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Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury

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Glastonbury Tor stands as one of the UK's most spiritually and historically significant landmarks. Artifacts on this prominent hill date back to the Iron Age and Roman era, and the site makes appearances in Celtic mythology. Today the remains of a large 15th-century church tower help give the Tor its commanding presence over Glastonbury, while seven symmetrical and unexplained terraces lend it a sense of mystery. Head to the top of the hill for expansive views of the surrounding countryside, and enjoy a picnic when you return to the bottom. Follow the concrete path for a less steep route to the top that also helps prevent walker-induced erosion. Make Glastonbury Tor a part of your Glastonbury vacation plans using our Glastonbury trip planning app .
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  • It is a bit of a steep climb but is certainly worth it when you get to the top and see the views! Going down is much easier. There are a couple of pay and display car parks you can use. It took us aro...  more »
  • Despite the apparent height of the tor it is an easy climb to the summit as one side of the approach is much less steep. Very interesting history displayed on a plaque inside the tower.  more »
  • enjoyed the walk/climb to the top once there the views were outstanding. the climb was easier that we thought looking from the bootom.  more »
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  • I was quite surprised that you were permitted to climb to the top for free, I was expecting to have to pay either a British Heritage or National Trust fee but no. The views from the top are stunning but the climb isn't for the feint hearted and if you are not very mobile, elderly or have small children you might want to give it a miss. The climb isn't very protected to the side and if you slipped there would be nothing to stop you from a nasty fall. The path is pretty narrow and steep and it slopes away in places. I found going up easier than the walk back down.
  • We were at a wedding 30 miles away over Glastonbury weekend and so couldn't get to the festival but we did manage to get to the Tor for sunset on Sunday. Nice (steep) climb to the top in glorious sunshine with fantastic views. It was a bit windy and we couldn't hear any of the festival which was a shame. With binoculars were able to make out the different tents of the festival but not much else.
  • It's in the mystical countryside of Somerset. I remember the walk up to the tor. I remember seeing wild rabbits from brown and black and white. I Love Glastonbury! It's said to be the land of St Aurter.
  • Awesome blessings having fun times with friends and people
  • Lovely walk to the top, and great views once you're up. Can be a bit crowded at the top.

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