Glastonbury is a small town in Somerset that is home to many legends that have given rise to its popularity as a ‘new age’ destination. Various myths include Glastonbury as the final resting place for King Arthur and the Holy Grail.
There’s a lot to see for such a small town including Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury Tor and the Chalice Well.
As well as all these attractions, Glastonbury is best known for the legendary Glastonbury Festival, which can be best described as Britain’s original rock festival.
Glastonbury is a very popular destination for those who hold ‘new age’ beliefs and the town is full of shops selling items such as magical crystals, jewellery with pagan symbolism and books about spirituality.
Glastonbury is less than 1.5km (1 mile) from the neighbouring village of Street, which is actually larger than Glastonbury even though it is only considered a village. Home to the Clarks shoe company, Street is a lovely spot that doesn’t get many visitors in comparison to its more well-known neighbour and most people who do come here, come for the large Clarks Village outlet shopping centre.
The 376 Mendip Xplorer bus route connects Glastonbury and Street with Bristol with services running every half hour via Wells. Running less regularly, bus route 29 connects Glastonbury and Street with Taunton and bus 75 goes to Bridgwater.