A unique and fascinating place.
Glastonbury is a unique and fascinating place - a melting pot of widely diverging cultures, interests, beliefs, inspired by history, legend, music, spirituality and a search for personal growth. Glastonbury represents different things to different people, and draws visitors for many diverse reasons. Important features of Glastonbury include:
The Tor dominates the Glastonbury landscape and stands at 525 feet above sea level and is topped by the tower of the ruined church of St Michael, dating back to the 14th century. One of the nicest ways to spend a summer's evening is to climb Glastonbury Tor and watch the sun set over the Somerset Levels, with the glint of the sea in the distance, and the haunting sound of a didgeridoo echoing from the ruins of St Michael’s tower. Visit www.glastonburytor.org.uk for more information.
Chalice Well is one of the jewels of Glastonbury, nestling at the foot of Glastonbury Tor. Set amidst the most beautiful grounds and gardens, Chalice Well offers a delightful sanctuary for peaceful meditation, and is a place of spirituality, myth and healing. Legend has it that the Holy Grail is hidden in the well, with the blood of Christ giving rise to the red tinge of the well water. Visit www.chalicewell.org.uk for more information.
Glastonbury Music Scene
Glastonbury Festival is Europe's largest outdoor musical festival and is held every year on the last weekend in June. The Glastonbury Extravaganza is held every August in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey. Held over a weekend and comprising 2 separate concerts, the Extravaganza attracts a variety of world-class musicians. There is also a very active live music scene in the town with bands playing in local pubs and venues most weekends. Visit www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk and www.glastonburyextravaganza.com for more information.