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Glastonbury Abbey

Abbey Gatehouse, Magdalene Street, BA6 9EL

Glastonbury Abbey


Glastonbury Abbey…..that Special place !

Normally quiet and tranquil ; such an atmosphere that, amongst the magnificent ruins, you can almost feel the prayerfulness of the people that have worshipped here for 2000 years.

Groups ( min.10 or more persons) are very welcome at any time of year and discounts apply.

Of course, not just ruins, of what was the grandest Abbey in England, but the setting is against 36 acres of beautiful Somerset. In Spring see thousands of Snowdrops followed later by Daffodils; then bluebells, masses of Wildflowers and wonderful autumn tree colour.

Don’t forget the legends that abound too ! Joseph of Arimathea, Jesus, St.Patrick and St. David ; as well as King Arthur being buried here . From March to October we have costumed guides here daily, playing characters from the Abbeys’ past, performances are usually in the Abbots Kitchen, set out as a Tudor kitchen would have really looked.

Tell us when you are coming and performances, for groups, can be timed to suit your visit !

See our website too for events on during the year –

From late May until mid September we have an Outdoor Summer Cafe, selling, teas, coffees, cold drinks, home made cakes, pasties, sandwiches, icecreams etc. Prior arrangements can be made to cater for groups.

A private car/coach park adjoins our entrance in Magdalene Street, so you don’t have too far to walk.

We look forward to seeing you.

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Opening Hours

January to December

(2019 opening)



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                  PET INFORMATION

                    ROOM & UNIT FEATURES

                      SPECIALIST FEATURES

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                          TRAVEL & TRADE

                            • American Express accepted

                            • Blue Badge Guides admitted free

                            • Chinese printed material

                            • Czech printed material

                            • Danish printed material

                            • Dogs Accepted

                            • Dutch printed material

                            • Educational Visits Accepted

                            • Event venue

                            • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors

                            • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors

                            • French printed material

                            • German printed material

                            • Groups accepted

                            • Guide dogs permitted

                            • Guided Tours Available for Groups

                            • In town/city centre

                            • Italian printed material

                            • Japanese printed material

                            • Maestro accepted

                            • Marketed towards families

                            • Marketed towards senior citizens

                            • MasterCard accepted

                            • Max group size

                            • Min group size

                            • On-Site café/restaurant

                            • Open All Year

                            • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

                            • Outdoor Attraction

                            • Parking (charge)

                            • Picnic Site

                            • Polish printed material

                            • Portuguese printed material

                            • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

                            • Ramp/Level Access

                            • Russian printed material

                            • Shop

                            • Spanish printed material

                            • Special group rates

                            • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted

                            • Swedish printed material

                            • Tea / Coffee Shop

                            • TIC Staff Admitted Free

                            • Toilets

                            • Toilets for disabled visitors

                            • Visa accepted

                            Road Directions

                            From the M5 - Take Junction 23 and follow signs to Glastonbury.

                            From the M4 - Either follow M4 until the M5 exit and follow above directions, or take M4 Junction 18 (A46) and follow signs to Bath, then take the A367 towards Shepton Mallet, then the A361 to Glastonbury.

                            From the M3 - Take M3 to Junction 8 (A303), head along until you reach either the B3151 (signs to Glastonbury and Street), A37 (signs to Shepton Mallet, picking up signs to Glastonbury) or A371 (signs to Shepton Mallet, picking up signs to Glastonbury) and follow signs

                            Private car and coach park adjacent to entrance.

                            Public Transport Directions

                            The nearest train station to Glastonbury is Castle Cary (on the London Paddington to Plymouth line).

                            Alternatives are to travel to Bristol Temple Meads or Bath by train. Regular bus services operate to Glastonbury from Bristol town centre hourly via Temple Meads and from Bath to Glastonbury.


                            Glastonbury Abbey
                            Abbey Gatehouse
                            Magdalene Street
                            BA6 9EL
                            United Kingdom

                            T: 01458 832267

                            F: 01458 836117



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