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Glastonbury Abbey

Abbey Gatehouse, Magdelene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL

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Abbey Gatehouse, Magdelene Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL

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Summary

Glastonbury Abbey is connected with legend to a degree that is unparalleled by any other abbey in England. Since Medieval times, the abbey has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in Britain linked to Joseph of Arimathea and the burial place of King Arthur.

Where is Glastonbury Abbey located?

Glastonbury Abbey is located in the centre of Glastonbury town, at the bottom of the High Street, next to Glastonbury Town Hall.

Details on what activities are available at Glastonbury Abbey?

Today it is a tranquil setting in which visitors can discover the stories behind Glastonbury Abbey with tours from costumed Living History presenters in the grounds; these tours are free but should be booked in advance for groups. A packed events calendar brings theatre, concerts, exhibitions and workshops to the abbey grounds every year. School and university groups can enjoy tailor-made itineraries and there are specific activities for families too. An accredited museum showcases items from the abbey’s history and gives more information about the chronology of events, archaeological finds and gives an insight into monastic life. There are 36 acres of parkland to explore with a dedicated wildlife area.

Things to do in the local area?

Glastonbury town has a wide range of events and attractions to visit throughout the year. The annual Glastonbury Festival takes place just a few miles outside of Glastonbury town and can be seen from another famous historic site - Glastonbury Tor. Live music can be found throughout the town every week in many of the local pubs, cafes, restaurants and bars, situated in a colourful and eclectic town centre.

Inspirations

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Historical attractions for kids and adults alike by Dinah Hatch

"Once upon a time Glastonbury Abbey was the richest in England, its walls a hive of religious industry and worship. These days you’ll find stunning ruins in a truly idyllic Somerset setting, enlivened by a team of living history guides who will regale you with tales of life in the monastery. You’ll learn about its early Saxon beginnings, elaborate Norman extension building and how monks there are said to have exhumed the bodies of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere in order to raise money from visiting pilgrims so that they could rebuild the abbey after a catastrophic fire in 1184. These bones were later reburied in the Abbey Church in a black marble tomb. There are loads of events at the abbey too, including wonderful medieval food fairs."

Information on Glastonbury Abbey , Abbey Gatehouse , Magdelene Street , Glastonbury

Opening Times: All year ex 25 Dec, Daily. Nov-Feb 09:00-16:00, Mar-May 09:00-18:00, Jun-Aug 09:00-20:00, Sep-Oct 09:00-17:00. Last admission half an hour prior to closing
Admission: Adult £9.10*, Child (5-15) £4.95, OAP/Student £7.90*, Family £23.10*. *Gift Aid Admission
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (Dogs on a lead welcome)
Location: Central Glastonbury, next to Town Hall.
Facilities: Coaches welcome, Guided Tours (Costumed Living History Guides March-Oct or by appointment), Limited Disabled Access (email for details), Onsite Outdoor Cafe, Parking nearby, Picnic in the grounds, Shop

Glastonbury Fringe Launch Party

Glastonbury Fringe launches into its 8th year with their annual opening event at Glastonbury Abbey. This year the lineup features: Tankus the Henge PORT ERIN Noel & Webb Breakbeat Bandits Tickets are on sale from March 1st and are: Ear...

Abbey Gatehouse, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9EL

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