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Glastonbury, Somerset
UK

Glastonbury, Somerset, UK.
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Glastonbury, Somerset the city of legends, history, magic and pilgrimage - think of Jesus’ “father”, King Arthur, Guinevere, St. David and St. Patrick just for starters. There are legends of “The Isle of Avalon” as the place of the dead dating back to before the recording of history. It is a place of a sacred burial grounds and a druid college. Legends tell of the arrival of Joseph of Arimathea after the crucifixion of Jesus (that must have been quite some journey.) Early in the last millennium, the Benedictine monks built the great Abbey of Glaston that dominated the town. Glastonbury has been a great centre of pilgrimage since the 16th century.

Today, Glastonbury has a good range of gay and lesbian hotels, inns, guesthouses and bed and breakfast accommodation. Add to this list the gay friendly hotels, inns guesthouses and bed and breakfast accommodation and there is plenty of choice, both on price and the amenities offered, for the most discerning gay and lesbian traveler.

There is much to see in Glastonbury. Glastonbury Abbey is set in the center of town. The site consists of forty acres of beautifully tended grounds, two duck ponds, an orchard, a circular walk and the Chalice Well. Many believe that the Holy Thorn tree originated from Joseph of Arimathea's staff. Others are convinced that King Arthur is buried in the Abbey beside his lovely wife Queen Guinevere.
Glastonbury Tor is a sacred site that can be seen from a great distance rising enigmatically above the flat Summerland meadows. There are many myths and legends associated with the Tor. It is reputed to be the home of Gwyn ap Nudd, the Lord of the Underworld, and a place where the fairy folk live. Over recent years there has been discussion about the significance of the terracing of the Tor suggesting there to be the remains of a great three-dimensional Neolithic labyrinth, a ceremonial way dedicated to the ancient British Goddess. There are also the two ancient oaks of Gog and Magog, believed to be the last remains of a Druidical avenue leading up to the Tor.

The Millennium Trail is a circular walking trail with information panels to help you explore more about the town and learn about its fascinating history and architectural heritage. They cover information about the Pump House built in 1752 to cater for the thousands of visitors who flocked to drink the Chalice well water, to St. John's Church Tower, built in the late 1400s.

So for the gay and lesbian traveler excited by the myths and legends of Britain, Glastonbury, Somerset has many magical qualities. This ancient town is also home to some great local pubs, eclectic restaurants, cafés and tea houses, antiques shops, book stores and all manner of things that one associates with English country living.

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