Things to see and do - Glastonbury
Unmissable tourist sites
Glastonbury Travel guide
Glastonbury : Michelin's recommendations
This name still conjures up the great abbey, one of the richest in the region and renowned as a centre of learning, although it has been a ruin for centuries. The town of Glastonbury developed around its abbey and has become a major spiritual centre specialising in alternative lifestyles, which finds expression in its massive open-air contemporary music festival.
Tourist attractions Glastonbury : Things to see and do
Magdalene Street GB - Glastonbury BA6 9EL
History and legend flourish around the abbey. The abbey is definitely Saxon in origin, and goes back to the 7C. Rebuilt, enlarged, burned down; it was restored in the 12C. The abbey had noble rights and vast estates when it fell victim to Dissolution..
St Johns Square GB - Glastonbury BA6 9LJ
The tower of St John the Baptist's Church (15 C), which is 41 m high, is one of the finest in Somerset with its cross of openwork pinnacles (St Katherine's Chapel inside is a remainder of the 12C building).
Magdalene Street GB - Glastonbury BA6 9EH
One of the main roads, Magdalene Street , is lined with pretty 17-19C houses; the other, High Street , is dominated by the George and Pilgrims Hotel (15C) and the abbey tribunal (14C), that was once part of the abbey. At the junction of the two s..
Morland Road, GB - Glastonbury BA6 9FW
Situated 5 minutes’ drive from Glastonbury town centre, Premier Inn Glastonbury features air conditioned rooms and free parking. The site of the Glastonbury Festival is held is just 7.5 miles away from the property. An en suite bathroom is included ..
GB - West Pennard BA6 8ND
Unassuming little pub with beams, flagged floors, a thatched bar and a skittle alley. Blackboards list sandwiches, pub classics and tasty homemade snacks, while the main menu offers braises and confits, plus a few more innovative dishes.