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Countdown to the Extravaganza

Countdown to the Extravaganza

Festival founder Michael Eavis is pictured with Glastonbury Abbey director Janet Bell in the beautiful green grounds which will be transformed into a concert arena on Saturday night.  more

Added: 4th August 2015

Hopscotch returns to abbey for summer

Hopscotch returns to abbey for summer

“Monks” at Glastonbury Abbey are reviving a game last played in the grounds centuries ago to provide summer fun for children.  more

Added: 30th July 2015

Extravaganza - August 8

Extravaganza - August 8

The 19th Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza takes place on August 8  more

Added: 30th July 2015

Lady Chapel rededicated

Lady Chapel rededicated

The Bishop of Bath and Wells conducted a service of re-dedication for the historic Lady Chapel  more

Added: 28th July 2015

Fully booked: Free camping for the Extravaganza announced today

Fully booked: Free camping for the Extravaganza announced today

July 26: The Camp site is now full for this year

Free camping is to be available to those attending the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2015, Michael Eavis announced today.  more

Added: 11th July 2015

Summer fun at the abbey

Summer fun at the abbey

The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey have plenty of stories to tell – but this summer the grounds will be setting the scene for tales of a different variety.

Theatre companies from across the country will be performing in the atmospheric surroundings of the ancient site, while a series of open-air cinema screenings will offer film lovers the chance to watch some classics under the stars.  more

Added: 6th July 2015

Cycle Racks are officially opened

Cycle Racks are officially opened

Our cycle racks paid for thanks to the generosity of donors on a Crowdfunder appeal have been officially opened  more

Added: 7th June 2015

British Soul Legends to boost appeal

British Soul Legends to boost appeal

Soul legends of the 60s Chris Farlowe and Cliff Bennett will be appearing together on stage at the Glastonbury Abbey in an open air music concert to raise funds for its Rescue Our Ruins Appeal.  more

Added: 20th May 2015

From Russia With Love

From Russia With Love

Glastonbury Abbey hosted a high-level delegation from the Moscow Kremlin Museums.  more

Added: 18th May 2015

Emily Eavis and Owen Barry support Glastonbury Abbey

Emily Eavis and Owen Barry support Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Festival’s Emily Eavis has been talking locally made leather bags with Owen Barry’s Cindy Barnstable.

The company have been producing award winning leather handbags from their traditional workshops in Street since 1948. Their high quality goods are sold in some of the world's leading fashion houses.

“I’ve always been a fan of the Tanyard," says Emily Eavis. "When I visited I was blown away by the beautiful high quality, ethically sourced leather goods they were making. When Cindi asked me to design a bag for charity, I really was really excited! The leather is just beautiful and each part of it has been stitched by Somerset craftspeople. The trimmings are also from ethical and environmentally friendly sources close to home.

“And it's all in aid of Glastonbury Abbey which makes it all worth-while”  more

Added: 14th May 2015

Joan Armatrading to be special guest at Extravaganza

Joan Armatrading to be special guest at Extravaganza

Joan Armatrading is to be a special guest at the Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza in August, Michael Eavis announced today.

The singer is currently mid-way through her last major world tour and will be joining Ray Davies, who was lead vocalist and songwriter for The Kinks, for the annual extravaganza at Glastonbury Abbey.  more

Added: 14th May 2015

Sue aims to inspire in exciting new role

Sue aims to inspire in exciting new role

Sue Medlicott has joined the abbey team to work on fundraising.  more

Added: 20th April 2015

A Rip-Roaring Summer Adventure

A Rip-Roaring Summer Adventure

Enjoy summer theatre at the abbey.  more

Added: 18th April 2015

Glastonbury Abbey team take walk on the wildside

Glastonbury Abbey team take walk on the wildside

The hunt is on to find out how many species of wildlife call Glastonbury Abbey home.

And with 36 acres to search ranging from ponds to orchards, fields and hedgerows, the team needs your help.  more

Added: 15th April 2015

Extravaganza headliner shortlisted for Olivier Award

Extravaganza headliner shortlisted for Olivier Award

Ray Davies talks about his appearance at the Extravaganza at the abbey in August.  more

Added: 7th April 2015

Coaches welcomed with new meet and greet service

Coaches welcomed with new meet and greet service

Glastonbury is bidding to become coach friendly in order to welcome more visitors to the historic town.  more

Added: 24th March 2015

Business boosts appeal

Business boosts appeal

The Old Oaks Touring Park in Wick is the latest business to support Glastonbury Abbey's Rescue Our Ruins Appeal  more

Added: 16th March 2015

Tickets on sale now for Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2015

Tickets on sale now for Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza 2015

Glastonbury Festival is delighted to present the 19th Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza starring the legendary Ray Davies.  more

Added: 26th February 2015

One visit won't be enough

One visit won't be enough

Abbey team unveil packed programme of events from fairs to plays and exhibitions  more

Added: 27th January 2015

Changes in normal service levels -  2015

Changes in normal service levels - 2015

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: 7th January 2015

Online day tickets now available

Online day tickets now available

Glastonbury Abbey has launched online ticketing for day visitors for 2015.  more

Added: 5th January 2015

One Touch of Nature

One Touch of Nature

For a trio of artists inspired by nature, a spring exhibition at the abbey is perfectly timed as the grounds will be bursting back into life.  more

Added: 14th December 2014

Magnificent Jill in flying machine boosts appeal

Magnificent Jill in flying machine boosts appeal

Regular Glastonbury Abbey visitor Jill Fowler has raised more than £1300 for the Rescue Our Ruins appeal.  more

Added: 8th December 2014

Glastonbury Abbey is on the Visit Somerset App

Glastonbury Abbey is on the Visit Somerset App

Find us on this fantastic new app.  more

Added: 18th August 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

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