6 great things to do in Glastonbury

Glastonbury is known for its ancient, medieval sites, rich in myth and ledged. Just 3.5 miles from our holiday park, Glastonbury is a great place visit on your holiday in Somerset. There are so many great things to do in Glastonbury, you won’t know where to start!

Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury-Festival-events-old-oaks-holidaysGlastonbury is considered the UK’s biggest music festival attracts thousands to Glastonbury each year. The 5 day festival is described as “like going to another country; a thrilling cultural meltingpot and inspirational Brigadoon”. Our holiday park is ideally placed for those who want to stay somewhere nearby (just 6 miles away). The Festival is easily access via the shuttle bus which runs between the bus station in the centre of Glastonbury- just 3.5 miles away, and the festival.

Glastonbury tor

An isolated sandstone hill over the Somerset Levels. Glastonbury tor stands at 158 metres. The crown of the tor is the roofless St Michael’s Tower, the last fragment of a 15th century church which was torn down in the Dissolution of the Monasteries. The iconic hill has been a spiritual magnet for centuries, a beautiful place to walk, unwind and relax.

 

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Chalice Well

Also known as the red spring, the Chalice Well can be found at the foot of Glastonbury tor. The natural spring, surrounding gardens and orchards are a living sanctuary in which visitors experience the quiet healing of the sacred place. For over two thousand years this has been a place where people have gathered to find peace and inspiration.

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Glastonbury Abbey is now an impressive ruin, but you cannot overlook the breath-taking power that Glastonbury Abbey wielded in Medieval times. There is something for everyone to enjoy as you wander around the 36 acres of parkland. Visit the legendary burial place of Kind Arthur, explore the past with the costumed guides and if you get a little peckish head to the café where you can grab a bite to eat.

Ham Wall Nature Reserve

This nature reserve is teaming with wildlife- from rare species like water voles and otters to beautiful kingfishers. Ham wall nature reserve was designed to provide the best habitat possible for wetland species. There are 4 trails for you to explore an seek out as much wildlife as you can, guided tours available to show you the wildlife hotspots. You can pick up light refreshments from the welcome building or visit the Railway Inn, opposite the reserve car park, for a hearty meal after your day of adventure.

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Explore rural life from the 1800s onwards. Learn about the country’s heritage including landscape, food and farming, working life and rural crafts. Enjoy 5 farmhouse galleries then head outside to the farmyard and Orchard to see the sculptures and family trails which unfold the history of the site. The café is open all year for you to try some high-quality locally-sourced refreshments.

Our adults only holiday park is the perfect place to stay while you explore the west country. And, when you return from your adventures, say hello to award-winning holidays in a stunning setting. Our quiet park is the perfect place to relax, with panoramic views of the Mendip Hills, just a few miles from the vibrant town of Glastonbury. Whether you choose glamping, touring or camping, our park is the perfect for a tranquil break.

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