The spiritual home of the nearby Glastonbury Festival, hotels in Glastonbury town also fill up with those keen on history and heritage...
It was 1970 and a Somerset farmer, inspired by a local blues festival, decided to have a go at his own. Tickets sold for £1 each and famously came with free milk from the farm. Marc Bolan helped to entertain the 1,500-strong crowd.
These days the Glastonbury Festival - still held at Worthy Farm - attracts tens of thousands of devotees as well as the biggest names in the music world. The festival took its name from the town, even though it's a 20-minute drive between the farm and Glastonbury (the town of Shepton Mallet is closer at only 10 minutes from the festival gates).
Glastonbury hotels attract visitors for the other 360 days of the year for a number of reasons - there's the magnificent abbey, the Chalice Well, the Somerset Rural Life Museum and Glastonbury Tor, the landmark hill that offers tremendous views as far as Dorset and Wales. The Wookey Hole Caves are a 25-minute drive away, with Cheddar Gorge just 35 minutes away by car.
This all makes a Glastonbury hotel a terrific investment if you dream of seeing the cream of Somerset's attractions.
To view the best deals on hotels simply use the search tool on TravelSupermarket and we'll compare prices for you. Early booking is recommended, especially during summer and, of course, when the Glastonbury Festival attracts more than 100,000 revellers to the area - not all of whom will be happy camping in the fields.