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Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web
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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  • On a nice day an absolutely stunning view across the plains. Climb is not too long, but has some steep bits, so not for those with walking difficulties. The tower itself was full of flying ants when w...  read more »
  • You should Ascend slowly to enjoy the way, once at the top is a wonderful atmosphere very wide views, depending on the weather.
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  • The tower is the last remaining ruin of the church of St Michael which collapsed in an earthquake. The tower is situated on the Tor high above the historic town of Glastonbury and has fine views over ...  read more »
  • it's a walk. 521 feet, doesn't sound a lot. However, this is up a pretty steep slope. As you wend your way around the mound towards the tower at the top the views only get better and better. Throw in a group of Finnish chanters and a German banging a drum and you have the perfect mix for this location. A great sunset (although gusting at 40 mph) and everyone suitably mesmerised. Would i recommend it? Absolutely.
  • Beautiful place. Just be ready for a steady uphill walk
  • Steep but worthwhile climb to the top. Great views of the surrounding area including Glastonbury festival in the distance.
  • Great views from the top but windy. Takes about 15 mins to walk to top. Take a camera.
  • Enjoyable invigorating walk with great views at the top.
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