On the southern edge of the Mendips and six miles south of Wells, GLASTONBURY, famed for its annual music festival, is built around the evocative set of ruins belonging to its former abbey. The town lies at the heart of the so-called Isle of Avalon, a region rich with mystical associations, and for centuries it has been one of the main Arthurian sites of the West Country – today it’s an enthusiastic centre for all manner of New Age cults.

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