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Glastonbury Shopping: 14 reviews and 21 photos

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One of the things I really love about Glastonbury is it's marvellous array of curious and quirky shops. Needless to say, much of what's sold isn't readily available on your local High Street (not unless the accursed Tescos has introduced a 'buy one get one free' offer on love potions) and each shop door brings a fresh opportunity for the visitor to experience unblemished delight or bemused cynicism...or quite possibly both at the same time. Some shops verge on the seedy, others on the gaudy, others can even exude a certain mysterious malice but this one has it just right. In my opinion it is, without doubt, the most enchanting shop in the village.

Doubtless this is down to the intriguing and artistic displays of handlabelled jars, packets and candles on offer. For there is something attractively alchemical about it all. Almost as if Boots the Chemist had been taken over and consumed by the Harry Potter franchise. It's all beautifully done and the scents and soft music that fill Star Child simply combine to make it a perfect package. I was also taken by the rather accurate description of my good and bad character traits on my starsign candle. Well, me and all the billion other Sagitarii on the planet!

Incense, herbs, infused teas, essential oils, gums and resins - it's all here. Also tinctures. Yes, tinctures. A favourite word of mine.

What to buy: Something that comes in jars.

What to pay: How much can you afford?

Address: The Court Yard,2-4 High Street,Glastonbury,BA6 9DU
Directions: Down an alleyway off the High Street
Phone: 01458 834663
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 11, 2007
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