Chez WW in England

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Glastonbury & Wells, England

19 March 2011

Glastonbury is one of those mythical places in England that I could not wait to visit. So on a warm spring day we hopped in the car and drove to Glastonbury.

The area of Glastonbury has been inhabited since Neolithic times. Glastonbury Abbey was built in the 7th century. It was later destroyed by fire in 1184. It was rebuilt in by the 14th century became one of the most important abbeys in England (along with one of the wealthiest and most powerful) and was where Edmund Ironside became King of England in 1016. The abbey was a victim of dissolution under King Henry VIII. The last abbot at  Glastonbury was hung, drawn and quartered on glastonbury Tor in 1539. In modern times Glastonbury has become a new age mecca filled with crystal shops, fortune tellers and such. Since the 12th century the area has been associated with the myths and legends about Joseph of Arimathea, King Arthur, the Holy Grail and Glastonbury Tor. It is believed by some that Glastonbury is the legendary island of Avalon. According to Christian legend Joseph of Arimathea founded Glastonbury abbey in the 1st century.

These shoes…..SWOON.

King Arthur's Tomb

Glastonbury Tor

We had enough time to pay a quick visit to Wells. Since we had Brittany with us we could not go inside.

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