Saturday, 19 October 2013

Passing Through Glastonbury

Andy and I did something unusual today, we went shopping for shoes.  Shoe shopping usually means a trip to Street and Clarks Village.  And that means you are only minutes away from GLASTONBURY .  Of course we had to make a quick stop there.
 
 
GLASTONBURY ABBEY is famous for being the reputed burial place of King Arthur, the chap who had the Knights of the Round Table.  I'd love to believe that story but probably it was made up by the monks to bring a steady income to the Abbey in the form of pilgrims.
 
 
Tourism has always been big business in Glastonbury.  This ancient inn is called The George and Pilgrim's Hotel.
 
 
The Abbey is the heart of the town but there are lots of strange and wonderful shops full of magical, mystical goods.  The most tempting shop for me was this bakery.
 
 
I find Glastonbury enchanting in many ways.  Most of all, I love the delicate details like this stone couple holding up the corner of a shop.
 
 
Today was a whistle stop tour of Glastonbury, just a little taste of this lovely town.  I promise one day I'll show you more.  For now let's just peak over the wall at the ancient Abbey.
 
 
Who knows, maybe the monks were telling the truth and Arthur really is resting just beyond these walls. 



8 comments:

  1. What lovely autumnal photos. It's a place I'd like to visit.

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    1. You must! Glastonbury is a fascinating place and very beautiful.

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  2. I really enjoyed this. Well....I enjoy all your posts. I love the way that you give just enough information to pique one's interest. I've only seen Glastonbury Tor from afar but now want to visit all of Glastonbury! I just checked Google maps and it's a 2-hour drive. I sense a roadtrip coming on soon. :-) Thanks, Debs! x

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    1. It's a gorgeous town. Be sure to visit the Abbey and the Abbey kitchen. It's a little jewel.

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  3. Really a fascinating place, Deb! I love it very much! And I like the thought that perhaps Arthur is resting there (the monks "caught" me... ) :-)
    Thanks for taking us with you on this walk.

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    1. I want Arthur to be there too. I love the legend and this beautiful little community.

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  4. Lovely post Debs - reminds me it has been some time since I walked up that Tor & enjoyed browsing - I must make time to visit it again after seeing your lovely photos!

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    1. It's such a charming town and the Abbey is wonderful. It's one of those places you can visit again and again.

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