Stylish self-catering holidays and short breaks in Somerset


For more myth and legend try Glastonbury

As the geography approaches the Somerset Levels a prominent hill rises form the plain and on top sits Glastonbury Tor, the ruined tower of a 12th Century Church.  In Glastonbury itself is the magnificent ruin of the Abbey eventually appropriated by Henry VIII.  Here are the graves of King Arthur and his Queen Guinevere; here is the thorn tree that grows from the staff of Joseph of Aramathea, a sprig of which graces the Christmas table of the Queen each year.  Here, it is said, is the Isle of Avalon, refuge of Arthur and the Knights of the round table.

Glastonbury Tor is a hill at Glastonbury, Somerset, England, which features the roofless St. Michael’s Tower. The site is managed by the National Trust.