"The Spirit of Glastonbury" Glastonbury by psychocy

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A Mystical Town

The small market town called Glastonbury may be the most mystical town in all Britain, with supposed connections to the Holy Grail, King Arthur, Merlin, Saint Patrick, and even Joseph of Arimethea. Even the geography is interesting as Glastonbury actually surrounds a former island in the Somerset Levels. If you believe the local lore this area was once known as the Isle of Avalon. Local sites of mythical proportions abound here - the Chalice Well where the Holy Grail may or may not lie, Glastonbury Abbey where King Arthur and his Queen may or may not be buried, and Glastonbury Tor where Merlin or other druids may or may not have practiced their religion are a few examples. The town is also home to music festivals, carnivals, various religious conferences, and many other events.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A must-see for Arthurian fanatics and spiritual people, peaceful, mystical.
  • Cons:Not much here for people uninterested in Arthurian or Pagan lore.
  • In a nutshell:As close to the legendary King Arthur as you can get.
  • Last visit to Glastonbury: May 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 29, 2006
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