Photography Walk: Glastonbury Abbey and Town
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Photography Walk: Glastonbury Abbey and Town

Photography Walk: Glastonbury Abbey and Town

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Glastonbury Abbey

Magdalene Street

Glastonbury

BA6 9EL

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Photography Walk: Glastonbury Town and Abbey (entrance fee included)

Glastonbury Abbey:

Glastonbury Abbey lies in the heart of Glastonbury Town and was once one of the greatest abbeys in the country. The ruins are on a grand scale and the grounds surrounding them provide a peaceful retreat from the hectic outside world. This is also the possible burial place of the legendary King Arthur. It is believed that the first church was erected on this site by the Saxons in the 7th century. Many further additions were added from the 10th to the 15th centuries until the reign of Henry VIII in the 16th century when virtually all monasteries, friaries and nunneries were destroyed in what was termed the Dissolution of the Monasteries

It also has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in Britain linked to Joseph of Arimathea and the burial place of King Arthur

Glastonbury Town:

Glastonbury has a unique flavour and character. Made famous by the nearby Glastonbury Festival at Piton it attracts visitors and pilgrims from all over the world. Historically, it was the site of a medieval abbey, significant because of traditions telling that Jesus and Joseph of Arimathaea came here and King Arthur and Guinevere were buried here. It was a sacred centre from the Megalithic period 4-5,000 years ago. It lies on the ancient 'Isle of Avalon', once surrounded by water and overlooked by the famous Glastonbury Tor. Nowadays it is a world-leading centre for the 'alternative' movement

The Walk:

Join me for a leisurely walk with your camera around this fabulous town

As we walk Graham will stop at intervals all the points of interest where we will pause to take some photos
Graham will offer advice on how to get the best shots. First we'll visit The Abbey (included in price) where a guide will share the history of the Abbey. We'll then have a look around the town and visit points of interest like the building which housed the old market stalls, the spot where people were betrothed in the 15th Century, one of the finest surviving medieval inns in the country, the Glastonbury mural and the Glastonbury Thorn, from which a branch decorates the Queen's Christmas breakfast table each year

Camera: any

Difficulty: Easy

Clothing: appropriate for the day

Any Q's: info@shutter-bugs.co.uk


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Glastonbury Abbey

Magdalene Street

Glastonbury

BA6 9EL

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