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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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  • August 20, 2017
    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 »
  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • Still as beautiful as ever inside the Abbey and I have been visiting since 1977. It is very much a place to capture your imagination of the rich past the history of the town. And the new museum is brilliant with a great mix of human intractable displays, along with real humans dressed in traditional clothing acting the part. I say its a little Expensive as this place used to be free when I started visiting 40 years ago but lets face it its worth the money as they made it so much better with the resources and whatever you want if it's a tea shop, chill out, nature, learning, art, history religious pilgrimage this place is where you can find it.
  • Had a very pleasant afternoon in the grounds exploring the Abbots kitchen and the fish pond. It was great for the kids to run around. Had a very nice surprise with a demonstration of stone carving on our way out. All in all a must visit in Glastonbury.
  • Absolutely loved it! This place is great. It manages to keep you interested without you even realising how much you have walked and taken in. We whizzed through it as we had a 4 year old and a baby with us but still managed to spend a good 3 hours there. My 4 year old was kept entertained which is a challenge in itself! The crypt is beautiful and makes for great photos as does everything else. Beautiful place and very interesting.
  • Always enjoy a visit herewith family. Guided tour, guide dressed as a monk, is worthwhile. The abbey is so full of history. You don't need to be religious to enjoy the history of the place. On a sunny day you can enjoy a picnic in the abbey grounds.
  • Only the ruins of this abbey have survived the dissolution. So much history yet so peaceful and tranquil. The grounds are impeccably well kept.

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