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Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Sue, Denise and I headed out for our tour bus that was to leave at 10am while Erika, Lindsay, Sally and Laura slowly got up to head off to Bath. Once we were on our way, it only took about 20 minutes to get to Glastonbury from Wells, very short trip! But then as we were all getting off the bus in front of Glastonbury Abbey, we had a surprise from our driver: he told us what time he was picking us up again, and that was all! We had no clue how to get up to the Tor, which many of us on the bus were there for.

So off we went to the Abbey gate and paid to get in for an hour tour of the ruins, hoping to get directions from the tour guide up to the Tor. The guide was very knowledgeable and told us a lot of what had gone on when the Abbey used to be in use.
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Then, when the tour was done, off he went back to his front desk as he was expecting another group and he seemed to be the only one manning things.

The three of us followed behind him after taking some pictures and got some vague directions on how to walk up to the Tor, assuming we didn't catch the bus that it seemed took you to the bottom of the hill. Ended up that by the time we got up to the place you're to get the bus, it had already gone. We decided to walk, and tried to follow the practically non-existant signs. Finally we got to a point where we could see the Tor clearly from a farm gate, but could go no further. We were running low on time to get back so we took pictures from there and walked back toward the Abbey.

We still had a little bit of time and decided to get some lunch as we were all hungry. I had the obligatory fish and chips, so very good when it's that fresh! Once we wolfed down our food and paid our bills, we quickly made our way back to where the bus was to get us, and then we were on our way back to Wells...
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Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Sign for the Lady Chapel
Sign for the Lady Chapel
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Monks kitchen at Glastonbury Abbey
Monk's kitchen at Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Sign indicating where King Arthur …
Sign indicating where King Arthur…
Inside the monks kitchen
Inside the monk's kitchen
Chimney in the monks kitchen
Chimney in the monk's kitchen
Inside the monks kitchen
Inside the monk's kitchen
Inside the monks kitchen
Inside the monk's kitchen
Inside the monks kitchen - list o…
Inside the monk's kitchen - list …
Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor
The town of Glastonbury, near the …
The town of Glastonbury, near the…
Entrance to the Abbey ruins
Entrance to the Abbey ruins
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photo by: Vikram