Glastonbury, so much more than a festival site…

Although best known for its world-famous festival at Worthy Farm in June, Glastonbury isn’t just for music lovers. This charming Somerset town is a spiritual place to visit at any time of year, with its New Age culture, religious landmarks and quirky shops selling everything from healing crystals to organic beauty products.

One of its major attractions is Glastonbury Abbey, an early Christian site and the legendary burial place of King Arthur.

Climb Glastonbury Tor

Legend has it that this mystical hill with St Michael’s Tower sat on top of it was a gateway to the Kingdom of Avalon, the island featured in the King Arthur tales. The formation of the seven deep terraces on which the ruins of the tower stand remain unexplained to this day.

There’s something magical about this place, and the views from the top of the hill are spectacular.

Meditate next to the Chalice Well

Surrounded by divine gardens and orchards, this ancient well is a sacred place to find solace and inspiration. People have been gathering at this special spot for more than 2,000 years to drink the holy waters from the well. The sound of the water running through the garden is very soothing - you should feel properly relaxed after leaving here.

Looking for accommodation in Glastonbury? Travelodge Glastonbury Hotel is just outside the town. Travelodge Yeovil Podimore Hotel is about 9 miles away, handy if you want to explore further afield.