The Tor and The Well

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Tor from a distance

I arrived at Glastonbury and immediately i was aware of the giant hill with a huge tower on top, the glastonbury Tor. Finding your way there in the car isnt exactly hard, you just have to keep driving towards it until you get to the bottom of the hill and come unstuck. I was unable to find any parking for this place at all and drove round and round and in the end parked in one of the disabled bays which i shouldnt have done...but i was out of options. Alot of others had parked where double yellows hadnt been painted, so up on two wheels on dirt banks for many!

The tor's hill is a real hard one to climb, by the end i was panting like mad but its worth it for the amazing view at the top.

The Tor tower
Overlooking glastonbury and the surrounding world about 400 feet up is something you rarely experience in England unless your in a plane. Apparently the tower is all that remains of an old church, i presume the tower was left for a watch tower.

The Tors worth the visit, its a great place for a picnic on a journey.

The Chalice wells is at the bottom of the hill with the Tor. Again there is only parking for disabled people but there is a mueseum close by which you can park in. In all the pictures and hype on the net i was expecting the garden to be a little bigger but no doubt its still a good place to stop by and chill out.  Its about £3.50 for entry and your free to drink the water when you want to. Supposedly the water has healing qualities but i think its a bit far fetched. The water stays at a constant cool temperature, the water stains everything orange due to the amount of iron in the water which gives it a bloody taste. Im not sure if this is because theres iron ore in the hills or whether its just iron coming off the old pipes in the ground. Either way its refreshing but doesnt taste too great. Theres alot of benches to sit on and chill out but I expect in the summer it gets very packed due to its reputation.

 

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Tor from a distance
Tor from a distance
The Tor tower
The Tor tower
One of the fountains in the chalic…
One of the fountains in the chali…
The blood water at chalice well
The blood water at chalice well
122 km (76 miles) traveled
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photo by: Vikram