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visit Glastonbury tor

This iconic hill has been a spiritual magnet for centuries, for both pagans and christians. tales have grown out of history, becoming blended and embelished leaving the truths, unknown. 

Beneath the hill, it is said, that there is a hidden cave through which you can pass in to the fairy realm of annwn. there dwells the lord of the celtic underworld Gwyn ab Nudd with the cauldron of rebirth.

Later Tradition has it that here lies the holy grail brought here by jesus's uncle, joseph of arimathea. the cauldron and the grail were both the object of quests for king arthur and his knights.

Glastonbury has a long tradition of being 'the isle of avalon' where king arthur went after his last battle. the monks of glastonbury abbey claimed to have actually found his grave in 1191.

Jesus is said  to have come to glastonbury as a boy, travelling here with joseph of arimathea. joseph was a tin merchant and had travelled to the south-west for this valuable metal. this legend inspired William Blake to write the famous poem 'Jerusalem';

'and did those feet in acient time

walk upton endland's moutain green?

and was the holy lamb of god

on england's pleasant pastures seen?'


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