Mention the word Glastonbury and it instantly invokes thoughts of the iconic music festival that has been a mainstay of the county’s major events calendar for over 40 years.
However, there’s so much more to Glastonbury than just muddy fields and great music…
Old Oaks is located just 6 minutes’ drive from Glastonbury town centre – and we’d recommend all our guests spend some time here. It really is a truly unique and bohemian town with plenty on offer; a vibrant cafe culture, several pubs and restaurants and many quirky, independent shops. There’s also a busy weekly market (Tuesdays) and lots of local music, art and creative events, throughout the year.
Glastonbury Tor is regarded as a national icon and it’s base is just 3/4 mile from the campsite, while its’ Abbey is something of a national treasure. Glastonbury Abbey ruins are steeped in myth, magic and fascinating history, including links to King Arthur and Guinevere, the Lady of The Lake, Excalibur and Merlin. A great day out with a lake and beautiful grounds.
Visit the mysterious White Spring, the beautiful and sacred Chalice Well and Gardens or follow the fantastic new Glastonbury Mural Trail – over 50 (and growing) spectacular pieces of art located all around the town. There’s so much to see!
For these reasons, and many more besides, it’s easy to see why Glastonbury is such a draw for visitors – even those who have no interest in that rather big music festival! Take a look at just some of the many attractions and things to do here.
And what’s more, there are plenty of free days out in Glastonbury and Somerset.