Somerset Coat of Arms

PLACES TO VISIT WITHIN GLASTONBURY

The Abbey

Cradle of
Christianity in England since AD63 when the first church was built on the site

Chalice Well

Magical spring and
gardens with holy thorn trees, said to have been sprouted from Joseph of
Aramatheas staff.

The Tor


Prominent hill
overlooking the Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury and the Somerset Levels with the 14
th
century St. Michaels Tower on its summit.

Rural Life
Museum


14 century Abbey
Barn is the centrepiece of the museum.

Social and domestic life of Victorian Somerset.

Nearby

Clarks Shopping Village

1 mile from Glastonbury. Opened in 1993 in collaboration with C &
J Clark the shoe manufacturers on whose land the complex stands.

City of Wells

Cathedral of St.
Andrew and the moated Bishops Palace lie at the heart
of the medieval city.

Wookey
Hole
Caves


Archaeologists’
finds indicate 50,000 history of the caves being lived in by men and animals

Within 1 hour

Bristol

Clifton Bridge, SS Great
Britain, Bristol Zoo, Cribbs Causeway, (large shopping complex)

Cheddar Gorge

Caves and
Gorge.
Houses Cheddar Man which is Britain’s
oldest complete skeleton.

City of Bath

Hot Springs, Roman Baths,
Abbey and Georgian Stone Crescents, American Museum

Dunster

Dunster Castle
recorded
in the Doomsday Book.
Lovely village,
steam train to Minehead which is close by.

Exmoor
National Park

Open moors and
wooded valleys.

FleetAirMuseum

Yeovilton – Europe’s largest Naval Aviation museum. Concorde 002 second prototype on permanent
display.

HestercombeGardens


Restored
gardens.
Original creators, Sr. Edwin
Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.

Longleat

Widely regarded as
one best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain.

Safari Park –
opened in 1966 first location outside Africa
to provide an open drive through safari park.

Within one hour cont’d

National Trust
Houses & Gardens

Lytes Cary, Barrington Court,
Montacute, Stourhead, Tintinhull, Tyntesfield.

Haynes Motor
Museum

The UK’s
largest Museum exhibition of classic cars from around the world.

Sherborne

Thomas Hardy
country.
Abundance of beautiful medieval
buildings.

Somerset Wildlife Reserves

Unique insights of
the Somerset levels and moors flora and fauna.

Stonehenge


Druid circle of
standing stones.
Estimated age 3100BC

By the Sea

Lyme Regis

Favourite of Queen
Victoria.
Jurassic coast with unique harbour featured in

the motion picture The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

Sidmouth

Regency seaside
resort.
Jacobs ladder, beautiful cliff
top gardens.

West
Bay&
Bridport

Gateway to the
Jurassic coast.

Weston Super Mare


Victorian seaside resort, donkey rides, fun of the fair.

Within 2 hours

Avebury Stone Circle

One of Europe’s largest prehistoric stone circles surrounds the
village.

Eden Project

St. Austell, Cornwall. Built into
disused
china clay quarry. Huge biomes
house trees and plants from all continents of the world.

Tintagel

Legend of King
Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

Wild Cornish cliffs, rugged scenery.

Local Events

Royal Bath & West Showground

Events held
throughout the year

Glastonbury Festival – June




( We
do get the odd bit of rain down here!!!! )

The festival is the largest Greenfield
music and Performing Arts festival in

the world. Three day event.

Glastonbury Abbey Musical Extravaganza

Held in August,
three open air concerts held over three days.

Somerset Guy Fawkes Illuminated Carnival - November also see Glastonbury
Carnival

The carnivals in Somerset
date back 400
years.
Modern day carnivals have the
longest illuminated carnivals in the world.