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Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury

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See what remains of what was once possibly the most magnificent monks' residence in England, Glastonbury Abbey. Dating back to the 7th century, the Abbey was even larger than St. Peter's Church in Rome before the ascendancy of Protestantism in England initiated its decline. If you visit between March and October, listen to the costumed guides' stories of the monks who once resided here and legends of the Abbey's association with King Arthur's Court. Head into the visitors' center for historical interpretation of the site and enjoy the 14.6 hectares (36 acres) of parkland surrounding the ruins. The venue stages events and exhibitions throughout the year, so check the schedule before visiting. Plan your visit to Glastonbury Abbey and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Glastonbury online journey builder.
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  • Such a Beautiful place steeped in History ,lots of Very interesting Pieces and Written information on show , Staff Dressed in Costume give Guided Tours if required . The Grounds are peaceful and a... 
    Such a Beautiful place steeped in History ,lots of Very interesting Pieces and Written information on show , Staff Dressed in Costume give Guided Tours if required . The Grounds are peaceful and a...  more »
  • Very interesting visit to The Abbey at Glastonbury on a rainy day but made more pleasant by our guide Goodwife Molly. Lots of interesting background which brought our visit alive. Once ticket is... 
    Very interesting visit to The Abbey at Glastonbury on a rainy day but made more pleasant by our guide Goodwife Molly. Lots of interesting background which brought our visit alive. Once ticket is...  more »
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  • Whilst the majority of the abbey is now in ruins, what remains is stunning. The majority of the site is accessible to all and the museum is very informative. We visited early on a Sunday morning and it did pick up from half 11 onwards so getting there early is recommended to get the whole site to yourself.
  • Definitely a must when in Glastonbury. I came here not expecting too much but the sheer size of the ruins coupled with the guided tours and museum make this worth the visit. There are a few ponds and fields which make this a lovely place to walk around. Will definitely come back if I am ever in the area again.

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