Glastonbury has become known around the world for three things: the tor, the area’s spirituality and the iconic music festival. These three seemingly disparate strands are all linked, though, by a number of common factors. First, the spirituality which pervades the town centre extends beyond the witchcraft bookshops and throughout ‘Avalon’. These centre around the Tor, which has a long and rich Pagan history. Even those of a more pragmatic and logical bent have been known to take in the otherworldly spectre of Glastonbury.
Where views from the Tor are concerned, the Somerset Levels are an attraction in themselves, but going when “Glasto” is in full swing gives something altogether different. The event is, after all, widely touted as the “third biggest city in the South West” by population when in full swing.
England Culture & Tourism Route © Monika Simon Newbound 2020