Hotels near the Glastonbury Abbey
Somerset's Glastonbury Abbey, 2000-year-old burial place of King Arthur and reputedly Britain's earliest Christian sanctuary, is surrounded by 36 acres of tranquil parkland, ponds, orchard and wildlife areas. Costumed guides tell tales of monastic life and King Arthur's court.
Glastonbury Abbey dates back to the 7th century, when Saxon king Ine of Wessex conquered the ancient county of Somerset and it is said he put up a stone church, the base of which forms the west end of the nave.
Glastonbury Abbey Information
Cost: £5; concessions £4.50; 5-15s £3; under 5s free
Opening Hours: Various depending on season
Address: Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9EL
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