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Places to visit in and around Glastonbury

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey was founded in the seventh century and extended by Dunstan who became Archbishop of Canterbury in 961.  The abbey finally succumbed to downfall during Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries between 1536 and 1541.

http://www.glastonburyabbey.com/

Challice Well

Challice Well

Challice Well is one of Great Britains oldest wells, people have visited this well for thousands of years.  It is a Holy Well and said to be where Joseph of Arimethea washed the cup used at the last supper.

http://www.chalicewell.org.uk/

West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway

The Railway runs from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead on an old branch line.  The trip takes you through the rolling quantock hills all the way to Minehead with stops along the way.  There is a stop at the famous town of Dunster with its fabulous castle.  Its a great day out for all the family and a reminder of the age of steam.

http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/

Longleat

Longleat

No visit to Somerset would be complete without a visit to the famous house and Safari Park of Longleat.  Go and pick up your "I've seen the Lions at Longleat" stickers!

http://www.longleat.co.uk/

Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Cheddar Gorge and Caves

Spectacular scenery and awesome caves await visitors to this local attraction.  Don't forget to pick up some of the worlds most famous cheese too!

http://www.cheddargorge.co.uk/explore

Wells and Wells Cathederal

Wells and Wells Cathederal

Wells is a short 7 mile drive or bus ride from Glastonbury.  Wells is a true medieval town with a famous and spectacular Cathederal which is a must see for visitors to this wonderful city.  Other attractions include The Bishops Palace, Vicars Close and the Market Place.

http://www.wellssomerset.com/

Kilver Court

Kilver Court

Kilver Court secret gardens are a stunning attraction and the previous home of the famous Mulberry Factory.  The gardens are beautiful and nestled below a stunning viaduct.  The destination now boasts true desinger outlet shopping and a fabulous restaurant.

http://www.kilvercourt.com/

 
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