Best English Traditional Places To Visit - Glasto - What's It All About?
If you are looking for best English traditional places to visit, you can not go wrong with Glasto. Short for Glastonbury, this town is situated in the heart of England, deepest Somerset. As suggested, there is a wealth of Somer in Somerset.
This is English traditional green and pleasant land. It is Glastonbury, the Isle of Avalon or 'apples' if you want the real term. But what's it all about?
Traditionally known as England's Jerusalem, Glasto, it's slang term, was shortened to such due to today's youth favour for 'hip' terminology. Of course when we talk of Glasto, we think of our world famous music festival - the great Glasto Festival! But Glastonbury is so much more than Eavis, Farmers, wellington boots and music. It is a lifestyle of myth, land, magick and more...
St Michael's Tower
The Land For The Knowledge Seeker
A small town, which wraps itself round an almost vertical hill known as the Tor. A sleepy town, it's main street following the contours of the hill, seems to doze in it's shadow, and the rich green of the Mendip hills which lie to the North West of the town, give it an air of peace and silence, like pillows gathered towards a sleepers head. The air is sweet with a soft musk of incense, pervading the narrow streets; for this is the home of the spiritual people, and those whose quest is knowledge.
Above the town, like a sentinel rises the Tor, capped by St. Michael's Tower, and to one side the ruins of the old Abbey where within it's grounds grows the Holy Thorn tree it's parent, which is said sprang from the staff of Joseph of Arimathea, when he struck it into the earth on Wirreal Hill. The tree blooms every year, both at springtime and at Christmas
The Holy Grail?
King Arthur and the Holy Grail
In years gone by, Glastonbury was part of the Isle of Avalon, so called because what is now the green lushness of the English countryside, was once an island lake, with a town rising above it's crystal-clear water.
Avalon, steeped in ancient mysticism, with the tales of King Arthur, the Holy Grail, Merlin and the sword Excalibur, lend an enchantment to the beauty of the green hills and valleys. To watch the sun rise in all it's glory over the Tor, to see the golden rays as they strike through St. Michael's Tower on midsummer's morning, is to be transported back across the ages, to that far-away time, when Sir Lancelot rode to see his beloved Guinevere.
Wells Cathedral, Bath and Cheddar Gorge
Only eight miles away lay the fine old city of Wells, with its world- famous Cathedral and ancient clock. Bath is within striking distance, the city, named after the Roman bath, which can still be walked around today. The Cheddar Gorge, with its Labyrinth's of beautiful caves only wait to be explored. This 'must' for the visitor, lies only twelve miles from Glastonbury.
All in all, Glastonbury will give you a feast for the eye, wonder for the mind and succour for the soul.
Glasto - More than just a music festival
Glasto is not just about music festivals, although many have discovered themselves there - in a spiritual sense of course! This place is in the middle of nowhere but centred of everything - including the cosmos! So why not be lured to this English traditional town? Why not discover what's it all about for yourself? Reading about it doesn't make up for being there, so discover you in a place of wonder, beauty and .... err... well something else! Want to know more? Read more: Glastonbury – Our Isle Of Avalon.
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