Opened in 1931, YHA Street is the oldest YHA hostel still in operation and is a great location for a Somerset activity break, with easy access to cycling and walking routes, the charming Swiss-style chalet is surrounded by National Trust land. Things we love to do whilst in the area is to visit the scattered ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, climb the hill up to Glastonbury Tor, and walk the paths around the Chalice Well & Gardens. The iron-red waters from the 800-year-old well are rumoured to have healing properties (good for everything from eczema to, erm, smelly feet, allegedly). Once you’ve roamed around the town, refuelled on vegan treats and perhaps bought a crystal and a kaftan then another hidden gem is the 11th-century (built in 1070) St. Margaret’s Chapel
and Almshouses, tucked away in the centre of Glastonbury, they are housed on quaint manicured grounds and are open for private reflection and respite. If you’re after secluded paths and more mystical landscapes RSPB’s Ham Wall Nature Reserve is the place to go, a wetland swarming with wildlife — from rare species like water voles and otters to glorious birds like bitterns and kingfishers with stunning views across the marshes to Glastonbury Tor to boot. Available as Exclusive Hire.
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