Our work

Conserving the tower

St Michael's Tower © Jim Elliott

Conserving the tower is a vital part of our work at Glastonbury Tor, as we recognise the significance of the tower to so many. We're stabilising the work done in Victorian times, as the iron bars that were inserted into the stone are now beginning to rust.

Access for you

Glastonbury Tor surrounded by mist © Rob Holden

Over 300,000 people visit Glastonbury Tor each year. We make sure that access to the Tor is always possible. We've recently installed a pathway, which leads up the Tor, made up of concrete steps and a path. We'll renew the pathway every five years so it's always safe.

Delicious apples

Picking apples in the orchard © Rob Stephens

From the top of the Tor see if you can pick out some of our beautiful apple orchards below. We harvest the apples in the autumn and turn them into delicious National Trust Somerset apple juice.

Large Blue butterflies lay their eggs on wild thyme © National Trust Images/Ross Hoddinott

Large Blue butterflies lay their eggs on wild thyme

The Large Blue Butterfly

Not far from Glastonbury amongst the Polden Hills lies Collard Hill, home to a very special resident: the Large Blue butterfly. 

Find out how we manage the hill to support this rare species which has been brought back from extinction.