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Glastonbury

Abbey Gatehouse Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, United Kingdom

The Basics

Outside of festival season, most travelers opt to visit Glastonbury on a day trip from London. Day tours can be combined with other southwest England attractions such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stonehenge, Cheddar Gorge, or the Avebury stone circle. Glastonbury’s star attraction is medieval Glastonbury Abbey, founded in the seventh century and allegedly the burial site of King Arthur. Additional highlights include the 525-foot-high (160-meter-high) sacred hill of Glastonbury Tor, home to the ruins of St. Michael’s Church; the ancient Chalice Well; and the fascinating Somerset Rural Life Museum.

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Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
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Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
star-4.5
$208.08 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Amazing trip!
Best way to get a taste of the magical, mystical Avalon. Guide and driver excellent and accommodating. Best day trip from London who want experience the energy of this amazing area.
yoga_everhart, Jan 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in South West England

star-4
It was a nice tour with a very good...
Petra F, Jul 2016
Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
It was a nice tour with a very good guide, Tim. Due to traffic and time limits we couldn't see the Glastonbury Thor, and that's a big minus, because I was really looking for seeing Avalon
star-5
Wonderful!
517tamara, Nov 2019
Private Day Tour to Stonehenge and Glastonbury
I had a wonderful time on the tour. Oz was so personable and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend it.
star-5
It was amazing!
basselkhaled, Aug 2019
Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
I've always wanted to go to these amazing sites and I finally got the chance and what made it even more enjoyable was our lovely guide Jose ! He was very informative and funny as well his jokes were hilarious and he was very helpful ! The sites were fascinating! it was an incredible trip that I would definitely reccomend!
star-5
Amazing day!
danpendragon, Jul 2019
Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
Exactly what I was hoping this trip would be! Just the right amount of facts and myths, plus Tony our guide was great at pointing out where mystical energy could be felt. Would 100% do this tour again! A+
star-5
Great tour, I was the only one...
Kelly P, Apr 2017
3-Day Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Bath & the South West Coast Tour from London
Great tour, I was the only one booked but we still went. Hugh and Nick with Rabbies were both fantastic. Dartmoor was incredible.
star-4
The tour was really fun and well...
Matt A, Aug 2016
Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
The tour was really fun and well organized. Oz, our guide, was very knowledgeable and helpful. The one thing I would change is the sights in Glastonbury. We would have preferred to skip the Chalice Wells and hike up the Tor. Perhaps they could give people the option to do one or the other?
star-5
Ouen our tour driver was fantastic...
RobnVince, Oct 2012
3-Day Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Bath & the South West Coast Tour from London
Ouen our tour driver was fantastic and made the tour with his very informed explainations and Welsh humour. Touring in the smaller bus allowed us to travel down and into smaller areas where the bigger buses couldn't access. Beautiful scenery throughout and Bath was a highlight for us. We were well cared for and will travel with Rabbies again.
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Small group day trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
Tourist28162586958, May 2019
Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
We had an amazing tour with Christine. She did a phenomenal job with helping us see everything and keep everyone on track. Amazing trip!
star-5
A Wonderful Day with the Family!
jadadsanders, Sep 2019
Private Day Tour to Stonehenge and Glastonbury
Holy wow, we could not have had a better experience with this trip. Oz was a spectacular tour guide, arrived right on time and was incredibly knowledgeable in all aspects of British history and folklore, and very funny to boot. We spent about an hour and a half at Stonehenge, which was just perfect for the five of us in the group, and then had plenty of time to climb the Tor in Glastonbury and shop around the lovely little shops. Considering how long it takes to get to these places, I couldn't imagine trying to squeeze a third stop on the itinerary. We never felt rushed and were able to enjoy the whole day as a family. If, and when, we come back to London we will definitely look for Oz and any day trips he's hosting!
star-5
An incredible day!
angelab772018, Jul 2018
Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
David was a very knowledgeable driver/guide. We had an incredible day. I recommend this tour highly!
star-5
Really enjoyed this tour. The tour...
Thomas W, Jun 2015
Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
Really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide was very informative. Stonehenge was beautiful, of course, but Glastonbury and Avebury were well worth the trip.
star-4
Oz was a great guide - provided...
nicholanna, Oct 2015
Small-Group Day Trip to Stonehenge, Glastonbury, and Avebury from London
Oz was a great guide - provided excellent commentary on a wide variety of topics and sites. I would rather have had the chance to climb the Glastonbury Tor than go to Chalice Wells. Well-organized small group tour overall.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Glastonbury is easy to get around on foot, and most attractions are within easy walking distance.

  • Glastonbury is a great place to shop with numerous independent boutiques, artisan workshops, and art galleries.

  • Active types won’t want to miss the hike to the top of Glastonbury Tor—a trek of about 1 hour 45 minutes with spectacular views over the countryside.

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How to Get There

Glastonbury is located in Somerset in southwest England, approximately 130 miles (209 kilometers) west of London, a 3.5-hour drive. Trains from London Paddington run to Bristol, from where you can take a bus to Glastonbury (a total journey time of up to four hours). National Express have daily buses from London to Glastonbury (around four hours). To visit on a day trip, rent a car or join a tour.

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When to Get There

Held most years, the Glastonbury Festival usually takes place at the end of June and draws huge crowds—if you’re not attending the festival, it’s best to avoid visiting at this time. There’s plenty going on in town all year round, especially during the summer months and over Christmas. Time your visit for a Tuesday to attend the town’s popular markets.

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Glastonbury Festival

One of the world’s most legendary music festivals, the Glastonbury Festival was founded by Michael Eavis in 1970 and fast became one of England’s most important cultural events. The five-day festival features bands and artists from a wide range of genres, as well as theater, dance, comedy, and other performing arts, and various areas devoted to alternative and hippie culture. Up to 200,000 revelers attend the festival, and headliners have included Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Foo Fighters, the Rolling Stones, and Kanye West.

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