The pretty town of Street is situated just south of its more famous neighbour Glastonbury, and is worth a visit in its own right thanks to the quaint old world charm that still resonates within the town. Indeed, the town came about as a crossing point on the River Brue, a causeway after which it took its name.
More famous for the world renowned shoe makers CJ Clark who have their headquarters in the town, and for being the location of the famous Millfield public school, there is much more to Street than just being a short way from Glastonbury.
However, it is the attractions of the famous Glastonbury Tor and its many associations that brings people to Street, although the pleasant aspect of the town and the many cafes and traditional pubs that visitors find here – let alone many opportunities for accommodation – make it a place that is worth a second look.
Glastonbury Abbey, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EL (01458) 832267
Reputed to be the site of the oldest church (and certainly the greatest abbey) in the country, Glastonbury is the stuff of legend. Legend also has it that Glastonbury Abbey is the possible burial place of King Arthur.
Now, a site of peace and tranquillity, the abbey is set in 36 acres of ponds, woodlands and open parkland.