{"LocationDetails":{"Id":541,"Name":"Glastonbury","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to\u0026nbsp;Glastonbury Holiday Cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s nowhere quite like the town of Glastonbury and the areas that surround it, and this is a region that has it all. \u0026nbsp;With historic attractions such as Glastonbury Abbey, iconic landmarks like Glastonbury Tor, and a place in the heart of UK spirituality, Glastonbury\u0026rsquo;s the kind of destination that has something for everyone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe name may hit the headlines every year when the world-famous Glastonbury Festival welcomes music lovers from all over the world, but the town behind the event makes a surprisingly peaceful resort to spend a few days seeing what there is to see. Whether you plan your Glastonbury holiday around long walks in the countryside, sampling foodie treats at the many markets or taking in the culture with a visit to some of the historic sites, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a warm welcome and a unique landscape.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to visit in Glastonbury\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eGlastonbury Abbey\u0026rsquo;s one of our favourite places to visit in Glastonbury, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great starting point if you\u0026rsquo;re not too familiar with the area\u0026rsquo;s history. One of the country\u0026rsquo;s earliest abbeys, Glastonbury\u0026rsquo;s rumoured to be the burial site of King Arthur, and with 36 acres of parkland it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect spot for a picnic.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNext, it\u0026rsquo;s Glastonbury Tor. Known for being one of the most sacred spiritual sites in the whole of the country, the tor offers beautiful views across the Somerset Levels, and all the way to Dorset, Wales and Wiltshire. \u0026nbsp;It still has a firm place in the hearts of pagans, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the most popular spots for a walk during a Glastonbury holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust between Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill, you\u0026rsquo;ll find another of the area\u0026rsquo;s sacred sites. Known as a peaceful place of time out and healing, it makes a lovely place to spend time no matter what your beliefs. The well sits surrounded by gardens and orchards, and its welcomed people keen to drink its waters for over two thousand years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Glastonbury\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePart of Glastonbury\u0026rsquo;s charm is that it has more myths and legends attached to its name than you\u0026rsquo;ll ever have time to explore\u0026hellip;so it\u0026rsquo;s a good thing that there are some fantastic tours available to help you experience the town without missing a thing. Whether you want to tour Glastonbury Tor and hear its long (and sometimes uncomfortable!) history while you\u0026rsquo;re there, or you want to hear more about the area\u0026rsquo;s place in paganism and visit some of its most sacred sites, you\u0026rsquo;ll find a tour ready to take you on your way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re keen to go all out, the Tours of the Tor are the perfect way to embrace the spiritual side of Glastonbury and walk the footsteps of the pilgrims its attracted over the centuries. \u0026nbsp;The team know the area like the backs of their hands, and they\u0026rsquo;ll bring every legend to life as they show you some of Glastonbury\u0026rsquo;s most important spiritual sites.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe mentioned Glastonbury Tor, and we have to say that if there\u0026rsquo;s one thing you get to do during your holiday in the area, it should be to walk to this landmark. If you fancy wandering from the town centre and up to the tor, we\u0026rsquo;d recommend leaving yourself some time just to sit for awhile and enjoy the views\u0026hellip;because they\u0026rsquo;re stunning.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor those times during your holiday when you\u0026rsquo;re just in the mood to sample some of the local produce and browse the wares of the region\u0026rsquo;s farmers, the local farmers market takes place on the fourth Saturday of every month. 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These legendary show caves are home to a mysterious underground river, rumours of a witch and a fascinating history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOK, so Wookey Hole Caves aren\u0026rsquo;t quite a Weston-super-Mare family attraction, but they\u0026rsquo;re just a 40 minute drive away and well worth the journey. The caves have a human history that goes back more than 50,000 years, and if you believe the legends you\u0026#39;ll see the Witch\u0026#39;s kitchen, which was once home to a witch in the Dark Ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen anything went awry in the nearby village the witch was held accountable and the locals eventually sent a daring monk inside to help them. It\u0026#39;s said that the pair began a battle of wills, before the monk blessed the water and threw it over the witch - immediately turning her to stone. Don\u0026#39;t believe us? 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Whether you visit for a quick look around and the information you need to start exploring Glastonbury or to take your time and enjoy the museum, the building has all the original charm of a medieval house.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you stand outside and look at the house you\u0026rsquo;ll notice joints in the masonry where the building\u0026rsquo;s fa\u0026ccedil;ade was replaced during the 16\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century, but step inside and you\u0026rsquo;ll find everything much as it was in its heyday. The front door connects to the pretty little courtyard to the rear of the building with one passageway and you can still see the arched fireplace in the front room. Look to its edges and you\u0026rsquo;ll see carvings either side of the fireplace that were etched in during the 16\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century to look like folds of linen.