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Glastonbury Abbey

Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
+44 1458 832267
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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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Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
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"king arthur"
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"guided tour"
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"abbots kitchen"
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"herb garden"
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"lady chapel"
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"beautiful ruins"
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"grounds are lovely"
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"extensive grounds"
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"informative museum"
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"resting place"
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"henry viii"
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"wildlife area"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Abbey has a long and interesting history, with exhibits inside as well as the ruins themselves. There is the supposed grave of Arthur and Guinevere, though no one really knows if it's genuine. The orchard is a nice place to sit and relax, with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the site it’s beautiful and full of history but I thought it was very over priced to get in. Saw people turn away as they couldn’t justify spending that for entry.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow a good few hours to spend wandering around this picturesque abbey. Immaculate gardens and an enchanting nature reserve make this a must-see! Once you've bought a ticket, you can return later that day for free if you wish.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed visiting the ruins and museum very much. It is set in lovely grounds and even on a colder day was well worth the visit. There are free tours though the day and we heard part of one that really brought the abbey back...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spotted a chalk board during our visit to Glastonbury Abbey, advertising High Tea at the newly open Abbey House. I've always been curious as to what the view would be like from the drawing room, well now I know! The tour was introduced by...More

Thank Steve B
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Wendy B, Public Relations Manager at Glastonbury Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again soon Wendy

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great afternoon seeing the various pieces on display. Slightly bias as a relative had a few in there but the others were ok too ;)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Glastonbury Abbey on a recent weekend break to Glastonbury. The welcome we received at the admissions desk was very friendly and everyone we came across were lovely and most welcoming. The Abbey grounds are wonderful and we really did enjoy our stroll around...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the normal abbey museum arrangement. They are keeping alive the myth Arthur. King or not local chieftain or not he is not entombed at the abbey.

Thank Tony C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited Glastonbury Abbey, we were very pleased to have taken the guided tour. Our guide, 'Leofric' was a superb story teller, knowledgeable about the Abbey and willingly answered any questions from the group. We were treated to stories, sympathetically told about the myth...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took an hour to walk around and take photos and then took a guided tour. I definitely recommend the guided tour. Our guide was very helpful. The depth of history at the site is incredible.

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Jayne B
10 April 2018|
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Response from Wendy B | Property representative |
Hi Jayne - we have a full access statement on our website with pictures so you can see the lay out. It's under the Visit Us section. Hope this helps Wendy
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RachaelJason
22 February 2017|
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Response from Brindle C | Reviewed this property |
it's a great place to take your puppy dog plenty of space for them to run around.
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Angelica V
10 May 2015|
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Response from Wendy B | Property representative |
Hi Ann Living History tours of the abbey are included in the admission price. They run daily March to October except occasional days which are listed on the website. Times are also online. Hope this helps Wendy
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