So here you are, contemplating a trip to Glastonbury, on your merry way, or already settled into your hotel room and wondering… “What now? What’s next? Where to first?”
I’ve put together a map with an overview of 14 of the most worth-it things to see and do in and around Glastonbury. Except for the Glastonbury Lake Village (#10) and the Glastonbury Festival (#2), everything else is kind of within walking distance, depending on how energetic you feel.
But, if you simply want to have a bit of peace and quiet, I suggest a leisurely walk along the beautiful River Brue. It runs through the heart of town and is a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of town.
If you’re keen to go to the Glastonbury Festival, then also read about “Pilton, UK: Unveiling It’s Magic”.
As you approach this magnificent structure, you can’t help but feel a sense of awe and anticipation. It’s like stepping into a portal that connects the present with the glorious past.
The Abbey Gatehouse is a symbolic threshold that holds the secrets of the abbey’s storied past. It was once part of a larger complex that encompassed the abbey’s administrative offices and living quarters. Imagine the bustling activity, the whispered conversations, and the echoes of prayers that resonated within these hallowed walls.
As you stand before the Abbey Gatehouse, take a moment to appreciate its architectural splendor. The intricate carvings, the imposing arches, and the weathered stone tell tales of craftsmanship and dedication. Close your eyes, and you can almost hear the echoes of footsteps, the chants of monks, and the whispers of visitors who came seeking enlightenment and spiritual solace.
While the abbey itself may lie in ruins today, the Abbey Gatehouse stands as a proud sentinel, a gateway to the abbey’s illustrious past. It serves as a reminder of the abbey’s significance as a center of spirituality, learning, and cultural heritage. As you pass through the gate, you become a part of this continuum, connecting with the pilgrims and seekers who have walked this path throughout the ages.
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Glastonbury and the Grail: Did Joseph of Arimathea Bring the Sacred Relic to Britain? By Justin E. Griffin.