Glastonbury Abbey, lying in the heart of Glastonbury was once one of the greatest abbeys in the country.
The ruins of this abbey are on a grand scale and the grounds surrounding them provide a peaceful retreat from the hectic outside world. This is also the possible burial place of the legendary King Arthur. It is believed that the first church was erected on this site by the Saxons in the 7th century. Many further additions were added from the 10th to the 15th centuries until the reign of Henry VIII in the 16th century when virtually all monasteries, friaries and nunneries were destroyed in what was termed the Dissolution of the Monasteries. There is an excellent museum that charts the changing times of this site. Most images © Glastonbury Abbey.