The Top Hotels in and Around Glastonbury, UK

Glastonbury is a great destination for a weekend visit or a longer holiday
Glastonbury is a great destination for a weekend visit or a longer holiday | © Jane Tregelles / Alamy Stock Photo
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26 October 2020

Glastonbury is rife with exciting myths and legends, eclectic eateries and independent New Age shops. This picturesque village is a perfect spot either for a weekend break or a lengthy getaway. Here are the top hotels in and around the mystical, historic town of Glastonbury.

Mullions 51

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Bask in the picturesque Somerset countryside in Mullions 51, an attractive stone and brick building located just two miles from Glastonbury in the village of Street, with easy access to the M5 and the A303. The rooms have comfortable, contemporary furnishings, and you’ll feel miles from the bustling city in this countryside hotel that’s full of old-fashioned character.
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The George and Pilgrim Hotel

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The George & Pilgrims Hotel, High Street, Glastonbury, Somerset, England, UK
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The George and Pilgrim Hotel houses the oldest purpose-built pub in the southwest of England. The site dates back to the 15th century and still has some of its original features, such as old oak beams, mullion windows and a panelled stone frontage. The George and Pilgrim has 14 well-decorated, atmospheric rooms, but the hotel’s main draws are its historic pub and its prime location. Spend some time enjoying a meal, or sample each of the pub’s traditional ales after a day exploring Glastonbury.
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The Bath Arms

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The Bath Arms, Bath Road, Cheddar, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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The Bath Arms, a beautiful hotel for a relaxing getaway, is to be found in the village of Cheddar, about 12mi (19km) from Glastonbury. The hotel was completely renovated in 2014 and the premises still feel brand new. Book a room in one of the six en-suite bedrooms, and enjoy an excellent meal in the hotel restaurant. The hotel is located within walking distance of the stunning Cheddar Gorge and Caves.
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Meare Manor

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This historic house is located in the village of Meare, about 3mi (5km) northwest of Glastonbury. The monks of Glastonbury Abbey historically owned much of Meare Manor, which was rebuilt in 1802 and fully renovated in 2001. The guest house is well situated for travelling to Glastonbury, Wells and the Avalon Marshes. The nine rooms and restaurant are elegantly decorated, and outdoor seating is available on the grounds. The manor has free wifi and parking, and free port and sherry are included in each room. The peaceful location is a superb base for a holiday exploring Somerset.
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Best Western Swan Hotel

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The Swan Hotel, located in the lovely medieval city of Wells (which was the filming location for the 2007 movie Hot Fuzz), is located less than 10mi (16km) from Glastonbury. The Swan Hotel offers guests all the reliability of a hotel chain with the quaint charm of local accommodation. The historic building has extraordinary views of the nearby Wells Cathedral, which dates back to 1175. Eat in the award-winning restaurant, 15c AD, and choose from the hotel’s many room options — well-decorated and affordable bedrooms, the gorgeous, gold-covered Cathedral Suite, the chic, contemporary Courtyard Suite or private self-catered apartments. The Swan Hotel is suitable for romantic breaks or family adventures. You’ll also enjoy limited free parking during your stay.

The Covenstead

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Spend your time in Glastonbury at this lavishly decorated witchcraft-themed bed and breakfast. The four room styles include Halloween Honeymoon, Herne’s Hideaway, Hedgewitch Haven and Handfasting Honeymoon. Every room has a homely, lived-in feel because of the colourful and mismatched decor. The bed and breakfast is located directly across from Glastonbury Abbey in the centre of town. Breakfast is included, and free wifi is available.

Berachah

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Berachah sits on the slopes of Glastonbury Tor, a hill overlooking the Isle of Avalon. This ancient site is a mythical place near the legendary healing waters of the Chalice Well Gardens. Berachah (which means”place of special spiritual blessing”) is perfect for those looking to escape the trappings of modern life for a few days of peace. The split-level house has a breakfast room with panoramic views of the countryside and several tranquil rooms for guests to rest and relax in.

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  • Millbatch Farm

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    Keep it simple in this 17th-century farmhouse located in Meare. Just a few miles from Glastonbury’s bustling town centre, Street’s quiet countryside and England’s smallest cathedral city of Wells, Meare occupies an idyllic central location in Somerset. The rooms are cosy and warm, and decorated in subdued colours for optimal relaxation. The owners serve their guests with a smile and keep the farmhouse in fantastic condition. Breakfast can also be provided.

    Tordown Bed and Breakfast

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    Tordown Bed and Breakfast is a large Victorian house with six pleasant rooms of varying sizes named after different crystals. A breakfast of fresh juice, fruit, cereals, teas and vegetarian fare is included with the room. For an additional fee, guests can also partake in the hydrotherapy spa and experience other healing techniques such as ear candling or reiki, or just potter around in the beautiful garden. Tordown is on the outskirts of Glastonbury in a particularly relaxing location.

    Shapwick House Hotel

    Garden Hotel, Hotel
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    If you like to be surrounded by style, Shapwick House Hotel is your ideal spot. Located in Shapwick (about 7mi or 11km from Glastonbury), you’ll find this Tudor manor house down a half-mile winding lane surrounded by large grounds. The peaceful location has 11 en-suite rooms with beautiful countryside views and tasteful decor; you can enjoy four-poster beds, an open Tudor fireplace and the rolling grounds where you can play croquet on the lawn or walk among the cedar trees.

    Little Upton Cider Barn

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    At the opposite end of the spectrum from Shapwick House is Little Upton Cider Barn, about 11mi (18km) south of Glastonbury. This tiny cottage has one bedroom and can sleep up to two guests, making the cosy converted barn great for a romantic retreat or a peaceful escape. Guests can visit the three local pubs and watch the wildlife on a walk along the Somerset Levels, and then come back to the barn to enjoy the bubbling warm water in the hot tub or swim in the on-site pool.
    These recommendations were updated on October 26, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.