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Glastonbury Tor, National Trust



Glastonbury Tor is a well-loved Somerset landmark associated with myths and legends, but it is also a place where children can run about and have fun. Fields at the foot of the Tor are good for games or you could play at the top in the ruined tower.

Glastonbury Tor, National Trust
Prominent hill overlooking the Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury and Somerset.

This iconic and evocative landmark offers magnificent views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.

Steeped in history and legend, excavations at the top of the Tor have revealed the plans of two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only a 15th-century tower remains.

Glastonbury Tor also has a grisly past. Abbot Richard Whiting was executed here in 1549 on the orders of Thomas Cromwell, the first Earl of Essex.

Glastonbury Tor is known as being one of the most spiritual sites in the country. Its pagan beliefs are still very much celebrated. It’s a beautiful place to walk, unwind and relax.

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January to December

(2019 Opening)





        • In countryside

        • Outdoor Attraction

        • Parking (charge)

        Road Directions

        Take the A39 or A361 to Glastonbury and park in the town centre. A park and ride service is available to the Tor during the tourist season. Other than 3 disabled parking spaces, no parking is available at the Tor but some parking can be found at the Rural Life Museum situated on the A361 out of Glastonbury towards Shepton Mallet. It is a short walk from here to the foot of the Tor.

        Public Transport Directions

        Several buses go to Glastonbury including the 29 from Taunton, 376 from Bristol, 173 from Bath and the 37 from Yeovil. The park and ride bus goes from the town centre to the Tor.


        Glastonbury Tor, National Trust
        BA6 9DP
        United Kingdom

        T: 01278 751874

        E: glastonburytor@nationaltrust.org.uk

        W: nationaltrust.org.uk/glastonbury-tor/

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