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Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury

#1 of 116 in Parks in Somerset
Geologic Formation · Landmark
Glastonbury Tor stands as one of the UK's most spiritually and historically significant landmarks. Artifacts on this prominent hill date back to the Iron Age and Roman era, and the site makes appearances in Celtic mythology. Today the remains of a large 15th-century church tower help give the Tor its commanding presence over Glastonbury, while seven symmetrical and unexplained terraces lend it a sense of mystery. Head to the top of the hill for expansive views of the surrounding countryside, and enjoy a picnic when you return to the bottom. Follow the concrete path for a less steep route to the top that also helps prevent walker-induced erosion. Plan to visit Glastonbury Tor and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Glastonbury attractions using our Glastonbury trip planning app.
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  • A short climb to the top with great views on a fine day A centre for those that believe in the power of lay lines and for those that are New Age Worshipers Was interested to visit on the Solstice  more »
  • Glastonbury Tor is the highest hill (158 meters) for kilometers around Glastonbury. Tor comes from the old English word torr, meaning “a bare rock mass surmounted and surrounded by blocks and...  more »
  • Still a magical place
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