GO SOUTHWEST YOUNG MAN PART 3
The last stop on Saturday took us to Glastonbury. I’ve never been to Glastonbury before and Dave Morris told me that the last time he went there, it was a very unimpressive place. But I had never been there and we had already done a lot of mileage that day anyway, so we drove from South Cadbury to Glastonbury. In Glastonbury, we first visited the ruined Abbey, a shell of what it was ever since Henry VIII and the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Of course, there’s the obligatory tomb of King Arthur there too. The ruined Abbey was suitably Gothic and looked magnificent. Of course, this was nothing to do with my pagan book but it was worth a visit. Then we headed up towards Glastonbury Tor, up through fields of cows and sheep, up quite a distance. And what a view it is from there with its 15th century church tower on its top. Whether you believe in anything mystical about Glastonbury Tor (and I certainly didn’t feel anything on the way up), the view is one of the most incredible that I’ve seen anywhere, even in the murky, slightly misty day we went up it and you can look out all around Somerset. We had dinner in Glastonbury and then drove back to Taunton. My next post will include photos of my afternoon in Wells, which I popped into on the circuitous way back to London. There’s so much in Somerset that you’d need months to explore it…