Glastonbury Tourism, United Kingdom

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Glastonbury /ˈɡlæstənbri/ is a small town in Somerset, England, situated at a dry point on the low-lying Somerset Levels, 23 miles (37 km) south of Bristol. The town, which is in the Mendip district, had a population of 8,932 in the 2011 census. Glastonbury is less than 1 mile (2 km) across the River Brue from Street, which is now larger than Glastonbury. Evidence from timber trackways such as the Sweet Track show that the town has been inhabited since Neolithic times. Glastonbury Lake Village was an Iron Age village, close to the old course of the River Brue and Sharpham Park approximately 2 miles (3 km) west of Glastonbury, that dates back to the Bronze Age. Centwine was the first Saxon patron of Glastonbury Abbey, which dominated the town for the next 700 years. One of the most important abbeys in England, it was the site of Edmund Ironside's coronation as King of England in 1016. Many of the oldest surviving buildings in the town, including the Tribunal, George Hotel and Pilgrims' Inn and the Somerset Rural Life Museum, which is based in an old tithe barn, are associated with the abbey. The Church of St John the Baptist dates from the 15th century. The town became a centre for commerce, which led to the construction of the market cross, Glastonbury Canal and the Glastonbury and Street railway station, the largest station on the original Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. The Brue Valley Living Landscape is a conservation project managed by the Somerset Wildlife Trust and nearby is the Ham Wall National Nature Reserve. Glastonbury has been described as a New Age community which attracts people with New Age and Neopagan beliefs, and is notable for myths and legends often related to Glastonbury Tor, concerning Joseph of Arimathea, the Holy Grail and King Arthur. Joseph is said to have arrived in Glastonbury and stuck his staff into the ground, when it flowered miraculously into the Glastonbury Thorn. The presence of a landscape zodiac around the town has been suggested but no evidence has been discovered. The Glastonbury Festival, held in the nearby village of Pilton, takes its name from the town.

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Facts and Stats for Glastonbury*

  • Pollution Statistics in Glastonbury

    Know the pollution level of Glastonbury before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 36.84 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 36.54 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 46.15 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.08 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 28.85 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 44.23 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 28.13 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.31 (Very Low)
  • Glastonbury: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Glastonbury for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Glastonbury.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.52 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.71 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35.48 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 23.28 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.03 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 36.29 (Low)
    • Attacks 32.26 (Low)
    • Drug offense 67.74 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.65 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 26.61 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50.83 (Moderate)
  • Living in Glastonbury - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Glastonbury is 177.34 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.24 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.51 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 41.43 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26.63 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.82 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 70.81 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.95 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 114.66 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Glastonbury

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Glastonbury

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.05 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 89.98 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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