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Spotlight on: Glastonbury

In these series of posts, we aim to give our customers insight into the beautiful Somerset towns and cities that surround Cookswood.

If you'd like to wander further afield from the estate, take a pilgrimage to the mystical town of Glastonbury. Only 25 minutes away from Cookswood, it boasts a rich history and alternative culture, as well as many world-famous landmarks. Take a hike up the Glastonbury Tor, a famous Somerset hill that protrudes from the surrounding flat Somerset Levels. Looking particularly stunning on misty spring mornings, the Tor, that is topped with St Michael's tower, not only offers spectacular views but is also a much-loved part of the landscape that can be seen in the distance from miles away.

Glastonbury is the go-to place for anything new-age, with a vastly colourful and independent high street, focusing on natural healing, quirky clothing and jewellery stores. Glastonbury is also home to one of Britains most ancient holy wells, The Chalice Well, which is situated near the foot of the Tor and surrounded by beautiful gardens. Not only is the Chalice Well site a designated world peace garden, visitors are able to drink the water which is rumoured to have healing properties.

The magnificent ruins of Glastonbury Abbey are just one example of Glastonbury's connections to famous English legends and historical folklore as they are the rumoured final resting place of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, and can be accessed from the centre of the town. Glastonbury's neighbouring village, Pilton, is home to the world-famous Glastonbury festival which welcomes around 175,000 festival-goers to its iconic site at Worthy farm each year. The largest Greenfield festival in the world, Glastonbury has hosted hundreds of world famous artists, and promotes both sustainable living and a strong sense of community.

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