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 – 26 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.