Legendary Centre of
British Goings On.
- Glastonbury is a small
town in Somerset in the south-west of England.
- Glastonbury has always
been famous because it had a very important monastery
known as Glastonbury Abbey.
- In the Dark
Ages, Glastonbury was in the British
Kingdom of Dumnonia. Lots of stories from this time
are told about Glastonbury.
- The monastery was very
popular in the Dark Ages. Lots of famous saints lived there and
it had lots of relics.
- Kings liked to be buried
near the relics. They thought it would help them get
- Some people say that King
Arthur was a friend of the monks
at Glastonbury Abbey and was buried
- There is a famous hill
near the town called Glastonbury
- Some people say the Tor
was the home of the fairies until St.
Collen sent them away.
- One old story tells how Queen
Guinevere was kidnapped by the local
King of Somerset and imprisoned on the Tor.
- Below the Tor is a holy
well (a spring of water) called the Chalice Well. This is
supposed to be where the Knights
of the Round Table found the 'Holy Grail' (Jesus's Cup).
- Nearby is a bridge
called the Perilous Bridge (Dangerous Bridge). This is
supposed to be the place from which Sir Bedivere
threw the sword Excalibur into the water.