Glastonbury Tor, Somerset, UK
N 51° 08.686 W 002° 41.922
30U E 521076 N 5665966
Quick Description: A compass rose on Glastonbury Tor.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/8/2009 7:17:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM6HZ9
A compass rose within an orientation table on Glastonbury Tor, Somerset. There are some great views from the summit, after the long climb up the hill.
In early-medieval times there was a small monks' retreat on top of the Tor, founded probably in the time of St Patrick in the mid-400s. This was followed in the early 1100s by a chapel, St Michael de Torre. This was destroyed in a powerful earthquake in 1275 and rebuilt in the early 1300s. The tower is all that remains today.
The Tor is now owned and cared for by the National Trust and there is free access to the public at all times.