Full of culture and genteel pleasures, Glastonbury is a historic market town on the Somerset Levels and has much that will appeal to those looking for a relaxing self catering holiday in Somerset. Regardless of the famous music festival held annually in nearby Pilton, Glastonbury has a wealth of activities and attractions for tourists and locals alike. No trip is complete without a trip up to the Glastonbury Tor with stunning views across the Somerset Levels.

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Within the town, Glastonbury Abbey, the reputed burial place of King Arthur, comprises romantic Gothic architecture and peaceful gardens, a real treat for a perfect day out. There’s another beautiful public garden to lose yourself in nestled away at the foot of Glastonbury Tor called Chalice Well Gardens.

Music and culture is such a large part of this fantastic town that, as well as the Glastonbury Festival, popular there’s also a Fringe Festival which lasts for eleven days over the summer and is a much cheaper than, but equally as fun as, the real thing. There’s an arts section with galleries and crafts, and performances throughout the day – generally Glastonbury has a reputation for being incredibly creative and exciting. The town offers a fine choice of shops selling local produce, appealing to visitors looking to rustle up a choice of healthy dishes when back at their self catering accommodation. Take a weekend break in October and be amazed by the colourful, brilliantly list floats at the Glastonbury Carnival.