Glastonbury england map. Glastonbury festival is a five day festival of contemporary performing arts that takes place near pilton somerset england. Since at least the 12th century the glastonbury area was frequently associated with the legend of king arthur a connection promoted by medieval monks who asserted that glastonbury was avalon. Wells cathedral officially the cathedral of st. These islands received the beams of light that is the holy precepts of christ the true sun as we know at the latter part of the reign of tiberius caesar in whose time this religion was propagated without impediment and death threatened to those who interfered with its professors.
The town of glastonbury stands on a peninsula in the somerset levels an area of wetlands 31 miles south of bristol in south west england. In addition to contemporary music the festival hosts dance comedy theatre circus cabaret and other arts. Our glastonbury hotel is located on the edge of glastonbury easy access to local attractions including clarks village glastonbury abbey and glastonbury tor. Dating primarily from the early 13th century wells cathedral is spectacular in its uniqueness and richness of decoration.
The area is dominated by the steep conical tor a prominent landmark rising island like from the surrounding level landscape. Andrew in wells is the glory of the small town of wells in somerset. What glastonbury offers those who move here or visit at length or frequently from more anonymous towns all over the uk and increasingly from all over the world is an opportunity for reinvention. Glastonbury is located on the banks of the connecticut river 7 miles 11 km southeast of hartford.
Chalice well is one of britains most ancient wells nestling in the vale of avalon between glastonbury tor chalice hill. Glastonbury abbey in somerset england glastonbury abbey was a rich and powerful monastery in glastonbury somerset england. The official name of uk is the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland with england occupies most of the island of great britain.