Glastonbury Tor - iconic landmark in Somerset
Just 3/4 mile away from Old Oaks touring park, on foot, is the base of the world famous Glastonbury Tor.
No visit to Glastonbury is truly complete without a trip up the big hill, to admire the magnificent, panoramic views across the county and beyond. The footpath leading to the Tor starts right from the centre of our touring park, so no excuses for not having a go! However, it is fair to mention that the climb up both Stonedown Lane and Glastonbury Tor are a fairly challenging climb, so not suitable for everyone. If in doubt, take your time, the views are spectacular!
From April to Sept the Tor Bus runs from the base of Glastonbury Tor into Glastonbury town every 30 mins, stopping at the Rural Life Museum, Chalice Well and Glastonbury Abbey car park.
Glastonbury Tor is one of the most famous and sacred landmarks in Somerset and from the top at over 150 metres, you'll experience the most amazing panoramic views over 3 counties!
Steeped in history and legend, excavations at the top of the Tor have uncovered the plans of two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only a 15th-century tower remains - St Michael's Tower.
Glastonbury Tor also has a more sinister past; Abbot Richard Whiting was executed here in 1549 on the orders of Thomas Cromwell.
But most importantly, it’s a beautiful place to walk, unwind and relax.