Glastonbury Abbey
Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EL Route Planner
The Green Guide

Useful information

Opening hours

Jun-Aug: 9am-8pm; Mar-May and Sep-Oct: 9am-6pm; Nov-Feb: 9am-4pm, last admission 30min before closing


The abbey is most probably Saxon in origin and is thought to date back to the 7C. It was rebuilt, extended and burned down, then restored in the 12C. The abbey had seigneurial rights and vast estates when it fell victim to Dissolution in 1539. After going through the Visitors' Centre dedicated to the abbey and the many legends surrounding it, you come to the ruins spread about on vast lawns, shaded by majestic trees. The kitchen building (14C) is the only part remaining intact.


  • Route from this place
  • Directions to this place
  • Route via this place
  • Nearby hotels
  • Nearby restaurants

Things to see and donearby

Where to sleepnearby

Where to eatnearby