty good evidence. The site is...More

Thank Roy H
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The ruins were much more extensive than I was expecting. Very interesting museum detailing the history and it was a great pleasure exploring the ruins. Fascinating insight into the pre-norman christian era. glastonbury clearly a spiritual site for many thousands of years.

Thank DavyPaul
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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