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Prominent hill overlooking the Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury and Somerset

This iconic and evocative landmark offers magnificent views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales.

Steeped in history and legend, excavations at the top of the Tor have revealed the plans of two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only a 15th-century tower remains.

Glastonbury Tor also has a grisly past. Abbot Richard Whiting was executed here in 1549 on the orders of Thomas Cromwell, the first Earl of Essex.

Glastonbury Tor is known as being one of the most spiritual sites in the country. Its pagan beliefs are still very much celebrated. It’s a beautiful place to walk, unwind and relax.

Brean Down Challenge

Are you keen to get your running shoes on and take on your next challenge? 

Head to Brean Down on Sunday 13 September to compete in either the 5 or 10k race created by Aspire Running Events.

The multi-terrain route heads up to the top of the Down, taking in the panoramic views, and continues along to the fort at the end before descending back to the finish. 

Apple picking

The great apple hunt begins...

The great apple hunt begins...

Help the rangers collect this year's apple harvest, learn all about the different varieties growing in the orchard and try out some apple-themed activities with Somerset's Rural Life Museum.

Meet in Avalon Orchard, which will be signposted from both main entrances to the Tor. Bring along the whole family on Sunday 20 September for some seasonal fun outside.

The Large Blue Butterfly

Large Blue butterfly at Collard Hill

Large Blue butterfly at Collard Hill

The Large Blue Butterfly season runs from June to early July each year on nearby Collard Hill. Find out more about the rare Large Blue and the butterflies that have been spotted on our Large Blue Blog, which will be picked up again next year.

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