Glastonbury Abbey

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  • Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery situated in the town of Glastonbury in Somerset.

    First founded in the 7th century and expanded in the 10th century, the Abbey was destroyed by fire in 1184 and subsequently rebuilt. It went onto become one of the richest and most powerful monasteries in medieval England. The last abbot, Richard Whiting, was executed as a traitor in 1539 following the dissolution of the monasteries during King Henry VIII’s reign.

    Today the Abbey ruins are open to the public and are a popular tourist attraction due, amongst other things, to the association Glastonbury has with the Arthurian legend. Medieval monks promoted the idea that Glastonbury was the setting for Avalon and that King Arthur and Queen Guinevere could be buried here.

    The Abbey and its grounds are open all year round, for details of events see www.glastonburyabbey.com

  • Glastonbury Abbey Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 18°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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    Sunday, May 28th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
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      5:06 am    9:13 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Light rain in the morning and overnight.
     
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      5:05 am    9:14 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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      5:04 am    9:15 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:02 am    9:17 pm

    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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      5:01 am    9:18 pm
    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
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