Glastonbury Abbey is one of the earliest Abbeys in England and is an excellent day out in the heart of Glastonbury. You are able to take your dog (on a lead) and there are discounted family tickets available.
The Abbey is open all year round (except for Christmas Day), offering 36 acres of gardens and lawn and the ancient ruins to explore. There is a visitor centre and many special events every year.
Costumed Guides can walk you among the ruins and give you a glimpse into the past with their colourful stories of life in the Abbey and the surrounding area.
You can become a member of the Abbey if you feel you will return throughout the year. Membership grants you access to the Abbey every day of the year apart from special events.
Glastonbury Abbey is accessed via Magdalene Street. There is a car park next to the Abbey and several other car parks near by.
To find out more about Glastonbury Abbey please visit www.glastonburyabbey.com
Other Places to Visit...
Shapwick Heath and Ham Wall are absolutely spectacular RSPB nature reserves and are only two of several in the area.
With hundreds of walks to choose from you could literally walk for weeks throughout Somerset. Locally you are particularly spoiled with walks that take you via the Tor, the many bird sanctuaries and the spectacular Somerset Levels.
Wells Cathedral attracts thousands of visitors a year and is an amazing day out for the whole family. You can hear the choir practise as well as explore the many rooms and walkways within the grounds. Also check out the Bishops Palace and the streets around the cathedral.