The magical ruins, of this once greatest Abbey in England, are set in 36 acres of peaceful Somerset parkland. 2000 years of history and mystery can be found here – legend has it that King Arthur is buried here! From March to October, history is brought to life by our costumed guides who will tell you tales of the past and about the monks who live here. In winter and spring, the park is adorned with thousands of snowdrops, crocus, daffodils and bluebells; in autumn spectacular colour on our hundreds of trees.
Abbey Gatehouse, Magdelene Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9EL
The first church was built near the wells in 705 and the present Cathedral building was begun in 1180. It is one of the most impressive of the English cathedrals and has survived eight centuries with all its associated buildings still around it – the Chapter House, Vicar´s Hall, the cloisters and the unique Vicar´s Close, all treasures from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries. Today the Cathedral still dominates the attractive small city of Wells, in the heart of Somerset.
Cathedral Green, Wells, BA5 2UE
West Somerset Railway
A true country branch line of the old Great Western Railway is full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage which our line preserves. The historic steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, and the buildings of our ten unique stations linked by a twenty mile scenic journey will repay hours of exploration.
The Railway Station, Minehead, TA24 5BG
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