Pictures of Glastonbury
This little town now enjoys world renown for its annual music festival which attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe. None-the-less, this still remains very much a town that is steeped in mystical myths and legends.
Glastonbury Tor rises majestically to reach a height of 520ft and legend has it that this is the place where the Holy Grail is buried. It is also said that it is here that Joseph of Arimathea founded the first Christian church known in Europe and it is believed too that Glastonbury is the burial place of King Arthur and Lady Guinevere. Infact, where-ever you go in this quaint little town there is much evidence of a long association with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
The Abbey ruins are well worth visiting as this very atmospheric site dates back to the 12th-13th century.
There are several old inns in and around the town, also some fabulous little shops all selling a vast array of articals
that range from souvenires to high quality leather goods for which this area is also well known. Some of the best know English boot and shoe manufacturers have factories nearby. Hunt around and you are sure to find a bargain.
Not very far from Glastonbury is the peaceful village of Pilton which is home to the Manor House that was once the summer residence of the Abbots of Glastonbury. Other attractions are a lovely old tythe barn and a very beautiful church.
For a trip into the past this ancient area is certainly a must.
Take a picture tour of Glastonbury or book Glastonbury accommodation
Other nearby recommended towns & villages..
a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset(4.6 miles, 7.5 km, direction N of Glastonbury)
in the county of Somerset(5.3 miles, 8.6 km, direction NE of Glastonbury)
Wells, situated at the foot of the picturesque mendip hills, is most certainly one of England's most delightful cathedral cities...
a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset(9.5 miles, 15.3 km, direction N of Glastonbury)
Often called 'Englands Grand Canyon' Chedder Gorge was carved out by a river that now runs underground...
a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset(12.3 miles, 19.9 km, direction S of Glastonbury)
The interior of Martock's Ham-stone church is perhaps the grandest in all Somerset, the startling effect of the golden stone against the most lavishly decorated of the county's great tie-beam roofs is simply overwhelming...
a Historic Market Town in the county of Dorset(16.4 miles, 26.4 km, direction SE of Glastonbury)
The softly glowing Ham stone of which most of the town properties are built, lends warmth and atmosphere to what is already a unique and attractive place...All towns in SomersetComplete A to Z of towns in England
Nearby attractions.. (0.3 miles, 0.5 km)
This is believed to be the site of the oldest Christian Church in the world, for centuries it has been the focus of Christian..... (0.5 miles, 0.9 km)
There are many associations with Chalice Well covering countless centuries; it is a timeless and sacred place, full of legend,..... (0.9 miles, 1.4 km)
Swirling mists rise over the Somerset Levels, where approaching the town of Glastonbury, suddenly above the mist you catch a..... (5.1 miles, 8.3 km, direction NE)
Wells Cathedral is the most perfect example of an ecclesiastical city from the days when the order of life was God, King and..... (5.4 miles, 8.7 km, direction NE)
The Bishop's Palace in the enchanting tiny cathedral city of Wells where there is a predominance of beautiful buildings, is..... (5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction N)
These dazzling show caves offer a glittering experience in floodlit chambers deep underground. This is the spiritual home of the..... (8.0 miles, 12.8 km, direction S)
Intimate manor house with Arts & Crafts-style garden. Tudor great hall and 14th-century chapel, this was home to medieval.....All attractions in GlastonburyAll attractions in SomersetComplete A to Z of attractions in England