A hidden jewel in the heart of Somerset, Glastonbury Abbey is traditionally associated with the earliest days of Christianity in Britain and figures such as Joseph of Arimathea, St Patrick and St David. It is also the resting place for the legendary King Arthur.
Set in 36 acres of parkland in the middle of the town, the histories, mysteries and myths of Glastonbury Abbey define it as a place of extraordinary spiritual significance.
Open 364 days a year, welcoming dogs on short leads, with summer café, costumed guides, accredited museum and gift shop.
Events held all year - check the website for further information.
Sacred space, Archaeological site, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site
Last entry half an hour before closing
Closed only on Christmas day
The Gift Aid Admission price is £7.60 adult, £6.60 concession, £4.75 child five to 15, £19.60 family.
Groups £5.90 each with one free for every 10.
From March to October we have a team of Living History guides on site offering tours through the ruins to talk about pilgrimage and our connections to King Arthur. We offer an extensive range of support materials for schools of all types and the study of Saxon, Norman and Tudor History as well as pilgrimage and monasticism. A range of practical activities for primary schools is also on offer with advance booking.
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Coins and Medals
Night at the Abbey
- 9 September 2016 5:45-10pm
Our annual spectacle of light, music and colour in the abbey grounds. The ruins are illuminated with coloured lights as local musicians perform in areas across the site
Adult £5, child £2, season ticket holder £3 and family (2a 3c) £12
Hamlet - Festival Players Theatre Company
- 26 August 2016 6:30-10pm
The Festival Players have established themselves as one of our most popular touring Shakespeare companies and 2016 is set to be one of their best visits yet as they present Hamlet. An iconic play that needs no introduction, expect traditional costumes and a highly accomplished cast.
- Family friendly
Adult £14, Concession £12
Booking fee applies
The Abbey Gatehouse