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St Margaret’s Chapel

This really is one of Glastonbury’s hidden gems. This group of buildings date back to 1250.
St Margaret’s Chapel and the Royal Magdalene Almshouses

St Margaret’s Chapel was first established as a Pilgrim’s Hospital to replace one, north of St Johns Church in the High Street. The Magdalene chapel was the place where tired, hungry, dusty pilgrims could be fed cleaned and given accommodation whilst visiting Glastonbury Abbey. In the early 15th century the large hall that was the hospital was replaced by the almshouses and five of the eleven have survived.

The Almshouses have been furnished as they may have been in the decade leading up to World War One.

The Chapel has been sympathetically and beautifully restored and it now draws people who are on different spiritual paths, from all over the world.

The garden has won awards and provides a welcome sanctuary for pilgrims and visitors to relax and rest in.

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We've moved!

You can now find us in the Small Hall within the Town Hall. The Town Council Reception, Tourist Information and the Pilgrims Reception look forward to seeing you!

The current Glastonbury Information Centre building is currently being renovated as part of the Town Deal.

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