Glastonbury And King Arthur Day Tour
- Entrance fees
- Local guide
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by private vehicle
- Food and drinks
What You Can Expect
Travel back to the magical and somewhat mythical days of King Arthur and his chivalrous Knights of the Round Table on a private all day tour from London. Recent research has increased the likelihood that King Arthur had his castle at Tintagel which is well beyond a day-trip range from London. However, there are other sites of Arthurian lore which are closer and easier to visit. On this tour you will visit a few of the tangible places that have a connection with King Arthur and you can see where history meets with myth, legend and magic.
A few hours out of London will take you to the beautiful old city of Winchester and though there is lots to see here, what you are really here to see is the Great Hall where proudly sat on the wall for all to see is the famous round table of King Arthur. Scientific dating reveals that the table may well be only 800 years old which is a little more recent than when King Arthur is thought to have lived but this table is surely the closest and most authentic imaginable, with the names of his 24 knights painted around the table.
From Winchester you will travel to the magical Isle of Avalon. Here you can climb the Tor (or admire it from the base if preferred). The area is steeped in ancient and medieval history as well as famously being named as the place where Jesus walked in England's green and pleasant land. Finally, a short distance from Avalon, you will visit the picturesque ruins of Glastonbury Abbey and see the final resting place of King Arthur and Queen Guinevere as discovered by the local monks in the year 1191 AD.
Additional Important Information
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- A small amount of walking is involved