Good location - 20- 25 minute walk into Glastonbury. Tor visible in the distance and the path up not far away. We based ourselves here as it was just a short drive to the Bath & West Showground for the Motorhome Show on that weekend. Lovely cottage (No. 1) with decked seating area at the back and ...
Truly great place to stay. Estelle & Malcom (the owners) couldn't have been more welcoming, warm and friendly. The accommodation was immaculate, the bed incredibly comfy, the shower facilities were great and the breakfast was delicious and plentiful. If all that wasn't enough, the location was superb; ...
A lovely B&B run by Pearl and Duncan. They make you feel at home and are delightful. I’d stay there again in a heartbeat. Thanks you two.
Home atmosphere..come and go as i liked..lovely owner couple very helpfull
Great stay lovely & sacred place cozy great breakfast
Huge, bright, beautifully decorated double bedroom a nice space to relax and have a perfect nights sleep
Love the location. Easy walk to everything. Charming place and very friendly and accommodating owner. Bed was so comfortable!
Liked the historical aspects and the location was perfect.
The most famous landmark in Somerset, and indeed in the whole of the West Country, Glastonbury Tor can be seen for many miles around and occupies a unique place in the legendary life of the nation. Based at a B&B or guesthouse in Glastonbury, or in any Somerset hotel in the region, be sure to visit this famous hill and enjoy the magnificent view from its summit.
Glastonbury Tor may offer remarkable views of the Somerset countryside, but it's the hill's spiritual significance that pulls in the sightseers from here and abroad. Its deep religious connections go back to early Christian and Pagan times, and there has been a settlement or building of some kind here for many centuries. Today, the hill is crowned with the ruins of a medieval church, and there is documented evidence of earlier churches there. In the 10th century the top of the Tor was flattened so that a solid stone church could be constructed, and in 1275 that same church was demolished by an earthquake. In 1323 a smaller church was constructed but this went the way of Glastonbury Abbey in about 1540, during the Dissolution. Only this tower remains after the site was plundered for centuries for stone to use in other buildings nearby.
The Tor's conical shape is purely natural, and in fact several thousand years ago it was a separate island. All around it, until modern drainage technology was introduced, the Somerset Levels would have flooded every winter and the Tor would tower over the area like a lone beacon. It has always been useful as a landmark and that property would have been particularly useful in medieval times. The terracing which you can see today when you pay the Tor a visit from your Somerset guesthouse or hotel dates to the Neolithic, at about the same time as Stonehenge was being erected. It might have formed a type of maze to guide pilgrims up the hill. Whatever its function, Glastonbury Tor radiates positive vibes in all directions to this day.
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