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  • 1 Glastonbury Abbey Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Magdalene GB - Glastonbury BA6 9EL

    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 ..

  • 2 St John the Baptist's Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    St Johns 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).

  • 3 Somerset Rural Life Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Chilkwell Street GB - Glastonbury BA6 8DB

    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.

  • 4 Glastonbury Tor Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Glastonbury BA6 8AE

    At 159 m high, this hillock is a landmark for miles around. The tower at the top is the unique survivor of St Michael's Church, built in the 14C. The view looks across the Quantocks, the Bristol Canal and the Mendips.

  • 5 Town centre

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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 stands ..

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