The Market House Inn

12-14 Magdalene Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9EH, United Kingdom
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Getting to Glastonbury from London

by oldchris

Does anyone know the best way to get to Glastonbury from London in mid-May, 2010? Thanks!

Re: Getting to Glastonbury from London

by christine.j

You can take a National Express coach, though their times are not really convenient.

Re: Getting to Glastonbury from London

by cubsur

Not an easy journey! Other than National Express coach direct as mentioned above, he most straightforward way seems to be to take a train or coach to Bristol then a local bus from there to Glastonbury.

The 376 bus (First Somerset and Avon bus company) runs every half hour on weekdays and Saturdays between Bristol and Glastonbury, every hour on Sundays and Holidays. Sometimes a change of bus is needed in Wells to a number 29 or 377. That journey is about 1 hour 20 minutes. Buses start from Bristol Bus Station and stop at the Temple Meads railway station on their way to Glastonbury. for bus times in detail.

Other towns nearer Glastonbury do not have direct links and would be an even more tedious journey.

I hope that helps.

Re: Getting to Glastonbury from London

by earthflyer

If you are heading for the Glastonbury Festival then National Express will have buses going direct just for the festival but not sure when that is.

Re: Getting to Glastonbury from London

by oldchris

Thanks, christine.j

Re: Getting to Glastonbury from London

by oldchris

Thanks so much for the info!

Re: Getting to Glastonbury from London

by cubsur

The Festival is at the end of August. In addition to the extra coaches, there is a special bus service from Castle Cary station.

Castle Cary station is in fact the nearest to Glastonbury, but no buses normally operate over the roads in between.

Re: Getting to Glastonbury from London

by cubsur


Glastonbury Festival 2010 takes place from 25-27 June but all tickets have been sold already.

Travel Tips for Glastonbury

Getting A Ticket

by RandomDreamer

Before you worry about the rain, the toilets, which bands you're going to see, what you're going to eat, where you're going to pitch camp, how you're going to get there etc etc there's one majorly difficult obstacle you muct overcome first.... getting a ticket.

They usually sell out within 3 hours of going on sale and ususally go on sale in April but the exact date is different each year. is the best resource for purchasing tickets and will igve information before hand. Basically though, getting a ticket is not an easy task.

They are available online and by phone. Basically, you have to be awake and ready to go when they go on sale and try persistently until you succeed. You can only buy two tickets at a time and need to give the names and addresses of who the tickets are going to at time of purchase. Therefore you need to co-ordinate with your travelling companions who's buying who's ticket etc.

Esentially, work in a pair. One of you try continuously clicking the web link until you get lucky and reach the payment page (only a certain number of people can connect to the server at any one time) and the other try relentlessly ringing the phone number until you get through. It's tough... you may not get lucky but persistence will pay off and don't give up until the tickets are sold out... then relax!

Drum playing

by Myfanwe

One of the rules on our campsite was 'no drum playing' - as if I would!! while walking through the town a couple of guys were strolling round the streets beating their drums for the pure joy of it .... excellent!!

Keep warm and dry.

by Steve-H

I've climbed a lot of things but I love the walk up Glastonbury Tor, it isn't always sunny, in fact I've been up there in thick snow and torrential rain so my advice is to always take warm and waterproof clothing, stout boots and if you possibly can, a thermos of tea and a mobile phone just in case. This isn't the alps but people have slipped off the side of the hill in bad weather and been hurt, I've seen tourists walking up there in the most awful weather in fashion jackets and trainers, no hats, no water-proof clothing. It can take longer than you think to get up, take photos and get down again, be prepared and keep warm or you'll just be miserable. Great views in all directions from the top of the Tor but bad weather can ruin equipment. If you are filming use a wind sock on your Microphone.

not just a minature tor

by englishchris

Burrow Mump looks like a minature Glastonbury Tor, and is well worth a visit.
It overlooks the joining of thr Rivers Parrat and Tone, and is a stones throw away from where King Alfred the Great had his secret camp (and where he burned the cakes).
Situated about 13 miles or so from Glastonbury, south west, along the St. Michaels Ley Line (otherwise known as the A361 road) towards Taunton.
There is a small car park at its base which is easily missed. If you have a bit of extra time, you might want to have lunch at one of the local pubs, and walk it off along the river.

The Chalice Well - Glastonbury's best kept secret

by Myfanwe

The Chalice well is an entirely pure natural spring that rises from a deep source. An array of beautiful flowers and trees surround the well as it emerges from the lions head - where you are encouraged to fill up bottles to drink the water which is said to have healing properties. The stream flows gently through the gardens, into the pilgrims bath which held healing sessions in the mid 18th Century, be warned this pool is extremely cold!! The water then cascades down ornate waterfalls before making its' way underground to the fishponds of Glastonbury Abbey. The water is rich in iron which gives it a distinctive taste and also leaves a red deposit on the stones as it flows over them but it is entirely safe to drink.

There are many quiet places in the gardens for reflection and meditation, it is said that the energy or ley lines are said to meet in King Arthurs court within the gardens. Geomancers say the lines traverse the gardens in their path from Cornwall, through the Abbey and the Tor, before heading off to the Avebury Stone Circle and Norfolk.


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