Since 1970, revellers have been drawn to the fields of Worthy Farm the weekend after summer solstice to soak up contemporary music and performing arts at the world renowned Glastonbury Festival. As the festival kicks off today, pundits are watching the skies and the weather forecasts carefully, praying that we don’t have a wash out after last year’s heat wave. Glastonbury is the biggest festival of its kind in the world, bringing together almost 200,000 people to enjoy 800 live performances!
Glastonbury Festival is located near the small villages of Pilton and Pylle, and within a close distance of Shepton Mallet and the town of Glastonbury itself, in an area rich with history and mysticism. The Glastonbury Tor looks over the area and the region is claimed to be the mystical vale of Avalon. Arthurian legend aside, the location has a lot to offer, with great transport links to the South West, and not far from the cities of Bath and Bristol, yet retaining a semi-rural way of life.
If you can’t cope with the mud, take a look at our favourite historical properties in the surrounding area:
3 bedroom house for sale in Shepton Mallet.
2 bedroom bungalow for sale in Shepton Mallet.
2 bedroom flat for sale in South Horrington, Wells.