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January 1st, 2018 / / No Comments »

Glastonbury Tor

Think Glastonbury and it tends to conjure up images of mud, music and celebration that has become synonymous with this most famous of UK festivals.  Notwithstanding our love for this iconic jubilee, it’s true to say there are many other attractions available within the town & close-by that makes this a destination to visit all year round.

Whilst this National Trust landmark is most commonly associated with its neighboring festival, the Glastonbury Tor is well worth a visit on merit alone.  Steeped in history & quite beautiful to behold, the Tor offers fantastic views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset & even as far afield as Wales.  Whilst Glastonbury Tor comes under the umbrella of the National Trust it remains FREE to visit for all, (look out for National Trust stone pillar box should you wish to leave a donation toward upkeep). Simply make your way to the top & take in the surrounding views – children will particularly enjoy the visit on a windy day!

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Glastonbury Tor 600

 

Glastonbury Chalice Well & Gardens

Located next to the entrance to Glastonbury Tor, the Chalice Well & Gardens offers an oasis of peaceful tranquility where people for over two thousand years have gathered to seek solace & well being.   Billed as a living sanctuary, Chalice Well & Gardens is set within beautiful grounds & has drawn visitors from all quarters to drink the waters, reflect & enjoy a moment of peaceful solitude.

Sip the waters from the The Lion’s Head drinking fountain, dip you toes into the shallow pool & enjoy the feel of the water over your feet or simple wander around the grounds as you wish.  You can even purchase a water bottle from the ticket kiosk, (small additional charge), to collect the water for an unusual souvenir.  Whilst the water is safe to drink from the Lion’s Head fountain, it is suggested no more that a few sips as the water is rich in iron.

There is a small charge in place to visit with an optional gift aid uplift for UK taxpayers – simply ask for this to be deducted at the gate should you prefer. More information available at Chalice Well & Gardens.

 

healing waters at chalice well gardens

Chalice Well Trust Gardens, Glastonbury Tor

 

Glastonbury Town

Glastonbury Town reflects its surroundings with a range of shops from witchcraft to crystals to festival clothing to vegetarian cafes.  A hub for alternative lifestyles & unusual gifts, a visit to the town encompasses a mix of the bohemian blended with new-age appeal & festival charm.

You will find the town awash with activity all year round, so worth keeping an eye out for pop up workshops taking place on the day of your visit.  Once you’ve shopped to your hearts content, why not drink in the atmosphere at one of the many cafes and coffee shops lining the main street.

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National Trust - Glastonbury Tor

National Trust – Glastonbury Tor

 

By Liz Walsh

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