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Be the First to the Top

Visible from miles and miles around, this mystical magical Tor cries out to be climbed. The reward is amazing views over the Somerset Levels and beyond across counties and coast. It is topped with a tower that is all that remains of a 14th century church.


Photographers love this spot which is understandable especially at sunrise or sunset or when it is to be seen rising eerily out of the mist. Story tellers love it too as it conjures tales of Arthur being known as the Isle of Avalon.


Now looked after by the National Trust it has a gruesome past as the site of the execution of the last Abbot of Glastonbury and two monks. Neolithic tools found up there suggest is has been a draw since the earliest of times.


In 2015 Glastonbury Tor was included in the Visit Somerset 360s which is a selection of six notable lumps and bumps of the Levels which afford spectacular views. The others are Brean Down, Brent Knoll, Burrow Mump, Crook Peak and Lollover Hill.

Across Exmoor National Park and the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are a number of great view points, just perfect for exploring nature and picnics.

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