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Address: Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
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+44 1458 832267
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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A hidden jewel in the heart of Somerset, Glastonbury Abbey is...

A hidden jewel in the heart of Somerset, Glastonbury Abbey is traditionally associated with the earliest days of Christianity in Britain and figures such as Joseph of Arimathea, St Patrick and St David. It is also the resting place for three Saxon kings and the legendary King Arthur.

Set in 36 acres of parkland in the middle of the town, the histories, mysteries and myths of Glastonbury Abbey define it as a place of extraordinary spiritual significance.

Open 364 days a year, welcoming dogs on short leads, with summer cafe, costumed guides, accredited museum and gift shop.

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A beautiful location

It was a glorious spring sunny day when we visited the Abbey. The thing that struck me was the sense of serenity and calmness that is so pervasive. Grounds are well kept and I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a glorious spring sunny day when we visited the Abbey. The thing that struck me was the sense of serenity and calmness that is so pervasive. Grounds are well kept and I really enjoyed taking my time walking around and sitting just feeling the peaceful ambience of the Abbey.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful ruins, very sad that there isn't more left. We went along with the guided tour, I would definitely advise this, it is free and was so much more entertaining and informative. The guide was extremely friendly and he hung around afterwards to answer questions and chat further. A very tranquil and beautiful place, well preserved remains.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Abbey for the Medieval Fayre. Beautiful ruins with lots of history. The Medieval Fayre event was also excellent.

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'm so, so glad that we went into the Abbey. It was absolutely beautiful! We were lucky enough to get on a tour and being led around was both informative and entertaining. The monk, who was actually a Priest (can't recall his name) was fabulous! He sang for us and everything! There is a seating area outside with a small... More 

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1 Thank Vickity1983
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well with the entrance fee. The Abbey ruins are particularly worth viewing and the accompanying museum and shop a must.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy history, peaceful gardens or the legend of King Arthur, you will enjoy the abbey. Rather expensive to get in. Nearby pay/display parking. Light refreshments available, but it's a lovely plaace to picnic. Dogs allowed on leads. Gift shop nearby.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely historic site, the last resting place of King Arthur, the Abbey boasts spectacular ruins and well kept grounds. A lovely tranquil place to escape the busy streets of Glastonbury.

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having looked forward to visiting Glastonbury Tor, Chalice Well & Abbey I was disappointed with the abbey. Upon arriving in the courtyard we were met with paper notices over the board tell you the entrance price, saying that it was £10 per adult on Saturday an Sunday as they had an event in. As I'm not into jousting etc wasn't... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place, we joined a tour with Alice who was dressed in 15th century costume and took us back in time on a fascinating journey. She was great, friendly and so informative. Very family and dog friendly place. Lovely and helpful staff everywhere! Will be back! Thank you

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I visited Glastonbury in March. It was my first trip there. We intended to just go up the Tor but made a decision to walk into town and find the abbey. So pleased that we did! We ended up having our own private tour as it wasn't very busy. The staff were friendly and it was a... More 

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