5 Beautiful Reasons to Visit Glastonbury
Even with the legendary Glastonbury Music Festival being delayed until 2021, there are so many parts of the historic and beautiful Somerset town that is worth organising a coach hire to Glastonbury with the experts at A-Class Coach Hire and their Covid-Safe socially distanced transportation.
From the sacred and historic abbey to the many nature preservations renowned for their beauty and verdant wildlife, Glastonbury is a town that ranks among the top staycation locations in the United Kingdom, ranking fourth in the Huffington Post’s list of “top trending Destinations”
With a town so surrounded by beauty, it is difficult to choose just five highlights. Here are some of the most beautiful and fascinating parts of a town gifted with beauty.
1: Historic Glastonbury Abbey
Glastonbury’s famous Abbey has existed since the 7th century and has endured as a landmark for over 1200 years and has achieved legendary status across the UK. Surrounded by acres of serene parks and scenery, the famous Abbey is, among other things, the home of King Arthur’s grave, has links to Joseph of Arimathea and is the site of the mythical Holy Thorn.
The Abbey has reopened recently after the lifting of restrictions due to the current circumstances and provides a safe tour through one of the most important landmarks in the UK.
2: Glastonbury Tor
Owned and taken care of by the National Trust, the Tor is the home to countless local myths and legends. From being the home of Gwyn ap Nudd, the Lord of the Underworld, to being the former home of a great three-dimensional labyrinth dedicated to an ancient British Goddess, to being the dwelling of the fairy folk, the Tor is said to be a holy hill that changes the perspective of those who climb it.
The Tor is always free to the public with a convenient car and coach park just two minutes walk away.
3: Tercentennial Labyrinth
In the shadow of the 15th Century Grade I listed Church of St John the Baptist, the Tercentennial Labyrinth began construction in 2002 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Glastonbury being a town. In every respect it was a meaningful landmark to the community spirit of Glastonbury; the blue lias stone that formed the path was a stone local to the Glastonbury Tor, a local builder supervised the construction of the trenches, which were dug by students of the local St Dunstan’s school and helped by other members of the community.
The Labyrinth is free to the public whenever the Church is open.
4: Rural Life Museum
Somerset Rural Life Museum is a vivid exploration of the rural heritage of Glastonbury and nearby Somerset, with exhibits detailing the landscape of the region, food, farming and working life, as well as rural crafts and arts from the 1800s onwards.
Due to the current circumstances, visiting is only available via advance booking.
5: Sweets Tea Room
The number of areas of natural beauty surrounding Glastonbury is amazing, from the Avalon Marshes to the nature reserves at Shapwick Heath, Shapwick Moor, Westhay Moor, Swell Wood, West Sedgemoor and many others. Between Shapwick and Westhay there is a perfectly located tea room serving a wonderful array of hot and cold drinks, cakes and home-cooked meals. It is an ideal pit-stop whilst exploring Glastonbury’s natural beauty.
If you are considering a coach hire to Glastonbury to take a look at this and the many other beautiful sights this incredible town has to offer, get in touch with A-Class Corporate today for a range of transport hire options suitable for all visitors.