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Glastonbury Abbey

Opens in 24 min: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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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...more
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Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street | Somerset, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Glastonbury, do yourself a favor and take the free guided tour to the abbey. Tours start at 10:00 a.m. and are guided by knowledgeable people dressed in period costumes. It was a fun and interesting hour and the museum has excellent,...More

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

Thank you so much for your feedback; we really appreciate it and glad you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old Abbey has so much history & dominates the Glastonbury landscape. The town itself is quite quirky & alternative, which is appropriate considering the history of the Abbey. It was wet & we opted to read about it in the Visitor Centre, but will...More

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

We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Glastonbury.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to investigate on the grounds, both still standing and not. Still incredible to see no matter the season.

Thank micheleroberts68
Wendy B, Public Relations Manager at Glastonbury Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting; we also love to see visitor's photographs - you can send them to us via our Facebook page /GlastonburyAbbeySomerset or email to info@glastonburyabbey.com

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

OK there are lots of cathedral/abbey ruins and we’ve done our fair share. We visited Glastonbury as it was on our “to do” list and let’s say it’s a bit quirky as a town. We turned the corner and stumbled on this magnificent space with...More

Thank llo1846
Wendy B, Public Relations Manager at Glastonbury Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're pleased you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This site is historically interesting. The druids used it as a pagan holy site. In the 12th C is was the leading christian pilgrimage site in all of Britain. It is the "burial site" for King Arthur and Guinevere. There are a lot of better...More

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

We're really pleased you found the site interesting. There are 36 acres to explore and we are 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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the afternoon wondering around the abbey grounds on a beautiful sunny day, such an interesting place, and Well worth a visit, I see some people are complaining about the entrance fee, these places cost money to keep going where else do ,they expect the...More

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

Thank you for visiting and pleased you enjoyed it

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must see for anybody romantic enough to visit Sommerset. Ruins od monumental Roman-built Abbey, doted with legend about Arthur and Guinevere. Take a good time for slow walk and meditation - not us appropriate for a haste sightseeing.

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

We're pleased you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Glastonbury Abbey feels a bit disorganized and oversold. There's simply too much unworthy fable trumpeted in presenting its case. Who might have been here or not (probably not) is not a strong basis on which to make a historic case. The period piece clothing and...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to feedback and we're sorry to hear you were disappointed. The tours are free and part of the admission price and most people do enjoy them as they aim to bring the history to life. We are connected with...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018

An excellent green space in the middle of the town with fantastic archeology and ancient buildings especially the bishops kitchen and wonderful gardens and ponds. They also have a special events programme.

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

Thank you for your feedback; we are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed October 16, 2018

Amazing ruins of the abbey in gorgeous gardens. Very very interesting to look at, magnificent architecture. Also enjoyed a coffee at the outdoor cafe. Very plesant way to spend a couple of hours in the sun.

Thank kir2
Wendy B, Public Relations Manager at Glastonbury Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit - this is the first time we've had the outdoor café open during the Autumn and Winter.

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Jayne B
April 10, 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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it's a great place to take your puppy dog plenty of space for them to run around.
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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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