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Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury: 12 reviews and 21 photos

  Towering achievement - well done! You made it!!
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      Towering achievement - well done! You made it!!
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      The sunlit surroundings
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Congratulations! You have made it up the Tor and your reward lies just ahead. Well, two rewards really. The first is the tower at the very summit, which you certainly couldn't clamber up when I last made it to the top. Nevertheless it is a majestic monument to lean against whilste taking a breather and it enables you to enjoy your second reward at your leisure ie the stunning 360 degree views of the landscape surrounding Glastonbury.

One further thing worth mentioning is the extra sport available to the ghost hunters amongst us. A number of spirits are said to traverse the Tor - be they fairy, Arthurian or Mediaeval. Top of the list must be poor Richard Whiting. last Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey and an annoyance to King Henry VIII. Sadly the wealth of the abbey was too good a thing for the King to resist and come the dissolution of the monasteries the Abbot's days were numbered. Richard was dragged on hurdles to the top of the Tor and hanged there along with a pair of priors. Frankly the King's men must have been jolly keen as there must have been plenty of level scaffold building ground back in Glastonbury. Hardly the way to round off a nice walk...

Address: Glastonbury - the highest bit!
Directions: Just follow the ley lines...

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  • Written Feb 11, 2007
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