Glastonbury Off The Beaten Path

  • 2009, another climb in foul weather.
    2009, another climb in foul weather.
    by Steve-H
  • A daunting climb.
    A daunting climb.
    by Steve-H
  • Heartwarming stuff?
    Heartwarming stuff?
    by jolou

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    The Glastonbury Goddess Temple

    by LouiseTopp Written Jul 10, 2006

    In the courtyard in the Glastonbury experience you will find the Glastonbury Goddess Temple. It’s up some wooden stairs near the Avalon Centre, and is open four days a week 10-4pm most days. There are lit candles round the room, & you can pick up leaflets. The Glastonbury Goddess Temple opened at Imbolc (February 21) 2002, in the premises formerly occupied by the Library of Avalon. When you enter you have to take your shoes off, calming music is always played & you are free to meditate although no loud noises what’s-so-ever are aloud. Cushions & pillows are scattered round the place & the whole floor is carpeted, it’s very relaxing & I have been known to fall asleep in this room! You can apparently have weddings there, and every festival (such as Imbolc, Beltane, Lammas and Samhain, etc) are celebrated here.

    There is a group of Temple Melissas, volunteers who are in attendance when it is open, to look after the space, they perform ceremonies, talk to visitors, etc. In the summer.

    The temple Sheeps rugs scattered round
    Related to:
    • Singles
    • Religious Travel
    • Women's Travel

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    The buliding on top of the Tor...

    by Steve-H Updated Feb 21, 2005

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    The buliding on top of the Tor is St Michael's Tower built by the christians as usual to dominate what was a pagan site it suvived the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII in 1539. There have been wonderful archaelogical finds which add to the history and mystery of this unique site. Flints from the palaeolithic, mesolithic and neolithic times have been found along with roman pottery remains.
    At the bottom of the Tor is the Well Spring Cafe, a welcome respite on days like this.

    A daunting climb. 2009, another climb in foul weather.
    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Road Trip
    • Historical Travel

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    The oldest trees you will ever see

    by englishchris Written Sep 23, 2004

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    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.

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    not just a minature tor

    by englishchris Written Sep 21, 2004

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    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.

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    Animal antics

    by jolou Written Feb 12, 2005

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    Make sure you spend some time in the theatre field during the day. This pen of human gorillas were there in 2004 and I don't think I've seen anything as entertaining for ages!

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