Myth and legend: Some believe Glastonbury Tor in Somerset is the final resting place of King Arthur

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Myth and legend: Some believe Glastonbury Tor in Somerset is the final resting place of King Arthur

Several miles north of Glastonbury is a spot on the Mendip hills known as Deerleap. It is well known by local artists because of the far reaching views it provides over the Somerset Levels and of Glastonbury Tor nestled in amongst the hills. On misty mornings it is the perfect spot to appreciate just how flat the landscape is and how it would’ve looked thousands of years ago when the area was under water. On mornings like this it becomes an island once again.

Several miles north of Glastonbury is a spot on the Mendip hills known as Deerleap. It is well known by local artists because of the far reaching views it provides over the Somerset Levels and of Glastonbury Tor nestled in amongst the hills. On misty mornings it is the perfect spot to appreciate just how flat the landscape is and how it would’ve looked thousands of years ago when the area was under water. On mornings like this it becomes an island once again.

Glastonbury Tor, St Michael's Tower and the beautiful Somerset countryside, UK

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Glastonbury Tor, St Michael's Tower and the beautiful Somerset countryside, UK

Glastonbury Tor - Somerset, UK. Yes I did actually climb to the top. Rumored to be a place where the faeries play.

Glastonbury Tor - Somerset, UK. Yes I did actually climb to the top. Rumored to be a place where the faeries play.

Church of St John in Glastonbury - Somerset, England..

Church of St John in Glastonbury - Somerset, England..

Foto de Chalice Well

Foto de Chalice Well

St. Michael's Tor in Glastonbury atop a hill. This is a very special and sacred site! I hope to return to one day.   Glastonbury Tor is a conical hill in Somerset, England, which is topped by a 14th-century St. Michael's Tower. Rich in legend it is a popular destination for visiting tourists, Grail theorists, ley-line enthusiasts, and those who make the climb to enjoy its sweeping view of Somerset countryside.

St. Michael's Tor in Glastonbury atop a hill. This is a very special and sacred site! I hope to return to one day. Glastonbury Tor is a conical hill in Somerset, England, which is topped by a 14th-century St. Michael's Tower. Rich in legend it is a popular destination for visiting tourists, Grail theorists, ley-line enthusiasts, and those who make the climb to enjoy its sweeping view of Somerset countryside.


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Glastonbury Tor | Since the alleged discovery of Arthur and Guinevere's remains in the 12th century, it has been claimed that Glastonbury Tor stands on the site of ancient Avalon, the island where Arthur died following his final battle against Mordred. Once surrounded by marshland, Glastonbury Tor was virtually an island during the Dark Ages.

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Glastonbury Tor | Since the alleged discovery of Arthur and Guinevere's remains in the 12th century, it has been claimed that Glastonbury Tor stands on the site of ancient Avalon, the island where Arthur died following his final battle against Mordred. Once surrounded by marshland, Glastonbury Tor was virtually an island during the Dark Ages.

The resting place of King Arthur - Glastonbury, England

The resting place of King Arthur - Glastonbury, England

Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, England

Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, England

Avalon Camelot King Arthur:  #Glastonbury #Tor, Somerset Levels, © David Noton.

Avalon Camelot King Arthur: #Glastonbury #Tor, Somerset Levels, © David Noton.

St Michael’s Tower, Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset, England via wallsdl by Nobuo Tsuchiya. Europe Travel.

St Michael’s Tower, Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Somerset, England via wallsdl by Nobuo Tsuchiya. Europe Travel.

Glastonbury

Glastonbury

The Chalice Well, Glastonbury, England  Also known as ‘The Well of Avalon’.  Archaeological evidence suggests that the well has been in almost constant use for at least two thousand years. Water issues from the spring at a rate of 25,000 gallons per day and has never failed, even during drought. The water is believed to possess healing qualities. The Well is however popular with all faiths and in 2001 became a World Peace Garden

The Chalice Well, Glastonbury, England Also known as ‘The Well of Avalon’. Archaeological evidence suggests that the well has been in almost constant use for at least two thousand years. Water issues from the spring at a rate of 25,000 gallons per day and has never failed, even during drought. The water is believed to possess healing qualities. The Well is however popular with all faiths and in 2001 became a World Peace Garden

The Enchanted Storybook

The Enchanted Storybook

At Glastonbury - 2 very old ancient trees - over 2,000 years old called Gog and Magog....

At Glastonbury - 2 very old ancient trees - over 2,000 years old called Gog and Magog....

The Hidden Pathway - Chalice Well - Photo by J. Telyndru.    Great shot to help visualize ourselves exploring this incredible place.

The Hidden Pathway - Chalice Well - Photo by J. Telyndru. Great shot to help visualize ourselves exploring this incredible place.

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