Wearyall Hill, Glastonbury Abbey, Chalice Well and a great variety of ancient and fascinating architecture; Glastonbury has a wealth of history and culture just waiting for you to explore.
A centre of New Age philosophies in the UK, Glastonbury is the place to be if you are interested in alternative therapies and non traditional spirituality. It is also one of the earliest seats of Christianity in England and the famous Glastonbury Pilgrimages bring Christians to the town from all over the world.
Glastonbury is a very lively small town with a difference; it has rich traditions, a cosmopolitan community and a taste of tomorrow. It sits on the ancient Isle of Avalon in the Somerset Levels, with a backdrop of soft, green, rolling hills.
Glastonbury has been a place of pilgrimage for thousands of years, ever since the famous Glastonbury Abbey was constructed in the Middle Ages, and it is still considered England’s ‘holyest earthe’ by many today.
Overlooking the town itself is Glastonbury Tor, a fascinating holy hill. Tradition has it that Jesus visited Glastonbury Tor, that Joseph of Arimathaea built a church here and that King Arthur and Guinevere are buried here. It is also believed to be an ancient place of the Goddess. In the past, it has been home to the medieval saints Patrick, Dunstan, Benedict, David and Bridget.
Today Glastonbury is a unique, atmospheric town of nearly 10,000 people with a mixture of locals, incomers and spiritual seekers. For a hundred years it has been a mecca for ‘cultural creatives’ and is now a thriving interfaith town.
All of this means that people from all walks of life are to be found wandering the streets of Glastonbury and it is a special place where cultures collide.
Hence, there are many wide ranging and fascinating events that take place in and around Glastonbury, such as The Goddess Conference, The Dance Festival, Glastonbury Music Festival, The Children’s World Festival and The Extravaganza Classical Music Festival are just a few we can name. People visit from the world over, seeking a certain special something.
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