The Glastonbury Millennium Walk takes visitors on a wander through the ancient town and past the sites that tell the tale of its history. The walk starts outside Glastonbury Abbey and is marked by a series of pointers on the pavement along the route so it’s an easy one to follow and enables its walkers to take their time.
One of the walk’s highlights is the George & Pilgrims Inn which has been welcoming visitors to Glastonbury with a room and a drink since 1465. Look across the road from this spot and you’ll be able to see what’s left of a medieval house which stood on what was once the Norman market. Just along the High Street walkers will come across the Glastonbury Tourist Office within The Tribunal. The 600 year old Tribunal building is a former merchant’s house and the museum inside showcases some of the artefacts found in the Iron Age Glastonbury Lake Village.
The Millennium Walk continues past Becketts Inn (once home to Glastonbury’s surgeons) and Chilkwell Street. Walkers can walk around 300 yards up this cottage-lined street to reach Chalice Well Gardens. The well is believed to be the burial site of the chalice used by Joseph of Arimathea at the Last Supper and attracts visitors keen to enjoy its peaceful atmosphere.