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March 15, 2013

Music, Nature and History: The Appeal of Glasntonbury

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Many of us want to go to at least one festival in our lifetimes and the name that crops up most often when discussing this is Glastonbury. An extremely famous venue for its annual festival and the great music which is performed there, Glastonbury celebrated its 40th birthday in the Worthy Farm Valley in 2010 and remains a popular mecca for music lovers.

Camping is the main option when people go to Glastonbury, but if this isn’t for you, or if you are only visiting the festival for a day, then there are plenty of great Glastonbury hotels which are located around the area. These are perfect if you want to explore and experience the city of Glastonbury itself.

The Festival

Come rain or shine, Glastonbury tickets always sell out within hours if not minutes of going on sale. Be prepared to sit at your computer hours before the release time to ensure that you can get tickets.

With amazing line ups announced year after year, music lovers will never be disappointed. With acts such as Coldplay, U2, Mumford and Sons, and Pendulum all headlining in previous years, more great acts are sure to follow as the festival continues to be held.
Of course, Glastonbury is just as famous for wet weather as it is for the acts it puts on. The ground can

become notoriously muddy when the festival is being held so make sure you take the necessary clothing with you if you are visiting at this time of year.

Nature and History

Glastonbury is steeped in rich culture and history and is famous for more things than just the festival. Dating back thousands of years, you can take a look at the famous Tor in Glastonbury – where you can enter a different world, looking back into the history, myths and legends of the past. The Tor can be seen towering high above many buildings and is claimed to date back to the Neolithic period.

If the weather looks promising, then take a wander around the Glastonbury Abbey. It is situated in the old market town and is surrounded by 37 acres of serene and quiet parkland. When visiting the abbey you can learn about the history which it is steeped in.

If you fancy taking a stroll around the town of Glastonbury then why not follow the Millennium trail? In doing so you will be able to explore more of the town itself and learn about the architectural delights it has to offer.

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