Here is a grand opportunity for 3 couples to experience a very special winter break. Eden is a one off group of three inspirational eco pods, Adam, Eve and Apple standing at the base and overlooking Glastonbury Tor less than three miles from the historic town of Glastonbury in Somerset.
Although close neighbours, each pod has been discreetly placed to take full advantage of the stunning views without imposing on the others privacy. The cute curvaceous cabins are spacious, light and airy with comfy double beds, star gazing skylights and plenty of space to relax. They are warmed and lit by electricity (inclusive) and each has basic cooking facilities inside and a private outside deck with barbecue. Separate wet room bathrooms with flushing toilets, hot and cold running water, a shared swimming pool and steam room, an activity centre, a small library and a well stocked shop are alsoon site.
Glastonbury is a delightful town well know for the internationally renowned five day music festival actually held in Pilton a few miles to the south west. Yet there is a lot more to Glastonbury than one famous festival. It has a seemingly endless array of appealing quirky shops, a wealth of excellent cafes, bars and restaurants, a cinema, markets, galleries, museums, courses, artists, performers and host of other exciting events held throughout the year.
Glastonbury Frost Fair is one of the town’s biggest annual events and takes place every November. It’s a magnificent winter celebration with late night shopping, a procession of vintage vehicles, stalls groaning under the weight of Chistmas crafts, gifts, delicious seasonal food and drink. Buskers, musicians and live entertainment throng the streets with something for everyone including a visit from Santa and his helpers. This event certainly gets the festive season well and truly under way.
Tor’s Tours of the Tor are not to be missed. A chance to visit Avalon and travel through the mists of time to wonder at the magic, myths and legends of this ancient land. You will see a Holy Thorn Tree said to have connections with Jesus, visit the hidden chapel of St Margaret and other atmospheric churches, go on a quest for the Holy Grail and drink healing waters. Finally an invigorating climb to the top of Glastonbury Tor really is a highlight.
Set in 37 acres of lush landscaped parkland, the impressive ruins of Glastonbury Abbey and new visitor centre, make a wonderful focus for tranquil contemplation, walking and picnics. Steeped in myth and legend many believe the grounds are the burial place of King Arthur and his Queen Guinevere.
The tourist information centre can be found on the first floor of the 15th century building known as Glastonbury Tribunal. On the second floor is the Glastonbury Lake Village Museum
Pick up a route guide to the Millennium Trail from the tourist information centre and enjoy a leisurely and informative tour of the town, spotting significant buildings and pubs as you go.
The council chamber is housed above what once was the market hall in the old Town Hall building. Splendid receptions, dances and musical entertainment now take place in the grand hall with three fine chandeliers to light the festivities. The smaller hall below is used for smaller meetings and functions.
In the south west of town, Wearyall Hill is a place of religious significance where Joseph of Arimathea is said to have planted his staff in the ground following his return from the Holy Land. The staff grew into the Holy Thorn, which still remains and flowers every Christmas.
Visitors may be surprised to learn that Glastonbury was once an island. Water still mysteriously rises and falls at the White Spring located in the centre of town. In fact two springs emerge within feet of each other, one sweet rich in calcium that leaves a white trail and the other rich with metallic iron and leaves a red trail.
One of Britain’s most ancient wells, Chalice Well can be found between Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill in the Vale of Avalon set in verdant gardens surrounded by orchards. It has been a place of healing for thousand years. A variety of events and workshops take place here throughout the year.
Pilgrims have flocked to Glastonbury for thousands of years and still do. Why not get together with your loved ones and join the throng. We’re sure you will want to return time after time. Glamping Somerset, in particular at Eden, offers so much to discover and enjoy. One well behaved pet dog per pod is also welcome.