The picturesque and historic town of Glastonbury has roots steeped in the myths and legends relating to its famous Tor, King Arthur, the Holy Grail and Joseph of Arimathea as well as being legendary in a more modern sense for lending its name to the internationally renowned Glastonbury Festival.
Evidence of early population can be found in neolithic times. Glastonbury Lake Village was an Iron Age settlement, close to the old course of the River Brue and in the winter the surrounding moors are often flooded, giving it an island appearance once more.
"New Age" beliefs became popularly associated with Glastonbury at the early 1900s and the area remains a leader in English alternative culture to this day.
Offering a cornucopia of mystical, religeous and historical sites of interest there is much to see and experience, interspersed with a variety of quirky and characterful cafes, pubs, hotels and restaurants in which to eat, drink and stay.