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Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury

Categories: Ruins, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. Use our Glastonbury vacation planner to add Glastonbury Abbey and other attractions to your Glastonbury vacation plans.
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  • The Abbey was a place that I found quiet and relaxing, and contemplative (a far cry from all the hippy shops in town). The grounds are extensive, although the ruins really are 'ruins' and I found it s...  read more »
  • Destroyed by Henry the 8th during the reformation the ruins still provide an idea of the scale of the once magnificent Abbey and brings into question why someone would destroy something of such beauty...  read more »
  • We hadn't realised the grounds covered such a large area. Just about all areas are wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly. Within the grounds there are the Abbey ruins, a couple of ponds, an orchard...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Tragic ending to a magnificent building, great that what's left is being looked after. A monument to stonemasonry and the middle ages.
  • Stunning Abbey remains in a beautiful setting. This is an extremely photogenic tourist attraction.
  • Gorgeous place, definitely worth a visit and even going on one of the guided tours. Great history involved
  • Fantastic ruins of an abbey, obligatory gift shop, in the centre of the town, which is well worth a walk around for it quirky and unusual shops.
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