Plan a Mystical Day Trip to the Ancient Isle of Avalon
Why Would you Want to Visit this Little Eccentric Town in the Middle of Nowhere?
Apart from hosting the biggest music festival in the UK, this hidden gem of a town has so much more to offer. If you love magic, mystics, crystals, tarot cards, esoteric books, ancient history, energy healing, cool people, and new age spiritual stuff; then a day trip to Glastonbury in Somerset, UK is exactly what you need and this is your sign to go!
The Ancient Isle of Avalon
The legendary island of Celtic mythology is supposed to be where King Arthur's sword was forged, it also has powerful energy as it sits on the Micheal and Mary Ley lines of the earth and tradition has it that the Holy Grail lies underneath the Glastonbury Tor.
How to Get There?
Drive, I’ve researched all the options and driving is the easiest way to get there unless you are on a direct bus link (there are no direct trains).
Where to Park?
It’s super easy to park at Silver Street Carpark its about £5 all day and it’s right next to the high street and only a 5-minute walk to the Chalice Well Gardens and the Tor.
The Hundred Monkeys Cafe
Start your day right at The Hundred Monkeys Cafe on the high street, I had an oat milk latte and the MOST incredible almond croissant I've ever tasted in the entire world. The staff is super friendly and the vibe is cozy. There's a real fire and the whole place just makes you want to sit there all day with a good book.
Its mission is to support the local food economy making it environmentally sustainable. They work with small-scale growers, producers, and community-led projects to bring you the yummiest (and most sustainable) offerings.
The Chalice Well Meditation Gardens
Next, it's time to visit the Chalice Well Gardens also known as the Red Springs. This is a beautiful sacred place and is known for its many meditation gardens. It's only £4.60 to enter and you can spend as much time there as you want, they open every day from 10 am - 4:30 pm.
I heard about the chalice well gardens from one of my favorite authors Rebecca Campbell, I knew I intuitively had to visit, and when I entered I could feel the powerful energy of the site straight away. This is where the Micheal and Mary Ley lines meet and the joining of the masculine and feminine energies of the earth.
You can purchase small glass containers for £2 at the entrance and fill them with the sacred water, a small drop under your tongue is supposed to have healing capacities.
After you have bought many treasures in the gift shop (they have seeds, angel cards, handmade cards, candles, and so many other magical things), cross the road to check out the white springs which are right outside.
I made a reel on my IG documenting the Chalice Well Gardens you can watch it here.
The Glastonbury Tor
You will now be at the foot of the famous Glastonbury Tor, it's a short walk to the top, there are stairs and it's probably one of the most fascinating experiences because as you climb up you are submerged into a thick dense mist.
As you keep climbing you won't be able to see the Tor until you get up close and then it magically appears out of nowhere. The Tor is supposed to be a portal and again you can really feel the energy of this sacred site.
The Speaking Tree Bookshop
After climbing the Tor, make your way back into the town to explore the many amazing shops. My personal favorite find was the Speaking Tree Bookshop, it's an independent book shop specializing in esoteric books at a lower cost than you would usually find them. I managed to find the 'Tibetan Book of the Dead' and the 'Yoga Sutras of Patanjali' for just £4.
The upstairs is fascinating and has seats and funky plants if you want to spend some time relaxing and reading through their many offerings.
I could spend all day there.
Explore the Streets
There's never a dull moment, with beautiful street art and many hidden gems - make sure you set aside some time for exploring the town. If you have time be sure to visit the Glastonbury Goddess Temple and the many witchy shops around it.
Eccentric and Inspiring
This magical little town is definitely worth visiting if you are in the UK, I honestly think I could live there. I hope this little day trip guide helped you plan your trip to Glastonbury.
Have you visited Glastonbury? Let me know in the comments below!