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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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  • Despite the windy climb, we were glad to have made the trek to the top of the Tor, which lived up to its a billing as a place of deep spirituality and pilgrimage - not to mention somewhere with amazin...  more »
  • An impressive tor that you'll spot easily from even driving anywhere near! On top of a steep hill, it gives spectacular views and is well worth the steady walk up there  more »
  • Challenging but rewarding walk up to the top of the Tor. Great views and peaceful. Steeped in history and myth - it’s a must do place to visit.  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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