Why visit Glastonbury?

Whether it is myth, legend, magic, history, nature, tradition or spirituality, Glastonbury has something for everyone and is a joy to visit at any time of the year.

The Abbots Kitchen at Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey is one of the earliest Christian sites in England and said to be the final resting place of King Arthur. With its rich and colourful history, these days it is a mecca for Christian Pilgrimage and those wanting to explore a range of pagan and indigenous spiritualities

The town is an incense-scented mix of English charm, alternative culture and eye-opening spiritual history. Explore the offbeat, independent shops selling everything from healing crystals to organic beauty products.

Make sure you climb Glastonbury Tor, the well-loved Somerset landmark, to take in the views and feel the good vibrations, then visit the Chalice Well, a place of sanctity, healing and peace to soothe the soul and revive the senses.

Walk the Glastonbury Mural Trail created by a community of artists, intent on beautifying the Town. The Mural Trail champions accessible art and celebrates the town’s creative nature.

The Bittern Trail is a family friendly walking/cycle trail which links the town with the Avalon Marshes Centre, and as you travel along you can immerse yourself in a landscape teeming with wildlife and steeped in history.

Visitors to Somerset Rural Life Museum can explore rural life from the 1800s onwards and discover more about the county’s heritage including its landscape, food and farming, working life and rural crafts.

For Pilgrims the Glastonbury Way offers opportunities to visit sites of interest and spiritual importance. See the Glastonbury Way page for further information.

St Margaret’s Chapel and the Royal Magdalene Almshouses

The only thing you won’t see when you visit us, confusingly, is Glastonbury Festival, which takes place in the village of Pilton, some six miles away.

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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