Wednesday Adventures: Glastonbury

It has been a few weeks since we have had a Wednesday adventure, poor weather and busy lives have stopped play, but we finally managed a long overdue one yesterday. And because it is the summer holidays now, my middle boy, Max, could come too – yay – I always feel guilty when me and the other two are off having fun when he is at school!

This time we decided to head to Glastonbury, about an hours drive from where we live. I thought the boys would enjoy the connection to Arthurian legends, and that it would provide a some photo opportunities for me and the teen. Sadly we had grey skies and drizzle – which meant we didn’t climb the famous Tor in the end. (Though I was quite relieved as no doubt Syd would have wanted carrying half way up it!). Instead we opted for a look round Glastonbury Abbey and a trip to the Chalice Well.

They loved exploring the gorgeous ruins of Glastonbury Abbey – and none of us could get over the size of the place. It offers ample opportunity for hide and seek and imaginary sword play and is stunning and atmospheric, even with grey skies!

 

glastonbury abbey

boys at glastonbury abbey

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glastonbury abbey 3

titanic glastonbury

 

The Chalice Well is the home of a natural and reputedly healing spring. It is a lovely little place, incredibly beautiful – designed for meditation and peacefulness. You take a circular stroll through gorgeous gardens, alive with colour, butterflies and dragonflies. We all adored it’s nooks and crannies and hidden seating areas, as well as loving trailing our fingers into the cool spring waters.

 

boys at chalice wells

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butterfly at chalice well

chalice wells altar

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glastonbury tor

 

Both places were stunning and really fueled the boys imaginations, a lovely day out, and even the sun joined us by the end of the day,

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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  1. July 30, 2015 / 5:04 pm

    One of those fabulous places that need little in the way of actual activities because they fire the imagination so much! Lovely place to visit.
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  2. July 30, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    We LOVE Glastonbury… we took O there when he was about 9 months old, held a little blessing ceremony for him (just me, his dad, and a friend) in the Chalice Well after everyone had gone for the Beltane celebrations elsewhere in the area, and then carried him up the Tor 🙂 We haven’t been for years but are hoping to get this October for our 5th wedding anniversary – I miss it so much! Glad you had a good time (despite the weather!!)
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  3. July 31, 2015 / 8:38 am

    Both places look absolutely stunning! I will certainly have to visit them!

  4. August 2, 2015 / 5:40 pm

    I am always in awe of the workmanship that went into these places and to think they didn’t have the modern machines and tools we have access to nowadays! Beautiful, happy pictures too!xx
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  5. August 3, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    what a lovely looking place to go out for a relaxing walk or picnic i never her of this place other than for festivals

  6. August 4, 2015 / 8:27 am

    I always think of Glastonbury as the place of the festival and never though of visiting for any other reason. It looks stunning!
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