Thought to be the infamous 'Avalon' and resting place of the legendary King Arthur and his wife Guinevere, Glastonbury has much more to offer up than just the yearly Festival which attracts up to 150,000 revelers.

Soaked in history, myth and legend, Glastonbury attracts thousands of people to its doors to bask upon the remains and ruins of the once glorious Glastonbury Abbey and the Glastonbury Tor, which is home to the remains of St. Michael's Church. The sight of the Tor has been linked to the legend of Avalon since the alleged discovery of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere's neatly labeled coffins in 1191, with the legendary hero King Arthur. Modern archaeology has since revealed a fort, dated to the 5th century.

The remains of the Abbey and the Lady Chapel are particularly well preserved. Other areas of interest include St. John's Church, the Chalice Well and the historic George and Pilgrims Inn, built to accommodate visitors to the abbey.

Glastonbury does not have a train station, so you will need to first catch a direct train from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and then the 376 bus to Glastonbury. The train should take around 1hr 30 minutes and the bus should take around an hour. Direct trains from London to Bristol run every half hour on weekdays and Saturdays and hourly on Sundays

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BritRail Passes (All which include England)

Getting there:

RoutingHow long by train?
London - Bristol1hr 30mins

photo of ruins of glastonbury abbey