Travel Guide /

Glastonbury Travel Guide and Information.

Travel Guide :: England :: Southwest :: Somerset :: Glastonbury

Glastonbury

?And did those feet in ancient times Walk upon England's mountains green??
William Blake, "Jerusalem?


Glastonbury town is likely to capture your fancy whether you believe the legends that surround the place, remain cynical or haven't even heard them. If the locals in the town center are anything to go by, Glastonbury immediately makes its New Age sympathies clear. Apart from the weird and wackily dressed, there are plenty of mystical bookshops, new age craft shops, veggie cafes crammed together in a couple of colourful streets.

Glastonbury is a mystical town lying in the center of the Isle of Avalon, a region renowned for mystical events in the past. The region and the myth are closely associated with Christianity, as according to early Christian legend, it is said that Jesus visited the area when still a young man. The early Christians believed that Jesus had accompanied Joseph of Arimathea, a merchant and relative, on a visit to one of Joseph's lead mines in the Mendips area. The idea is entirely feasible but also covers a period of Christ's life to which there is no reference in the Bible.


Photos of Glastonbury

Glastonbury Photo

Glastonbury Photos (12)

Location of Glastonbury





Other Travel Guides

Torcross

The little, isolated village of Torcross lies just 8 miles from Dartmouth in a designated Area of Outstanding Beauty in South Hams. A unique spot, To ....

Read more

Lynton

Lynton, a popular Victorian resort sits above a gorge overlooking the sea. This isolated little village grew famous during the Napoleonic wars. With ....

Read more

Herne Bay

Herne Bay saw its heyday in the Victorian era when Londoners came here in droves in a fashionable search for refreshment from the sea air. Nowadays t ....

Read more