Thursday, July 12, 2012

Countryside Retreats in the UK: Glastonbury

When you first hear the word Glastonbury, most people envisage the massively popular Glastonbury festival that is held in the village of Pilton. If muddy fields and festival experience aren’t your bag, there’s lots more to this area that will appeal.

A perfect location for a weekend away this summer, Glastonbury and its surrounding areas are an ideal alternative to the rat race.

Notable for its links to Arthurian legend and the Holy Grail, give yourself plenty of time to explore all that it has to offer. Take your time ambling Glastonbury Tor – make sure to wrap up warm, it gets rather breezy at the top! Avoid the crowds by making an early start and be rewarded by absolutely spectacular views of the surroundings. Take some snaps of St Michael’s Tower – a roofless medieval church at the top of the Tor.

Explore the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey – a monastery founded in the 7th century. The whole area of Glastonbury was frequently linked with Arthurian legend, often believed to be Avalon, the land of the fairies. Excellent restoration efforts have been completed to try and maintain as much of this monument’s beauty as possible to ensure future visitors can explore and appreciate as much as possible.

Wander down Wellhouse Lane to the Chalice Well. Tranquil and beautiful, you can see why the area has remained sacred to Christians and Pagans alike. Sample the White Spring Well water to revitalise yourself and be at one with nature in this very special place. If you’re into meditation, take the opportunity to leave all your stresses behind.

After your day of discovery, Travelodge Glastonbury hotels would be a perfect place to relax and continue your voyage of tranquillity. With the attractions all within a mile of the hotel, you don’t need to travel far to rest well.


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