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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. Glastonbury Tor is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Glastonbury Edition.
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  • There are two ways to walk up to the Tor. On is more direct, but steep, and goes straight up the front (side closest to two). The other winds around behind the hill. I recommend going up the second wa...  more »
  • If you like to meditate, this is a great spot. I have been up there more times than I can remember now. However, this trip in Oct 2016, I made the decision to pay it a visit at night during the full m...  more »
  • You cannot miss climbing the Tor...or at least a part of it...spectacular 360 degree view of Somerset...can be a great experience on many different levels as you gaze across the Somerset levels! Appro...  more »
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  • Parking nearby at RJ Draper factory shop (A361 near the Chalice Well) £2 for the day. Steep climb to the top with a few benches along the way to catch your breath. Great views of the surrounding countryside. Can be very windy at the top.
  • Beautiful historical building. Fantastic setting, with amazing views. Well worth the climb.
  • Amazing views, and really interesting story behind it. Make sure you read up and head up there. There's 2 ways to get up and I've done both. Once in 2014 and once in 2016. Nice walk up and not too hard. There's actually one steep but short way up and one easier but longer route. Check which route you want to do and do it :)
  • Glorious monument to ages past; if you catch the weather right the view are simply sublime. Do your research in advance as the park and ride from glastonbury village only runs in season. The historical information on site is limited and vague so if history is your bag check on wiki first!
  • Beautiful view after a half hour walk to the top. Even in the cold weather, it was definitely worth it.