Glastonbury Tor

Local nameGlastonbury Tor
LocationGlastonbury, United Kingdom

Glastonbury Tor is a hill near Glastonbury in the English county of Somerset, topped by the roofless St Michael's Tower, a Grade I listed building. The whole site is managed by the National Trust, and has been designated a scheduled monument. The Tor is mentioned in Celtic mythology, particularly in myths linked to King Arthur, and has a number of other enduring mythological and spiritual associations.

The conical hill of clay and Blue Lias rises from the Somerset Levels. It was formed when surrounding softer deposits were eroded, leaving the hard cap of sandstone exposed. The slopes of the hill are terraced, but the method by which they were formed remains unexplained.

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3-Day Highlights of Southwest England Small-Group Tour from London from 352 USD

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Address Glastonbury BA6 8BG, United Kingdom

Coordinates 51°8'40.848" N -2°41'55.572" E

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3-Day Highlights of Southwest England Small-Group Tour from London

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