Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset

Glastonbury Abbey is the earliest Christian monastic site in Britain and at the time of the Domesday Book it was the wealthiest abbey in England. It’s here that the monks claim to have discovered the grave of King Arthur and his queen, so the abbey plays a huge part in the Arthurian legends that Glastonbury is famous for. It’s also where you can see the Holy Thorn said to be descended from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea. Even if you don’t believe any of that, you should still go and visit because the tranquility is incredible and the ruins a majestic sight. The abbey is set in attractive grounds of 36 acres where there’s an orchard, a herb garden, and two ponds, and you’ll find plenty of peaceful spots for a picnic. Take the kids to the wildlife area, they’ll love it.

Open: Nov-Feb 9.00am-4.00pm   Mar-oct 9.00am-6.00pm      Dogs welcome on leads
T: 01458 832267     All information correct at the time of writing