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Best things to do in Glastonbury

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Monument / Landmark
“Glastonbury Abbey and Tor The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, which is the burial site of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, are well worth a visit. Steeped in history and surrounded by myths of the Holy Grail, the whole town has a mystical feel. Take a walk up Glastonbury Tor for a spectacular view of the Somerset Levels. Location: Approximately 45 minutes 22 miles ”
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Outlet Mall
“Street is around a 30 minute drive, or using the number 21 bus you can get to Street Via Bridgwater Bus Station. There are lots of branded outlet shops to look around and a ideal day out if you just wanted a walk around somewhere new.”
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Historic Site
“Glastonbury Abbey is around a 38 minute drive, or using the number 21 Bus you can get to Glastonbury Via Bridgwater Bus Station. It is a beautiful area to visit with many health food and quirky shops. With the Glastonbury Tor up the Highstreet it's a wonderful day out.”
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Establishment
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“One of the most famous landmarks in Somerset and a place of huge spiritual significance for many people.”
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Bar
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“At the Bocabar is located in a community-run arts centre. It looks unpromising from the outside but inside you can enjoy good food and often good music, with a decent bar with good selection of beers, wines and cocktails ”
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Salad Place
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“Its the place to hang out with locals and visitors alike. excellent cakes and lunch .also has a garden yard out back for the sunny days with access to st johns car park if you like garlic potatoes and home made quiche this is the place for you ”
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Premise
“Chalice Well is one of Britain's most ancient wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon between the famous Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards it is a living sanctuary in which the visitor can experience the quiet healing of this sacred place. For over two thousand years this has been a place where people have gathered to drink the waters and find solace, peace and inspiration.”
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Store
“The beautiful Chalice Well Gardens are a tranquil oasis of calm linked to the legend of the chalice from the last supper. Perfect place for quiet reflection and meditation.”
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Museum
“The Somerset Rural Life Museum is situated in Glastonbury. It is a museum of the social and agricultural history of Somerset, housed in buildings surrounding a 14th-century barn once belonging to Glastonbury Abbey.”
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Pool
“Old-fashioned Lido style outdoor pool. Lovely little sprinkler and fountain area for tots.”
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Outlet Mall
“Our local large outlet retail park, full of bargains and must have items at reduced prices.”
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Point of Interest
“The Glastonbury Abbey is at the heart of the town, and its history. It was once one of the most important places the early Christian history of England. It is also said to be the resting place of King Arthur (of the Knights of the Round Table fame) and his wife Guinevere, a simple sign today marks the spot where this famed couple's remains are believed to be buried. Steeped in history and myth, there is plenty to see and learn for the history buffs!”
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Café
“Excalibur Café brings you the highest quality ingredients from local suppliers to create a magical merging of fabulous food and amazing ambience that satisfies body and soul.”
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Food
“Earthfare is a large supermarket style organic whole food store, with a huge range of produce, and is great value”
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Bakery
“A gorgeous cafe with wooden floors, outside seating area. Great for coffee lovers and artisan gluten free bread and food. Open in the evenings.”
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Bar
“Lots of live music, a great selection of ciders and colourful characters at the bar. A real open fire in Winter, roasts available on Sundays and a large beer garden with some shelters. ”
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