Cottages in Glastonbury
Glastonbury is famous for its 5 day festival of contemporary music with dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret, and other arts. The Glastonbury Tor rises dramatically from the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels, close to the town of Glastonbury, to a height of 158 metres. The Tor is topped by the tower of a ruined 15th-century church (St Michael's). The hill and its approaches are owned by the National Trust, and offer free public access, but visitors are advised to walk there from the town centre, or to take the 'Tor Bus', due to parking restrictions around the site. Views from the summit are stunning in all directions - north to Wells, the Mendips and the Bristol Channel; east to Shepton Mallet and Wiltshire; south to the Polden Hills, west to the Quantocks and Exmoor. The town and surrounding villages are renowned for their mystic and celtic traditions. The legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table abound and it is believed that King Arthur lived in this area of Somerset with King Arthurs grave located in Glastonbury Abbey grounds.