Sunday 9th May 2021.
When you hear the name Glastonbury, some people will immediately think of Glastonbury Festival and others will think of a town with mystical connections. Well the Festival isn’t held in the town of Glastonbury (plus Covid has cancelled it for this year) so today we explored the mystical and historical town.
As you can see there are colourful buildings in the town, many of them selling items to do with magic, spiritual well being, ethnic artefacts and clothes , eco food shops etc. I suppose you would describe it as a mix between hippy and new age, there are many people dressed in this colourful fashion which certainly contrasts to the Steam Punk and Goth out fits we recently saw in Whitby.
Of course the town is steeped in history and we took the opportunity to visit the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey ( today’s entry fee reduced to £5 a head) the ruins are in 36 acres of grounds and are well worth a visit. Glastonbury Abbey was a monastery founded in the 7th century and enlarged in the 10th century, by the 14th century it was one of the richest and most powerful monasteries in England. From at least the 12th century the Glastonbury area has been associated with the legend of King Arthur.
The weather has been kind to us today far warmer than yesterday, the wind has eased and apart from a light shower, early evening, dry.