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GLASTONBURY TOR

GLASTONBURY TOR
GLASTONBURY TOR

Glastonbury Tor is a magical place, with links to Celtic mythology and the legend of King Arthur. Some say this conical hill, rising from the Somerset levels, is the Isle of Avalon. Now topped with the roofless tower of 14th century St Michael's church, there is evidence of other structures on the site since at least the 5th century and it has been used by man since prehistoric times. The Tor has distinctive, but unexplained, terracing on it. The last abbot of Glastonbury Abbey and two of his fellow monks were executed on the summit in 1539.

Post code is approximate.  It is a walk to the top and there are no facilities.  Parking in Glastonbury, cross the A361 and follow the path from either Dod Lane or the bottom of Wellhouse Lane. You can take a circular route.

Region:
Location/Address: Near Glastonbury
County: Somerset
Post Code: BA6 8YA
Main Historic Period: Dark Ages
Link to featured article: A journey to Glastonbury Tor
Tip/Nearby: Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury Lake Village, Cadbury
Primary Management: National Trust
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