The birthplace of English Christianity and the reputed final resting place of King Arthur at its famous Abbey, Glastonbury has a cultural and spiritual history dating back almost 2000 years. Glastonbury Abbey was originally built in 63AD and rebuilt following a fire in the 13th Century.
The myths and legends surrounding Glastonbury Tor make the town a popular destination for the New Age community and the world famous Glastonbury Festival is held close to the town each year in the village of Pilton. It addition to its famous festival, Glastonbury also hosts a number of autumn carnivals which date back to the 17th Century and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Away from the historical attractions, enjoy browsing around the eclectic range of independent shops in the town centre or learn about the area’s cider making heritage at the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury.
Glastonbury offers an excellent choice of accommodation including budget hotels ideal for Glastonbury festival accommodation, cosy old inns with B&B accommodation, boutique B&Bs ideal for a romantic break and family friendly holiday cottages in the surrounding countryside. Compare prices and book Glastonbury accommodation online or direct.