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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Tours to Glastonbury Abbey
$208 BOOK WITH VIATOR Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
Duration: 11 hours
$669 BOOK WITH VIATOR Glastonbury And The King Arthur Trail - Private Tour From London
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
$21,422 BOOK WITH VIATOR Memorable GROUP Tour of Historical Somerset for up to 42 people
Duration: 6 days
Glastonbury Abbey reviews
Walked up the path thinking it would be free like St Albans abbey then saw the £11 entry fee so turned around and walked back down the path. more »
Amazed at how big the 35? acre site was and how beautifully it was kept. Loved the whole tranquil experience and would completely recommend a visit. I initially thought the entrance fee was a bit... more »
Surprised at these ruins. Great to read the history. Almost felt a chill at one point. Certainly worth a visit for historical purposes. As this is a historical site not much for children. Personally i like it. Lovely view of the Tor as well.
Such a lovely place to visit. This was my first time here and it was absolutely wonderful! I particularly enjoyed the tour around the grounds, with stories about how it would have looked in the past. Awesome woman leading the tour, I know I wasn't alone in how engaging and intriguing I found it, to listen to her. The atmosphere was astounding. And we were blessed with such lovely weather on the day too. Looking forward to visiting again soon!
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