BA6, Glastonbury



What to do in Glastonbury


Glastonbury is where ley lines converge and ancient stories are told. From the Holy Thorn Tree on Wearyall Hill to the town’s secret identity as the legendary Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury history inspires intrigue and welcomes explorers. Of course, it’s globally famous as the home of Glastonbury Festival, the almost-annual music and performing arts event that brings a fresh energy - not to mention the most iconic faces in music - to the lush meadows around the town during the summer.  

After exploring the majestic ruins of Glastonbury Abbey in the town centre, make your way up the high street, past shops selling everything from vintage clothes to vegan food to healing crystals. Stop to visit the supposed healing red waters of the mystical Chalice Well - and its sister well called the White Spring across the road - on your way to the top of the iconic Glastonbury Tor, a soaring hill topped by a single ruined tower, which rewards walkers with spectacular 360-degree views across Somerset for miles in every direction. 

For a bite to eat, head to one of the many cafés and restaurants on the high street, the majority of which focus on healthy, alternative and locally-sourced produce to stock their delicious menus. Meanwhile, traditional British tea and cakes are served at the charming Abbey Tea Rooms beside the ancient ruins they’re named after.

Step outside the town to see local archaeological sites - the Lake Village Museum in Godney shows what life on the Somerset Levels was like hundreds of years ago, whilst the haunting Meare Fish House sits just outside the village of Meare, a few minutes from Glastonbury town centre. 


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How to get to Glastonbury

By car: Exit the A303 at Podimore roundabout and follow signs towards Street/Glastonbury. To approach from the M5, exit at Junction 23 and follow the A39 to Street and Glastonbury.

By train and bus: If arriving in Bristol terminals, take the 376 bus towards Wells and Glastonbury. You can also catch trains to Castle Cary and use local bus services to reach Glastonbury.

By air: Bristol Airport is around 15 miles from Glastonbury. Bus services run from the town to Bristol, where connecting services take you to the airport.


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