Local Area Information

Here are some of the local attractions that you can enjoy in and around Glastonbury:

Glastonbury Tor

525ft high offering spectacular views across three counties. Sacred since ancient times, it has been a place of Christian pilgrimage from the Middle Ages onward. St. Michael’s tower, on the summit, is all that remains of a 14th century church. Permanent access on foot only; park in town and walk or take the Tor Bus which operates between 1st April and 30th September. Glastonbury Tor Bus timetables available the Glastonbury TIC (9 High Street) and Street TIC (in Clarks Village).


Chalice Well Gardens

The Chalice Well Gardens is nestled at the foot of the Glastonbury Tor. With its ancient Holy Well, the visitor is offered an opportunity to slip into a world of tranquility where the intimacy of bird song intermingles with the sounds of tumbling spring water. You are invited to enjoy the colorful displays of the beautiful landscaped Gardens. The Well is known as a place of sanctity, healing and peace and welcomes visitors of all paths. Assistance and guide dogs welcome. Please call or visit the website for details of the programme of events.

01458 831154, info@chalicewell.org.uk, www.chalicewell.org.uk

Somerset Rural Life Museum

Visitors to Somerset Rural Life Museum can explore rural life from the 1800s onwards and discover more about the county’s heritage including its landscape, food and farming, working life and rural crafts.

The museum tells the story of Somerset’s rich rural and social history. Visitors can enjoy the five Farmhouse Galleries which explore the themes of ‘Creating’,‘Learning’, ‘Believing’, ‘Celebrating’ and ‘Remembering.’ In the large Farmyard Gallery the major themes are ‘Working Village’ and ‘Working the Land’.

The magnificent 14th-century Abbey Barn remains the centrepiece of the site, providing a unique and remarkable setting for exhibitions and events.

Outside spaces, including the Farmyard and the Orchard, contain sculpture and family trails that interpret the history of the site and its buildings.

The Farmyard Café will be open all year round at this family-friendly destination, offering high-quality locally-sourced food and drink.

A programme of seasonal events take place throughout the year.

Somerset Rural Life Museum reopened in June 2017 following a major £2.4 million redevelopment, led by the South West Heritage Trust.

01458 831197, county-museums@somerset.gov.uk, www.somerset.gov.uk/

Glastonbury Abbey

Romantic ruins and peaceful parkland. Snowdrops in Winter, daffodils in Spring, wildflowers in Summer and lots of Autumn tree colour. Costumed guides from March to October; family fun in the school holidays and many more events … and don’t forget our outdoor summer café! Lots to see and do all year round!

01458 832267 or 01458 836117, info@glastonburyabbey.com, www.glastonburyabbey.com/

Strode Theatre, Street

Strode Theatre is a live entertainment venue and cinema. Music, shows, talks and drama alternate with films from Britain and around the world, and – our latest programme addition – screenings of opera and ballet from the Royal Opera House. The Theatre bar opens one hour before shows and films and welcomes audiences and visitors. Free parking is available in the main Strode College car park close-by. There is wheelchair access to the foyer, bar and the auditorium and accessible toilet facilities. Go to www.strodetheatre.co.uk for full listings, details and online booking.

Wookey Hole

Britain’s most spectacular caves and over 20 fantastic attractions included in your visit, not forgetting the Magic Circus Show and the Witch!  NEW!  Wizard’s Play Castle, Season Ticket and Birthday Party packages. 58 bedroom hotel on site, with luxury Witch’s Hat Tower Suite and family rooms – special holiday packages available.  See our website for more detail.

01749 672243 or 01749 677749, witch@wookey.co.uk, www.wookey.co.uk/

Haynes International Motor Museum, Yeovil

The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK ’s largest exhibition of great cars from around the world.  A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50’s and 60’s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to exciting super cars of today, like the Jaguar XJ220. You can discover the world famous Red Room and a further 14 displays.
Complete your day out in the café, serving a variety of drinks and snacks; visit the gift shop whilst the children play on the auto game experience or in our soft play area.

01963 440804 & 01963 441004, museum@haynesmotormuseum.co.uk, www.haynesmotormuseum.com/


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One can only find one word to describe this House and it's "Magnificent". Absolutely love it here, been a great experience

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