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Discover Glastonbury

Photograph of Glastonbury

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Glastonbury Tourist Information Centre.

Glastonbury as seen from the Tor.

Glastonbury is a small market town of about 9,000 people situated near Wells in the Mendip District of eastern Somerset. The town is stands on the Somerset Levels.

Glastonbury Abbey was one of the most important abbeys in England, it was the site of Edmund Ironside's coronation as King of England in 1016. The Abbey is also rumoured to be the burial place of King Arthur although this has not been proven.

It is known that there has been some sort of settlement in this area since Neolithic times. The timber trackway known as the 'Sweet Track' confirms that. Some centuries later the Iron Age Glastonbury Lake Village grew around the former course of the River Brue. In the Middle Ages, Glastonbury became a centre for commerce and the town still contains many buildings of this period such as the Somerset Rural Life Museum and the Church of St John the Baptist.

Glastonbury is known nowadays for its Glastonbury Music Festival, held near the town in the village of Pilton. It is also a centre for New Age and spiritual visitors who come to immerse themselves in tales of the Isle of Avalon and search for their own Holy Grail. Glastonbury Tor and the Chalice Well also attract thousands of visitors every year.

Events near Glastonbury

Royal Bath and West Dairy Show

Wed, 02 Oct (ca. 13 km)

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B and Bs

B & Bs

Parsnips B&B, Glastonbury (1 km)

Haydn House, Glastonbury (1 km)

Pilgrims B&B (0 km)

Magdalene House B&B, Glastonbury (1 km)

Chestnuts Boutique B&B (1 km)

Glastonbury White House B&B (0 km)

Chestnuts Boutique BB (1 km)

Magdalene House (1 km)

Chalice Hill House (1 km)

Caravan and camping holidays

Caravans and Camping

The Old Oaks, Glastonbury (2 km)

Cottage holidays


Glastonbury cottage, Glastonbury (4 km)

West Down, Glastonbury (4 km)

Upside Down Cottage, Glastonbury (4 km)

Swallows Rest, Glastonbury (5 km)

Tor View, Street (3 km)

Local hotels

Local hotels

Wessex Hotel (3 km)

The Bear Inn by Marstons Inns (3 km)

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Adventure Parks

Adventure parks

Wookey Hole Caves and Papermill (9 km)



Wells Film Centre (8 km)



Clarks Village (3 km)

Weekday AM Champagne Balloon flight - Nationwide (0 km)

Champagne Balloon Flight - nationwide (0 km)

Champagne balloon flight for TWO at 60+ locations (0 km)



The Chalice Well (1 km)

Somerset heritage

Somerset heritage

Bishops Palace and Gardens (8 km)

Glastonbury Abbey (1 km)

Glastonbury Tor (2 km)



Somerset Rural Life Museum (1 km)

Glastonbury Lake Village Museum (1 km)



Strode Theatre (3 km)

Eating Out

Local pub food

Pub Grub

The Who'd A Thought It Inn Restaurant (0 km)

Panborough Inn (7 km)

Somerset Restaurants


Goodfellows (8 km)

Glencot House (8 km)

Abbey Tea Rooms (1 km)

Beah (8 km)

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