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Exploring the Local Area

Things to do in Glastonbury and surrounding area

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Glastonbury & The Local Area

Carter’s Cottage, Silver Street is in the heart of Glastonbury town; because it is pedestrianised at one end there is little passing traffic. Glastonbury is the venue for many workshops, courses and conferences and has a number of Pubs and good places to eat. The Glastonbury Abbey ruins and the Chalice Well Gardens, are both within very easy walking distance from No.16, as is Glastonbury Tor.

Glastonbury and the Somerset Levels attract a large number of visitors. Westhay Nature reserve is an SSSI site, with bird-watching hides, and is about a 10 minute drive away. The Levels themselves attract watercolourists, artists and photographers, and the Mendip Hills are good for Walkers and Cavers (about 15 minutes away by car).

If you are staying a little longer, Glastonbury is a good base from which to visit various other attractions in the locality:

Wookey Hole caves are about a 15 minutes drive away, Montacute House about 40 minutes and the little City of Wells, with its Cathedral is about 10 minutes drive. The bus services to Bristol and Bath run hourly. Stonehenge, Avebury and Bath are within easy day-tripping distance.

THINGS TO DO

Glastonbury & The Local Area

  • Glastonbury Tor

  • Chalice Well Gardens, Glastonbury

  • Glastonbury Abbey

  • Westhay Nature Reserve

  • Somerset Levels

  • Wookey Hole Caves

  • Wells Cathedral

  • Montacute House

  • Hauser & Wirth Gallery, Bruton

  • Cheddar Gorge

  • Roman Baths, Bath

  • Stonehenge

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