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Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury

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See what remains of what was once possibly the most magnificent monks' residence in England, Glastonbury Abbey. Dating back to the 7th century, the Abbey was even larger than St. Peter's Church in Rome before the ascendancy of Protestantism in England initiated its decline. If you visit between March and October, listen to the costumed guides' stories of the monks who once resided here and legends of the Abbey's association with King Arthur's Court. Head into the visitors' center for historical interpretation of the site and enjoy the 14.6 hectares (36 acres) of parkland surrounding the ruins. The venue stages events and exhibitions throughout the year, so check the schedule before visiting. Plan your visit to Glastonbury Abbey and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Glastonbury online journey builder .
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  • My husband and I visited on a Sunday day in August. We enjoyed a walk around looking at the Abbey ruins and the exhibits inside were very interesting. The Abbots kitchen and he information about it wa...  more »
  • Glastonbury Abbey is set in enormous, well-maintained gardens. The ruins are impressive and there are tours available though we did not join one. King Arthur's tomb is supposedly situated here and the...  more »
  • We found ourselves in the Abbey on the last day of our family holiday as we were in Glastonbury with some time to kill. A family ticket was about £21 and for that you get to walk around the museum and...  more »
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  • Beautiful, historic place. Worth visiting. The grounds are lovely and the Abbey ruins look amazing. One of my favourite places to be at. Used to join the free guided tours, lead by people dressed in period costumes from various key historic times that made a radical impact to the Abbey's history.
  • Beautiful setting for the ruins of this Abbey. You are free to wander about and enjoy the grounds or join a tour aft no extra cost. There is also a small but interesting museum for those who wish tho learn more.
  • I visited for the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza. Great place for a live concert. Good views and reasonable access to the venue. Food stores available during the show, and also allowed to bring own drink and meal.
  • The place is very beautiful and yet serene. Even our hyperactive kids slowed down and felt more humble than any other time... The only problem we found was that the entry ticket was quite expensive. Be prepared. It's worth every penny.
  • I've been going with my family here for years. It's been like our second home! Prices have risen and risen. I see many people look at the prices and turn away (i guess these people don't leave the reviews we see below..). I held off getting a season ticket for a time because of this too. Lately, they have put alot of modern art in the grounds which i think looks pretty lame. But what is absolutely ridiculous, is their new nightclub bouncer style security guard who chases your kids around if they run around the abbey! Whoever is directing the abbey these days is mad. A huge, bouncer dressed in black with SECURITY written in big letters across his chest, storming around on his patrols, coming to read you the regulations after telling your kids off for running where you've told them to run! I've now asked for a refund. Shame on you abbey, don't set a nightclub style bouncer on my kids telling them they cant run around the abbey and not expect me to shout it out to everyone and demand my money back! National Trust properties or English Heritage don't have bouncers harassing you there! Are you totally mad there??!!

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