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a building where you don\u0026rsquo;t have to look too closely to see the markings of the original features, and if you look up on the wall from the ground floor you can still see the markings left by the original medieval staircase, so the property brings Glastonbury\u0026rsquo;s past to life for its visitors as well as providing information on the attractions on offer today.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":51.1483,"LocationLongitude":-2.71695,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/05/Tudor Rose.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"somerset/glastonbury/glastonbury-tribunal","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/05/Tudor Rose.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Chalice Well and Gardens","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere are few places quite like The Chalice Well and Gardens and they\u0026rsquo;re home to one of the oldest wells in the whole of Britain. The gardens sit in the Vale of Avalon between Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill and they act as a peaceful sanctuary from the rest of the world and a quiet, healing space for all who visit them.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors have made their ways to this spot for more than two thousand years to take time out, reflect and find inner peace, and many leave having experienced the same today. The Chalice Well isn\u0026rsquo;t only ancient but it\u0026rsquo;s also one of the holiest in Britain and its waters flow continuously at one steady rate and remain at the same temperature throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo many, the waters are representative of Christ\u0026rsquo;s blood and were used to rinse the cup used by Joseph of Arimathea at the Last Supper. To others, the waters simply represent life as a gift from the Earth and the chance to kneel at the head of the well and sample its water is invaluable. 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Glastonbury Tor\u0026rsquo;s always had a firm place in the landscape\u0026rsquo;s history and has attracted more than its share of legend over the centuries - but that only makes a visit all the more interesting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eStand on the top of the hill and you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to see right across the famous Somerset Levels, all the way to Dorset and even Wales, and if you\u0026rsquo;d rather make your way by car than with a walk across the fields that surround it you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to park in the Draper are Co car park around two minutes away. If you\u0026rsquo;re taking your dog he\u0026rsquo;ll be welcome on his lead at nearby Barrow Mump and Collard Hill so you\u0026rsquo;ll be free to enjoy the scenery that envelops one of the country\u0026rsquo;s most famous tors with your best friend.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe tor may look serene but don\u0026rsquo;t be fooled \u0026ndash; it actually hides a murky past. Abbot Richard Whiting was executed on the hill at the command of Thomas Cromwell in 1549. 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With 36 quiet acres of parkland surrounding it, the abbey makes for a peaceful spot to spend time and explore the history that\u0026rsquo;s made the town famous, and as dogs are welcome throughout the grounds it\u0026rsquo;s also a nice place to enjoy a quiet walk.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo many, the romantic looking ruins mark the final resting place of the legendary King Arthur, and many make their way to the site because they believe the Holy Thorn tree originated from Joseph of Arimathea\u0026rsquo;s staff, but no matter what you believe about the sacredness of the area there\u0026rsquo;s one thing you can\u0026rsquo;t help but notice \u0026ndash; it\u0026rsquo;s beautiful.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe onsite museum is home to a model of the abbey as it\u0026rsquo;s thought to have looked in 1539 and it offers a fascinating glimpse into what life way once like at the abbey when it bustled with life and activity. 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The walk starts outside Glastonbury Abbey and is marked by a series of pointers on the pavement along the route so it\u0026rsquo;s an easy one to follow and enables its walkers to take their time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the walk\u0026rsquo;s highlights is the George \u0026amp; 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\u0026rsquo;ll be able to see what\u0026rsquo;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\u0026rsquo;s house and the museum inside showcases some of the artefacts found in the Iron Age Glastonbury Lake Village.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Millennium Walk continues past Becketts Inn (once home to Glastonbury\u0026rsquo;s surgeons) and Chilkwell Street. 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Dogs are welcome, there\u0026rsquo;s a restaurant and they serve Real Ales so it\u0026rsquo;s a great find for those days when you just want to take some time out from exploring and settle down somewhere cosy.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re hoping to dine in the restaurant we\u0026rsquo;d suggest booking a table in advance as it tends to get busy and it specialises in classic English meals. The dishes are created using locally-grown produce wherever possible and it tastes even better on a warm day when you can dine outside in the patio area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe outside seating space is surrounded with a display of flowers and blooms so colourful that it has awards under its belt, and if you dine inside you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to cast your gaze over the artefacts and pictures that reflect the inn\u0026rsquo;s place in the town\u0026rsquo;s past. 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