The ancient town of Glastonbury is shrouded in legend and myth. It reputedly hosts the first Christian Church, founded by Joseph of Arimathea, who is said to have buried the Holy Grail at the foot of Glastonbury Tor (a 526ft-high hill which still dominates the landscape today). According to Arthurian legend, Glastonbury, or the Isle of Avalon as it was formerly known, is the burial place of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere.
More recently, the town has become famous for its religious and cultural festivals and the music events, most notably held at Glastonbury Abbey and, of course, the world-famous Glastonbury Music Festival held just outside the town.
The town centre itself boasts many shops and restaurants - all with the unique style and atmosphere that is Glastonbury.
Please be aware that the hostel is adjoined to a busy pub, which regularly has live bands and djs, so it may be quite loud and lively from Thursday to Sunday!
Photographic ID is required for check in.
Over 18's only in dorms.
By Bus or Coach
Buses can be caught from the major towns and cities in the area. Telephone 01225 464446 for details.
Glastonbury Backpackers is 20 metres from the main coach stop.
The nearest junction on the M5 is 23, from there take the A39 to Glastonbury.
From Wells, Glastonbury is 6 miles south west on the A39.
Bath and Bristol are only an hour away from Glastonbury by car.
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