VISIT GLASTONBURY, ITS ABBEY AND THE TOR AND HEAR ABOUT THE TOWN'S LEGENDS AND MYTHS
GLASTONBURY TOUR OVERVIEW
Private tour from Bath, departing 1:30pm. During winter the tour departs at 8:30am.
Glastonbury is steeped in history and is famous for its legends relating to King Arthur and Jesus. Today it is a popular place for New Age Spiritualists and is known for its unique set of shops.
Your private guided tour around the town includes a tour of the picturesque ruins of Glastonbury Abbey - once one of the richest abbeys in the country and said to be the burial place of King Arthur. During the walking tour I will tell you about the interesting myths and legends surrounding Glastonbury.
You will have the option to climb the hill to the Glastonbury Tor where you will be rewarded with panoramic views or alternatively spend more time browsing some of Glastonbury's unique and unusual shops.
Tour price depends on the number of people in your group (maximum 6 people - reduced to 5 people in 2020). Please select the number of people in the calendar to show the price. Price includes admission into the Glastonbury Abbey.
To book the tour please use the calendar. For more information on the tour please read on...
Whilst COVID-19 guidelines are in place, face-coverings are required to be worn inside the vehicle (but not during the walking tour). I will supply disposable face-masks for the vehicle should you not have your own face-covering. To support COVID-19 guidelines the maximum number of people that you can book this tour for is 5 people.
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GLASTONBURY TOUR DESCRIPTION
I will collect you and drive you to Glastonbury approximately 1 hour from Bath. Walking through the centre of Glastonbury I will show you the Glastonbury Thorn and explain about its interesting legend. Every Christmas a flowering sprig from the Glastonbury Thorn is sent to the Queen.
We will visit the picturesque ruins and gardens of Glastonbury Abbey. The abbey claimed it was built on the site of the earliest Christian monastic site in Britain and went on to become one of the wealthiest abbeys in the country. Monks found, what they claimed to be, the grave of King Arthur and Guinevere in the grounds of the abbey. During the Medieval Times the abbey was a popular pilgrimage destination as people came to see the grave and the many holy relics of saints that were kept at the abbey.
After visiting the abbey you will have the option to climb to the Glastonbury Tor or spend more time in the centre visiting some of Glastonbury's unique and unusual shops. There are shops where you can buy minerals, crystals, goods relating to the Vikings, art, spiritual and magical items and much more!
The Glastonbury Tor is one of the most famous landmarks in the region and like the abbey it is steeped in legends. If you decide to visit the Tor I will show you the location of the White and Red Springs which are said to have healing properties. The walk from the bottom of the hill to the top of the hill where the Tor is located takes approximately 20 minutes depending on your fitness. There are around 260 steps and so it is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties. From the top you will be rewarded with panoramic views and I will explain about the legends behind the Tor.
After the tour I will drive you back to Bath, arriving around 6:30pm depending on traffic (during winter this tour is operated in the morning so you will arrive back in Bath around 1:30pm).
Pick-up is available from all Bath hotels and central locations in the city - such as the Bath Spa train station.
We do not visit the Chalice Well during the tour. If you are interested in visiting the Chalice Well (a popular place for meditation and quiet reflection) - please let me know. An additional charge will apply to pay for the entrance fee.
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We will be outdoors and exposed to the weather throughout the tour so please bring appropriate clothing.