There are plenty of things to do in Glastonbury, located in the magnificent Somerset countryside 23 miles south of Bristol. Highlights of a visit include Glastonbury Tor, Chalice Well and Glastonbury Abbey. Glastonbury is the perfect place to visit if you’re interested in the legends of King Arthur, the Holy Grail, and are looking for a calm and peaceful location.
We offer a King Arthur Day Tour from Central London, which visits Glastonbury Tor, Chalice Well and Glastonbury Abbey. This is the perfect way to learn more about the Arthurian Legends and experience a taste of the gorgeous English countryside. The tour departs Central London twice a week and includes luxury transportation and an expert tour guide.
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One of the most famous landmarks in Southern England, Glastonbury Tor is known for its beauty and spiritual connection. The Tor can be seen jutting out of the landscape for miles and miles, overlooking Glastonbury and Somerset. One of the most popular things to do in Glastonbury is to climb the 521 feet hill. Choose from two different walking routes. The steep path, which goes from the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury town or the easier path, which goes from Wellhouse Lane.
Glastonbury Tor is also known as one of the most spiritual sights in the UK. Sometimes called the ‘Island of Avalon’, this is the place believed to have been the island that once featured in the Arthurian Legends. Avalon is the place where King Arthur is taken after fighting Mordred at the Battle of Camlann, and later his burial place.
On top of the Tor lies the remains of a 14th Century chapel, dedicated to St Michael. This chapel was built on top of several earlier Christian and Pagan sites, and archaeologists have found remains dating back to Neolithic times. One of the major mysterious aspects of Glastonbury Tor are the seven levels of terraces that encircle the hill. No one is quite sure why they were built, and what their purpose was.
Opening Times: All day
Entrance Fee: Free
Located at the foot of Glastonbury Tor, Chalice well is another popular place to visit in Somerset. This garden is a sanctuary, oasis and is well known for its spiritual qualities. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchids, this is the perfect place to relax after a climb of Glastonbury Tor. The site is connected to the legends of King Arthur. It is believed that Joseph of Arimathea buried the Holy Grail on this site, which then became a spring, from which holy water flowed that brought eternal youth to anyone who drank it. One of the most popular things to do in Glastonbury, visitors can even drink the water at the Chalice Well, which has been carefully preserved and restored.
April to October: 10:00-18:00
October to March: 10:00 to 16:30
Glastonbury Abbey is one of the most mystical sites in Britain. It is believed to be the burial place of King Arthur as well as associated with the legends of Joseph of Arimathea. There are plenty of things to do at Glastonbury Abbey. Visitors can stroll amongst the tranquil surroundings, visit the legendary burial place of King Arthur and admire the Holy Thorn. Also discover the museum, which houses a collection including a magnificent 16th Century Orthery Cope.
The Abbey also has a cafe and gift shop.
November to February: 09:00-16:00
March to May: 09:00 to 18:00
June to August: 09:00 to 20:00
Address: Magdalene St, Glastonbury BA6 9EL, UK
We offer private day tours from Central London to Glastonbury and the surrounding area and our team of experts are here to build the perfect tour for you! For more information and prices, please fill out our private tour enquiry form below.