Visit Glastonbury: History, Myths And Legends

Visit Glastonbury: History, Myths And Legends, Glastonbury, England (B)

Today Glastonbury is best known for the music festival that has taken place over the last 50 years. However, tourists also visit Glastonbury for its ancient abbey and long history. And for the myths and legends that surround the town and its mysterious Tor.

Even from a distance, Glastonbury looks intriguing. A steep hill, topped by a ruined tower, rises from the flat – and often misty – surroundings of the Somerset Levels. This is Glastonbury Tor: an Iron Age hillfort, entrance to the underworld, and possible guardian of the Holy Grail. And the tower is the remains of St Michael’s Church, a medieval structure built on the site of an earlier church, and of an even earlier place of pagan worship.

The town clusters around the foot of the hill. Historically it was dominated by its Abbey, and the pilgrims who came to visit it. Visitors can explore the town and its historical features, including churches, alms houses and wells, by following the circular Millennium Trail that begins at the Town Hall. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Visit Glastonbury: History, Myths And Legends
Guide Location: England » Glastonbury
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Karen Warren
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Glastonbury Tor
  • Glastonbury Abbey
  • Pilgrims’ Inn
  • Chalice Well