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Glastonbury Abbey

Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
+44 1458 832267
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A hidden jewel in the heart of Somerset, Glastonbury Abbey is traditionally associated with the earliest days of Christianity in Britain and figures such as Joseph of Arimathea, St Patrick and St David. It is also the resting place for three Saxon kings and the legendary King Arthur. Set in 36 acres of parkland in the middle of the town, the histories, mysteries and myths of Glastonbury Abbey define it as a place of extraordinary spiritual significance. Open 364 days a year, welcoming dogs on short leads, with summer cafe, costumed guides, accredited museum and gift shop.
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Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
+44 1458 832267
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Reviewed yesterday

I was fortunate to visit on a bright, sunny day, but I feel Glastonbury Abbey would be stunning in any weather. Walking around the extensive grounds would probably be preferable in dry weather to enjoy them in there full glory. Our historic guide was brilliantly...More

Thank Gisele K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the Glastonbury’s major attractions, and one which is ancient rather than more recent New Age. So it’s real history. Apart from the Abbey ruins, St Patrick’s Chapel is worth a visit. There is a museum, a Glastonbury Thorn, a herb garden,...More

Thank Pelagius_Redivivus
Reviewed 2 days ago

Glastonbury was a quick stop on our tour through the UK and the Abbey did not disappoint. It was really quite lovely and peaceful - we would definitely recommend doing a tour rather than walking through on your own. You do learn a lot more...More

Thank SKJS717
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Sacked by Henry VIII the ruins offer some interesting history. Claimed to have had the foundation stone laid by Christ and the burial place of legendary king Arthur it must be worth the thought. Lovely setting, lakes and cream tea in cafe make it even...More

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped as somewhat of an afterthought and what a great idea it was. It was late in the afternoon on a Sunday. We had a great guide, dressed in the period garb, sharing the great stories as to what it might have been. We...More

Thank toomuchfunnow
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the Abbey very much. But I want to mention that there is little parking in Glastonbury. We had a tour guide, Dorset Day trips, that drove us around and he dropped us off and later swung by to pick us up. The museum...More

1  Thank DrJudithC
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say, a must to visit if you are in the area. A plesant walk around with lots of history. A nice little cafe on site, just right for a cuppa. Dogs were allowed in which is nice.

1  Thank Wideparting
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the tour around the abbey which is a fascinating place, a place of many legends! The tour was very informative and the ruins are fascinating to see, as was the museum.

Thank gavandstace
Reviewed 1 week ago

So calming and peaceful is the energy here that it is quite addictive. Each time of the year has it's different energies, there is always something different that catches the eye. Spring flowers and blossom are beautiful, Summer badger walks and ducklings on the pond...More

1  Thank Sue M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived just in time for a guided tour (free) the young lady was brilliant, very knowledged and funny, very informative, she knew her stuff, we had a crowd of about 10 of us, guided tour for a bout 40 mins, very interesting, if you...More

Thank 744kbo
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Good afternoon, Please could you confirm whether dogs are allowed in the Abbey grounds? Many thanks
21 February 2017|
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Response from Brindle C | Reviewed this property |
it's a great place to take your puppy dog plenty of space for them to run around.
Angelica V
Hi Ann, Where'd you get a tour guide for Glastonbury? And how much did it cost? Thanks! :) AM
10 May 2015|
Response from Wendy B | Property representative |
Hi Ann Living History tours of the abbey are included in the admission price. They run daily March to October except occasional days which are listed on the website. Times are also online. Hope this helps Wendy
Ann M
can i be handfasting in the abby grounds
2 January 2015|
Response from Wendy B | Property representative |
Currently we do not hold weddings at the abbey