Glastonbury Tor is one of the country’s most spiritual sites, and if you make your way to the top of the hill you’ll be rewarded with views across Glastonbury and the rest of Somerset far below. Glastonbury Tor’s always had a firm place in the landscape’s history and has attracted more than its share of legend over the centuries - but that only makes a visit all the more interesting.
Stand on the top of the hill and you’ll be able to see right across the famous Somerset Levels, all the way to Dorset and even Wales, and if you’d rather make your way by car than with a walk across the fields that surround it you’ll be able to park in the Draper are Co car park around two minutes away. If you’re taking your dog he’ll be welcome on his lead at nearby Barrow Mump and Collard Hill so you’ll be free to enjoy the scenery that envelops one of the country’s most famous tors with your best friend.
The tor may look serene but don’t be fooled – it actually hides a murky past. Abbot Richard Whiting was executed on the hill at the command of Thomas Cromwell in 1549. The tor was once home to a pair of 15th century churches, although these days the only remains of them are those of one of the church towers.