Exploring the Ancient Isle of Glastonbury
A full day's tour of the sacred landscape of Glastonbury, the mystical Isle of Avalon. Walk in the footsteps of countless pilgrims - including Joseph of Arimathea. Visit Bride's Mound, Wearyall Hill, the White Spring, the Tor, the Glastonbury Thorn, and the 'goblin market' of the High St, with its many great shops and cafes. Options to visit Chalice Well, the Abbey, hold ceremony, attune to the sacred energies, and find healing & inspiration.
Pilgrim route to Bride's Mound/Beckery Chapel
Option: Abbey (extra for admission)
Back to High St
Lunch (not included)
Option: Chalice Well Gardens (extra for admission)
Option: Chalice Hill/Wick Hollow (free)
High Street - Glastonbury Experience
George & Pilgrim 13th Century Inn
(depends on fitness/mobility/interest of participants - plenty of chances to stop, but the more you want to see, the brisker it'll be).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: By Market Cross, bottom of the High Street - 5 mins from bus stops/Abbbey carpark (toilets). Alt. carpark behind High St (by Church).
End location: Market Cross &/or
George and Pilgrim 13th C pilgrim inn
Duration: 6 hours
7 hrs total including lunch. Start 10am - fin 5pm
Walking - some hills/muddy paths
An enchanting walking tour of Glastonbury, visiting key locations, with pointers for further options, eg museums, shops, events.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 GBP - Essential: money for lunch, snacks, drinks
Optional: entrance to Chalice Well, Abbey, shopping, cafes, therapies & tarot readings...
Glastonbury Abbey (entrance fee)
Glastonbury Museum - free
Lots of magical shops & cafes
Chalice Well Gardens (entrance fee)
Signed copies of books by author/guide
Walking tours preferred, though full license if driver required.
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I enjoyed hiking the countryside of Glastenbury with Kevan. He provided a lot of storytelling and history of the area which was very interesting and kept the hike energized in conversation.