centuries of history, legend and myth embedded in Glastonbury and the surrounding
area inspire all who visit this magical place. The famous Glastonbury Tor
can be seen for miles around and draws visitors with its strange magnetism.
Said to be on a powerful ley line of mystical energy, the exhilarating 500-ft
climb to the summit is rewarded with breathtaking views. The Chalice Well
at the foot of the Tor is thought to be of Druid origin and the spring well
blessed with healing powers.
A major centre of pilgrimage throughout the Middle Ages, the town of Glastonbury
was developed alongside the ancient Abbey which was built on the site of
the first Christian church in England. For visitors nowadays Glastonbury offers a warm welcome with good quality hotels , bed and breakfasts and self catering holiday cottages on offer. Glastonbury has many nice restaurants and absolutely fascinating shopping experiences.
Today the marvellous old ruins are surrounded by many other historic buildings
in the heart of the town, preserving the timeless medieval atmosphere of
Glastonbury as the 'holiest earthe in England'. The town still remains a centre of pilgrimage with the world renown Glastonbury Festival taking place most years at the nearby village of Pilton.
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