What To Expect, Briefing and Logistics
|Climbing Glastonbury Tor|
Glastonbury is a quirky, unique place to visit 3 hours drive west from London.
Its a compact town where everything worth seeing is within walking distance and it can easily occupy a full day of anybody's time.
One of the refreshing aspects of Glastonbury is that it is not over commercialised and very few large coaches visit.
The High Street has enough pubs and places to eat to satisfy most people's tastes.
|Myths and Legends|
|Getting To Glastonbury|
|Day Tours From London|
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Most memorable though will be the 'new age', mystic shops and the hippy like characters who have made Glastonbury their home.
It is a mystic, myth and legend backdrop that weaves its way through everything you will visit and see at Glastonbury. So we recommend you first read our Glastonbury Myths and Legends page which if read will give you a great advantage in making sense of getting the most out of a visit to Glastonbury.
OK, you've finished reading the Myths and Legends page?
Lets carry on then.
One of Glastonbury's claims is that it is perhaps the earliest Christian place in Britain. The Abbey which is in the centre of town is now a ruin, but a visit is still worthwhile - especially if you take advantage of one of the costumed tours that is included in your ticket price.
There is also a good exhibition/museum which will provide a formal briefing/background to Glastonbury.
Glastonbury Tor, a cone shaped hill on the outskirts of Glastonbury is a magnet for everybody to trek up its steep slopes for the fine views. Glastonbury Tor is completely open access.
As said above, Glastonbury is a long drive from London, by private car it will take around 3 hours. There are day tours from London though that operate several times a week by a couple of small group tour specialists. The large coach tour operators do not come to Glastonbury which only adds to its attraction.
International Friends King Arthur Tour - Glastonbury, Stonehenge and Avebury
- Entrance and tour of Stonehenge
- Glastonbury, entrance/tour to Glastonbury Abbey, Tor and Chalice Well Gardens
- Avebury stone circle and Silbury Hill
High quality tour in 16 seat luxury minibuses with pickups in the main hotel districts around 07:30 a.m. returning to London around 7 p.m.
Mid morning tour of Stonehenge is followed by lunch and early afternoon at Glastonbury with free time. A stop is made at Avebury henge on the return to London. Unlike Stonehenge, you can walk among and touch the stones at Avebury, it is totally open access.