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>A Little Town with a Big Name

>The Tor…Hot Cinnamon & Ginger Apple in 100 Monkeys Cafe…The Town…

If you can guess where I am then big thumbs up to you! If Glastonbury makes you think of music, mud and wellies, think again for the location of the famous festival is actually in a neighbouring village. The pretty town of Glastonbury itself is situated in Somerset and is one of a kind. I was enchanted as soon as I stepped off the bus into the incense-spiked sunshine. I glanced up at the ruined abbey and progressed to saunter up and down the dream catcher and crystal crammed stores. It was refreshing to push the chavs to one side and be happy to gaze at the most amazing free-spirited young couples and old ladies and gents in dreads, sandles and hemp outfits going about their daily life. Carrie and I enjoyed a healthy meal in the pretty 100 Monkeys cafe during which we flicked through a local magazine. Every page promoted some sort of healing. Im sure you’d have no demons living here! After a hot apple we pushed on up to the celebrated Glastonbury Tor and tower. (Check on your next bottle of Brothers Cider and you’ll spot it!) It was super windy up there but the view was worth it! If you’re going to the festival in 2012, why not save a day for the town?

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  • Jade July 24, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    >I spent pretty much ever summer in Glastonbury on a local campsite. We trekked up the Tor each time and and after we'd stopped moaning about all the steps the view was beautiful. I was hooked on the arthur and chalice stories, there's something a little magical about it all.
    The little cafes are cute too, we used to go to the one called the blue note and they had the yummiest homemade soup πŸ™‚ x

  • Kb July 22, 2011 at 6:36 PM

    >Wow this seems like a fun place to visit, I need to get exploring more of the UK!

  • Indigo July 20, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    >Glastonbury is amazing, I go there a lot! But if I saw you and Carrie, omg it would make my day!!! XX

  • Milly. July 20, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    >Ooo my family live in Taunton so I think I should attempt a stop down that way…! I wish it wasn't quite so far from Norwich but hey ho. It's so pretty, and I love the stores.
    So jealous of all your wonderful adventures – as always πŸ˜‰ lots of love x

    ps. pretty please come to Norwich? x

  • Maria July 20, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    >Absolutely stunning! I love days out like this, I am such a granny!:P

    Maria xxx

  • wardrobeblock July 20, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    >I went to glastonbury years ago… It is gorgeous!

  • Kat July 20, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    >oh! a toy shop! did you go in?

    the pictures of the turret-looking thing and you are just beautiful.. it kind of looks like it was terribly cold though.

  • rebecca July 19, 2011 at 10:44 PM

    >that second photo is just perfect! i do love the english countryside, i've always wanted to go and see the yorkshire moors (although that might have something to do with reading wuthering heights). i can't even imagine demons in such a pretty place!

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

  • Jo July 19, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    >What beautiful buildings! <3 I love the architecture so so much! And Carrie's hair looks so pretty there!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

  • Anaivilo July 19, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    >Sounds so lovely! I love the pictures, I really need a piece of nature right now, so refreshing it is!

  • Rebecca July 19, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    >It looks so beautiful, I would love to go one year! That view is stunning & the buildings all look so quirky & pretty.
    Hot Cinnamon & Ginger Apple sounds amazing!
    Rebecca x