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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).
Museums and art
Bere Lane GB - Glastonbury BA6 8BB
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.
Nature and gardens
Tor View Avenue 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.
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 s..