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Top Choice Landmark in Glastonbury

Glastonbury Tor

Topped by the ruined, medieval Chapel of St Michael, the iconic hump of Glastonbury Tor is visible for miles around, and provides Somerset with one of its most unmistakable landmarks. It takes half an hour to walk u…
Top Choice Ruins in Glastonbury

Glastonbury Abbey

The scattered ruins of Glastonbury Abbey give little hint that this was once one of England's great seats of ecclesiastical power. It was torn down following Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in 1539, and …
Top Choice British in Glastonbury


Formerly a sheepskin factory, now a hip hang-out, at cavernous red-brick Bocabar a pan-global menu takes in mezze platters, fish stews, gourmet burgers and adventurous puddings. Live bands play several times a week,…
Top Choice Museum in Glastonbury

Lake Village Museum

The Lake Village Museum displays finds from a prehistoric bog village discovered in nearby Godney. The houses were clustered in about six groups and built from reeds, hazel and willow. It's thought they were occupie…
Music in Glastonbury

Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts

A majestic (and frequently mud-soaked) extravaganza of music, theatre, dance, cabaret, carnival, spirituality and general all-round weirdness that's been held on farmland in Pilton, just outside Glastonbury, since 1…
Pub in Glastonbury

George & Pilgrim

In hippy-chic Glastonbury a rarity: an ancient inn with one of the town's most authentically historic interiors – timbers, flagstones and all.
Gardens in Glastonbury

Chalice Well & Gardens

Shaded by yew trees and criss-crossed by quiet paths, the Chalice Well & Gardens have been sites of pilgrimage since the days of the Celts. The iron-red waters from the 800-year-old well are rumoured to have hea…
Vegetarian in Glastonbury

Rainbow's End

This psychedelic cafe sums up the Glastonbury spirit, with its all-veggie food, potted plants and mix-and-match furniture. Tuck into homity pie or a hot quiche, followed by scrumptious homemade cake. The vegan and g…
Bistro in Glastonbury

Hundred Monkeys Cafe

A buzzy bistro with handwritten blackboards and a fair-trade, local, seasonal, organic ethos that infuses the mezze platters, pasta dishes, curries and risottos – including plenty of gluten-free and vegan options. T…
Pub Food in Glastonbury

Who'd a Thought It Inn

In this pleasantly peculiar locals' pub vintage advertising signs sit beside an old red telephone box and an upside-down bike dangles from the ceiling. The food is solid pub fare – sausages, pies and steaks – but th…