Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Somerset  /  Glastonbury  /  Historic Sites  /  Glastonbury Abbey
Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury
(4.5/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Glastonbury vacation planner to add Glastonbury Abbey and other attractions to your Glastonbury vacation plans.
Create a full Glastonbury itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Glastonbury

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Glastonbury by other users

20 days in England BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Great West Way (England) BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA April, culture, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 46 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in England BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 46 days in United Kingdom & Ireland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in England BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES January, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Glastonbury BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a lovely place, with a lot of history, ideal to visit in summer time. The ruins are amazing, as usual in the UK. You can walk through the ruins with all security an enjoy the lilies pool. 
  • Interesting visit, romantic, lovely. King Arthur's grave and view on the hill of the Tor in the farside. 
  • Steeped in history, the abbey has fairly extensive ruins and is located within spacious surroundings. Inherently Henry VIII, who wielded his authority during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, made G...  more »
Google
  • Absolutely beautiful place, full of history & amazing pictures, relics and stories of the past. I found it truly magical, and well worth the entrance fee which I paid for online to save queueing, plus got cheaper too. Outside was a privilege to walk around to absorb myself in all that history, and to see the burial ground where King Arthur lays, blew me away! Its just a shame that there was so many dog walkers/owners going around the grounds at the same time as my visit, as constant barking, along with people talking took away some of that magical silence I needed to gather my thoughts as to what actually happened on these grounds all those years ago, I shall never forget this experience!
  • Really nice place to visit. The entry price is on the high side. (£7.60 for adults) Fairly easy to get around even with a pushchair. Excellent day trip.
  • One of the largest early monasteries & churches in England, destroyed not by war, but by English Secularization. A really spiritual place, and of course King Arthur's tomb is there...
  • The Abbey grounds are ideal for a walk on a summer day - well maintained and the abbey ruins make for some great photos. There has been a Medieval Fayre for the last 6 years in the grounds. Even when the weather has been poor it has been a really enjoyable day out.
  • Gorgeous place, definitely worth a visit and even going on one of the guided tours. Great history involved