Friday, 15 October 2010

A rainy day in Glastonbury

A couple of weeks ago, on a wet Wednesday just before DH disappeared to South America for two weeks on business, we went to Glastonbury Abbey. Legend has it that Joseph of Arimathea came to Glastonbury with the Holy Grail after the death of Jesus, and buried it near Glastonbury Tor. It's also the legendary burial place of King Arthur and Guinevere. What is true is that it is one of the earliest Christian centres in England. If you're interested to read more about the Abbey and its history, click on this link which will take you to the official website, and very good it is too.

It is, like many ruined churches and abbeys, well worth a visit, and we found it very atmospheric. We'll certainly be going back, hopefully on a drier day, to spend more time.

Here's a slideshow of some of the photographs that I took.

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Amelia said...

So beautiful - regardless of the age of the building.

Lynn said...

Fascinating, thank you so much for sharing.

Gretchen said...

Hauntingly beautiful place, even in the rain. Thanks for the photo tour!

suz said...

Thank you so much for sharing that. Imagine how beautiful it must have looked in its prime. Wonder what happened to King Arthur?