Glastonbury Journals

Glastonbury: Not Just a Concert

A June 2006 trip to Glastonbury by Rockyhorror1978

Quote: A brief description of things to do and see in Glastonbury, England. This includes: The Tor and Healing Springs, and Glastonbury Cathedral Remains.

Blue Note Cafe

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Restaurant

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This is a wonderful little cafe situated around the corner from the Glastonbury Cathedral. The food was wonderful. I ordered a vegetarian wrap with fries (chips) and my boyfriend had an omelet with fries (chips). Both of our meals servings were of reasonable size and were served hot. The food was also reasonably priced. I believe our total came to 15 pounds for both meals and two diet colas. This cafe also has both indoor and outdoor seating. We were fortunate to go on a nice sunny day and sit outside. The patio faced a small courtyard with shops which enhanced the environment. This cafe is a small cafe therefore seating is limited and closely spaced. It is best to go (if possible...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 20, 2007

Blue Note Cafe
2-4 High Street
Glastonbury, England BA6 9DU
+44 (0)1458 832907

Glastonbury Tor

Attraction

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The Glastonbury Tor is the hypothetical location of Arthur's Avalon. It is a hill located 5 minutes out of Glastonbury and features the St Michael's Tower of a former church. In order to reach the Tor, you must first climb a rather large and steep hill that features 7 terraces. While it is unknown as to why the terraces were dug around the Tor, theorists hypothesis that they could be a feature of agriculture, cattle ranching, or defensive ramparts. The cost of the Tor is free and the access to the Tor can be found outside the Chalice Well. It is definitely worth climbing to the top of the Tor to see the wonderful sites of Somerset from the top: rolling acres of farm land, dotted with cottages and smal...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 20, 2007

Glastonbury Tor
Middle of Summerland Meadows
Glastonbury, England

Chalice Well and Gardens

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Attraction | "Chalice Well"

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Take a tour into history and mystery by visiting the Glastonbury Chalice Well. Visited by many seeking the healing properties of the same water that healed King Arthur. Located at the bottom of the Glastonbury Tor, the Chalice Well is a natural spring used for nearly 2000 years.In addition to being associated with the Legend of Arthur, the Chalice Well is also the hypothesized location in which Joseph of Arimathea filled the Chalice with the blood of Christ during crucifixion, linking it to the Holy Grail.The Chalice Well is surrounded by a beautiful garden filled with yews and Glastonbury Holy Thorn Trees. There are is also a healing pool in which you can wade in and plenty of opportu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2007

Chalice Well and Gardens
Chilkwell Street
Glastonbury, England BA6 8DD
+44 (1458) 31154

Glastonbury Abbey

Attraction

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Theorized to be the oldest Christian Church of England, the Glastonbury Cathedral today can be found in ruins. The Cathedral ruins are by far the best I have seen of historical England. You are able to wander around the lush fields of the Cathedral and view the ruins closely. By standing at the base of the Cathedral, you can imagine how glorious it must have been. In addition to the Cathedral Ruins, you are also able to see the final resting place of King Arthur and Guinevere. Marked by a honorary plaque, it is not difficult to find the final resting place of these historical figures. Also found on the grounds are the Abbott's Kitchen, a perfect example of a medieval kitchen. Daily demonstrations o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2007

Glastonbury Abbey
Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street
Glastonbury, England BA6 9EL
+44 (1458) 832267