- The legend of King Arthur. Glastonbury Abbey is said to be the fabled island of Avalon,and King Arthur's last resting place. A century story tells of the discovery of Arthur's and Queen Guinevere's grave in the Abbey grounds,
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey - Somerset, England. In during the year of the reign of Henry VIII, there were over 800 monasteries, nunneries and friaries in Britain. By there were none. Glastonbury Abbey was but one such casualty.