Like many towns in England Glastonbury marked the millennium. Not with a large clock or a statue, but with a walking trail which highlights the history of the town through its architecture. It’s lovely to see the increasing number of people walking in Glastonbury along the old pilgrim routes, some using the millennium map, some on guided tours.
The town is on a fairly gentle slope, so is suitable for all levels of fitness and ability, and with a map you can take your time, set your own pace and pause when and where you like.
There are brass plaques at various places along the route, some in the pavement, and some set in walls. It takes about one hour at a leisurely pace to complete the walk, which begins and ends at the Town Hall.
I was very pleased to see that Kylemore is mentioned on the plaque opposite our house as “the pretty 18th century Georgian house” – well, we can only agree!
The eight page guide can be downloaded from the Glastonbury Antiquarian Society’s website here, where it has been enlarged and alternate routes provided by local historian and antiquarian Mr. Neil Bonham.
One correction – the Tourist Information Office has moved from the Tribunal building to St. Dunstan’s House, which is next to the Abbey car park. It’s well worth a visit.