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Travel and accomodation

This is an excellent resource for those who are unfamiliar with Glastonbury. There is information about travel, accommodation and attractions for those wishing to take in the sights while they are here.

Travel.

By car

By far the easiest way to get here is by car. If you do not drive, please feel free to use the Facebook event page to locate other dancers who may be willing to carpool all, or part of the way with you.

There are 2 large Pay and Display car parks in town. The larger can be located by satnav at BA6 9JL. There is free on street parking available if you park a bit further away from the High St. 

By train

The nearest train station is at Castle Carey. Glastonbury is about 10 minutes drive. Again, let us know via the Facebook page if you need a lift.

By bus

There are buses to Glastonbury from Bristol, via Wells, from Bridgewater, Taunton and Exeter. Travelline is an excellent place to plan your journey.

Accommodation

There are many places to stay in, and around, Glastonbury. Here are some examples, but there are many more listed on the Tourist Information website linked above.

Glastonbury boasts both a Premier Inn and a Travelodge within walking distance of our venues (the former has very good reviews).

Backpackers is most likely the cheapest option, offering dormitories and private rooms. It is above a busy pub, so bring earplugs!

Heaphy's offers nice rooms, right on the High St.

I couldn't fail to mention the fabulous Covenstead, a luxury witchcraft themed B&B.

Eating

If you are seeking out lunch, The Assembly Rooms comes equipped with its own vegan/vegetarian cafe. The venue is right on the High St, which is peppered with small cafes  and takeaways. Burns the Baker  is just a couple of doors up for sandwiches, pasties etc and the Tin Pot Pasty company is just around the corner.

There is a Co-Op and Earthfayre (a wholefoods supermarket) on the High St for snacks and supplies.

Attractions

Bringing friends/family who need entertaining while you are in the workshop? Fancy staying a bit longer to see the sights? Glastonbury has so much to offer.

Touristy stuff

There is a Tourist Information centre on the High St, just opposite the Assembly rooms.

The Tor is well worth the climb for beautiful views, but it is quite a climb!

The Rural Life Museum is free to visit, and worth a look around.

The Abbey is a lovely place to be on a sunny day, it's a great place to take the kids for a picnic!

Chalice Well and Gardens is a beautiful, serene venue.

In Street, Clarkes Village is a large retail outlet park. Lots of high street shopping at bargain prices.

For the kids

Abbey park is just up the road from the Abbey, over the mini roundabout. There is a large grassy area for ball games and a well-equipped playground.

Just up the road, in Street is Greenbank pool it's an outdoor swimming facility with a large heated pool, shallow pool, paddling pool and a water play area with fountains. It opens at 10am and is great fun. There is competition for the shady spots, so it is worth taking a beach shade with you.

If it is wet, and you have a car, Safari Tots in Somerton is a 15 minute drive, and is open on Saturday mornings for indoor play.
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