Chestnuts Boutique B&B

Bove Town, Glastonbury, BA6 8JG, United Kingdom
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Bristol Airport to Glastonbury

by Ira1971

Dear all,

I will arrive 20st of March at 18:40 to Bristol Airport. What is the best way to get to Glastonbury that evening? First bus to Temple meads and then bus 376 to Glastonbury? I will stay in Dragonfly B&B, is it easy to reach from the busstop?

Thanks for your replies!
Ira

Re: Bristol Airport to Glastonbury

by Travellads

HI,

The journey to temple meads and then to glastonbury will take forever, you would be going in one direction to go back in another, you would be much better off just getting a taxi direct to Glastonbury.get a quote and see.

Travellads

Re: Bristol Airport to Glastonbury

by leics

It is possible to get a taxi, of course, and it would be sensible to make enquiries and book beforehand if you want to do so. A pre-booked taxi may be cheaper than one you get from outside Arrivals, but will not be cheap. Google 'bristol airport taxi' for companies/quotes etc.

You can find timetables for the 376 here:

http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/

Choose Bristol bus station when you search: the 376 timetable is on the second page of results.

The last bus to Glastonbury leaves at 22:20 (arr 23:33), so a bus journey is feasible aslong as your flight is not too delayed.

You will probably be out of the airport by around 19:40. The 330 express bus will probably stop at the bus station (Temple Meads is the railway station): ask the driver. Stops and timetable here:

http://www.bristolairport.co.uk/getting_to_bia/by_airport_express_link.aspx

The b&b website has a streetmap showing its position:

http://www.dragonfly-glastonbury.co.uk/directions.htm

If you put the b&b postcode (BA6 9DF) into www.streetmap.co.uk you will get a clearer map.

The bus will probably stop on or near the High Street. It would be a good idea to print out the streetmap and ashw the driver. He or she will be able to tellyou the best place to get off. You will probably have a bit of a walk, but Glastonbury is not a huge place.

Travel Tips for Glastonbury

View of Glastonbury Tor

by aliante1981

There's a magnificent view from a hill when one is driving from Bristol to Wells: Wells Cathedral below and Glastonbury Tor away in the distance.

OK, the postcard here is a different one, but trust me - that view is a marvel!

Toilets...

by RandomDreamer

You'll be at Glastonbury for a few days so going to the toilet here is not necessarily pleasant but definitely necessary.

Generally, there's latrine type cubicles set up which are dotted around the place and are emptied regularly (although the heat makes the smell quite intense so don't camp just by them... that said, you'll probably be drinking a bit so don't camp too far either... or use a bottle).

There's also stand up urinals and she-pee urinals for the women.

Drinking water and washing basins are also found by the toilets.

Bring Your Own Toilet Paper...

PACK IT IN

by themajor

These things are essential for your trip to Glastonbury!
1. A whale (If travelling from abroad do check your luggage allowance before departure)
2. Plaintive music for the whale to sing (Nothing too modern. Whales actively dislike Britney Spears)
3. Rechargeable batteries for your camera
4. Rechargeable crystals for your soul
5. Moustache wax (optional)
6. Inhaler *

* In this case chaps, I jest not! I happen to suffer an asthmatic reaction to certain annoying things - cat hair, fresh paint, and perfumes. And there's the rub - perfume! Glastonbury and many of it's shops are heady with the aroma of perfumed candles, joss sticks and incense. So much so that swathes of High Street pavement seem suffused with the stuff. So if you want to enjoy wandering around the shops, do take your puffer with you!

The oldest trees you will ever see

by englishchris

There are two, old, old, oak trees standing in a secluded and atmospheric area on the outskirts of Glasters.
Named Gog and Magog (from Celtic mythology), they are venerated by the local Pagan population.
If you want to be awstruck by a couple of trees, then this is the place to seek out.
They are not easy to find, but the local tourist info office in town can advice you - or ask around.

The Chalice Well Gardens

by Spincat

A beautiful garden with a strange and eccentric history.

The garden was created around a reliable - they say infallible- spring with high chalybeate (iron) content. The well had fallen into disuse at the start of C20th and was rescued by a remarkable eccentric, Wellesley Tudor Pole, who was the originator of the Silent Minute in World War I.

The well is a grail site! The Christian legend relates how Joseph of Arimathea hid or buried the chalice from the Last Supper here. New Age believers associate the spring with the Goddess, as are all watery places.

The garden has been beautifully planted. There are some fine yew trees and you will see one of the Glastonbury holy thorns trees above the Lion's Head. This is a popular spot for fillling up bottles of the water - foul tasting in my view - therefore, good for me!

This is a lovely place to sit and rest whether you believe in the legends and the healing waters or not. For tempting virtual glimpses of the garden, visit their website below.

Price is £3 for adults with reductions for children and retired people. Opening hours: see website.

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