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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.
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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).
The abbey is most probably Saxon in origin and is thought to date back to the 7C. It was rebuilt, extended and burned down, then restored in the 12C. The abbey had seigneurial rights and vast estates when it fell victim to Dissolution in 1539. After ..
The museum illustrates the daily life of a 19C Somerset farm: the masterpiece is the 14C barn from the abbey, with its fine masonry and splendid roof.