Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset

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  • Glastonbury Abbey is a ruined monastery situated in the town of Glastonbury in Somerset.

    First founded in the 7th century and expanded in the 10th century, the Abbey was destroyed by fire in 1184 and subsequently rebuilt. It went onto become one of the richest and most powerful monasteries in medieval England. The last abbot, Richard Whiting, was executed as a traitor in 1539 following the dissolution of the monasteries during King Henry VIII’s reign.

    Today the Abbey ruins are open to the public and are a popular tourist attraction due, amongst other things, to the association Glastonbury has with the Arthurian legend. Medieval monks promoted the idea that Glastonbury was the setting for Avalon and that King Arthur and Queen Guinevere could be buried here.

    The Abbey and its grounds are open all year round.

  • Glastonbury Abbey 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Wednesday, with temperatures bottoming out at 13°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Breezy starting in the evening and light rain overnight.
     
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       71%  53%   8 mph
      7:43 am    6:09 pm
    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       93%  70%   20 mph
      7:45 am    6:07 pm

    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Breezy until afternoon and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       52%  71%   18 mph
      7:47 am    6:05 pm
    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       69%  98%   13 mph
      7:49 am    6:03 pm

    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       39%  98%   14 mph
      7:50 am    6:01 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       47%  95%   7 mph
      7:52 am    5:59 pm

    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       41%  84%   8 mph
      7:54 am    5:57 pm
    Friday, Oct 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       54%  73%   8 mph
      7:56 am    5:55 pm

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