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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. Use our Glastonbury vacation planner to add Glastonbury Abbey and other attractions to your Glastonbury vacation plans.
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  • The Abbey was lovely!The grounds are Well kept and stately. This is a must see during your Glastonbury visit  more »
  • My second time there and always the same feelings coming up. The abbey ruins are just splendidly breathtaking. Take your time to wander freely through the ruins and the park and to feel the place.  more »
  • A nice day to visit the abbey, the buildings are interesting to look at with info at points of interest. The grounds are quite big and are kept very well. There's a nice wildlife walk towards the back...  more »
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  • 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