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. Impressive, huh?
If you didn't now, this is where 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 along the Badger Boardwalk in the wildlife area, they’ll love it. Cafe, shop, dog friendly.
Open: Nov-Feb 9.00am-4.00pm Mar-May 9.00am-6.00pm June-Aug 9.00am-8.00pm Spet-Oct 9.00am-6.00pm
Closed Christmas Day
T: 01458 832267 All information correct at the time of writing