Past Local Events

These are some of the events that have recently been held in and around Glastonbury and publicised by Pilgrims.

Glastonbury Abbey – Abbey Wildlife Tour

Enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with one of the volunteers and discover the creatures who share the site. Normal admission applies.

Glastonbury & Chilkwell Carnival 2017

The town centre’s largest event of the year with a procession of floats lasting all evening. A major spectacle, with collections for charity. The town is full of people and there is a great atmosphere. The Most Spectacular Illuminated Carnival in the World. Get here early as access to the town gets slow because of the Read more …

Commemoration of the death of Richard Whiting

November 15th 1539 is generally held to be the day on which the last Abbott of Glastonbury, Richard Whiting was executed for alleged treason. On this day we commemorate him within the town.

Chalice Well – Resting (Samhain) Celebration

Gather at the Well Head at 12 pm for celebration and meditation until 12:30. At 12:30 join around the fire on the Lower Lawn for informal ’conversation’.

Glastonbury Abbey – Conference ‘The Story of the Reformation’

A conference to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the revolution that changed the world. Location, Glastonbury Town Hall – places are limited. Ticket includes a light lunch and access to the abbey.

Glastonbury Abbey – Autumn Family Fun

Use the autumnal coloured leaves to create a leaf owl at this craft session. Normal admission applies.

Glastonbury Abbey Membership Talk – ‘Cider’s Golden Age’

Join Dr Richard Stone, University of Bristol, for his talk ‘Cider’s Golden Age: From Medieval Monasteries to the Scientific Revolution’. Member- free, Non-member – £5

Glastonbury Abbey – Autumn Family Fun

It’s autumn and with the colours changing, use fallen leaves to make leaf crowns. Normal admission applies.

Glastonbury Abbey – Abbey Wildlife Tour

Enjoy a Wildlife Tour of the abbey with one of the volunteers and discover the creatures who share the site. Normal admission applies.

Wells Festival of Literature 2017

Literary Festival held in the beautiful small city of Wells where you can hear talks on fiction, politics, travel, history, biography, science, philosophy … and much more. This year is the 25th Anniversary of the festival.