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Sculpture Trail in the Orchard

Sculpture Trail in the Orchard

Two dramatic stone heads rising up between the trees at Glastonbury Abbey's orchard will be just one of the sights greeting visitors this summer as part of an outdoor exhibition.  more

Added: 20th July 2014

Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza support acts announced

Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza support acts announced

Young singing sensation George Ezra and four-piece band, Wildflowers, are to be the support acts at the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2014, Festival founder Michael Eavis announced today.  more

Added: 15th July 2014

School's Out for Summer - plenty to do at the abbey

School's Out for Summer - plenty to do at the abbey

The abbey’s season of theatre, concerts and family-friendly events is in full swing and visitors will find more reason than ever to keep coming back as the attraction is open every day.  more

Added: 14th July 2014

Rain or Shine promises a ‘swashbuckling’ treat this summer!

Rain or Shine promises a ‘swashbuckling’ treat this summer!

Professional theatre company Rain or Shine, hailed by ‘The Stage’ as “one of the best companies touring open air theatre" are set to delight family audiences once again this summer with their new adaptation of Treasure Island bringing classical theatre into the heart of Glastonbury Abbey.  more

Added: 10th July 2014

Royal Visit

Royal Visit

HRH The Prince of Wales received a warm welcome at Glastonbury Abbey when he visited the county today - July 8.  more

Added: 8th July 2014

Glastonbury Abbey to welcome Royal Visitor

Glastonbury Abbey to welcome Royal Visitor

HRH The Prince of Wales is to visit Glastonbury Abbey, it has been announced.

His Royal Highness will visit the Somerset landmark on July 8.  more

Added: 2nd July 2014

Summer exhibition

Summer exhibition

An exhibition of letter cutting and stone carving by two Somerset artists has gone on show at Glastonbury Abbey for the summer.John Rowlands-Pritchard and Kate Semple are combining their skills and drawing inspiration from the abbey ruins to produce a joint exhibition, entitled Stone and Scribe.

It will take place at the historic site until Sunday, September 28.  more

Added: 15th June 2014

Disruption to normal visitor services

Disruption to normal visitor services

Glastonbury Abbey is a popular venue for many different activities. As such please be advised of the following changes to our normal service levels throughout the summer.  more

Added: 6th June 2014

Watch conservation in action at Glastonbury Abbey

Watch conservation in action at Glastonbury Abbey

Visitors to Glastonbury Abbey will be able to see the second phase of conservation work in action this summer on the Lady Chapel, Crypt and Galilee.  more

Added: 5th June 2014

Summer Opening Hours

Summer Opening Hours

The abbey is open for longer from Sunday June 1.  more

Added: 28th May 2014

Discover what the monks ate at Glastonbury Abbey

Discover what the monks ate at Glastonbury Abbey

A conference exploring the medieval diet at Glastonbury Abbey is to be held next month as part of the celebrations surrounding the re-opening of the Abbot's Kitchen.

Tickets cost £20 with lunch, £18 concessions or £14 without lunch £12 concessions and are available from the Abbey Shop or via the website www.glastonburyabbey.com  more

Added: 23rd May 2014

Fun Dog Show to raise money for Appeal

Fun Dog Show to raise money for Appeal

The annual Dog Show will be raising money for the Abbey's Rescue Our Ruins Appeal  more

Added: 8th May 2014

Event tickets are on sale in the Abbey Shop

Event tickets are on sale in the Abbey Shop

We've a host of events taking place at the Abbey this year and you can buy tickets at our Gift Shop.  more

Added: 4th May 2014

The Abbot's Table

The Abbot's Table

A cook book to co-incide with the re-opening of the Abbey has been produced featuring recipes from celebrity chefs including Michelin starred Josh Eggleton, Tom Kerridge and Martin Blunos as well as Rick Stein, the Hairy Bikers, and Michael Caines.  more

Added: 16th April 2014

Taking a Leap for Abbey Appeal

Taking a Leap for Abbey Appeal

Senior Retail Assistant Kath Brooks is planning to skydive to boost Glastonbury Abbey's Rescue Our Ruins Appeal.  more

Added: 7th April 2014

Abbot's Kitchen Re-opens

Abbot's Kitchen Re-opens

The medieval 14th century Abbot's Kitchen is to re-open to the public on April 4th after major conservation work.  more

Added: 2nd April 2014

Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2014

Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2014

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will perform in the spectacular grounds of Glastonbury Abbey in August, Festival founder Michael Eavis announced today.  more

Added: 9th January 2014