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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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  • I’d booked our tickets through the internet before we arrived, but there was no queue when we got there. The site is on the large side with plenty to see and the ruins are atmospheric and stunning. It...  more »
  • Having driven past a number of times we decided to spend some time visiting the Abbey. We were rewarded with a very peaceful experience in beautiful surroundings to this iconic monument. Plenty of det...  more »
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  • It's easy to fall in love with the abbey, and living near by means I can visit frequently through out the year. There is no fairs, circus no bells and whistles, Just good old peace and tranquility.. and what is amazing is each season Paints a new canvas daily.
  • Stunning ruins. So beautiful it's as if they were planned! We had an absolutely wonderful guide who gave us so much information with obvious joy in her role.
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