- The legend of King Arthur. Glastonbury Abbey is said to be the fabled island of Avalon,and King Arthur's last resting place. A century story tells of the discovery of Arthur's and Queen Guinevere's grave in the Abbey grounds,
Ruins of Glastonbury Abbey - Somerset, England. In during the year of the reign of Henry VIII, there were over 800 monasteries, nunneries and friaries in Britain. Glastonbury Abbey was but one such casualty.
The exterior of the Abbey church at Glastonbury. From here you can see the two parish churches of Glastonbury; the Anglican church tower is visible through the window on the right, and the Catholic church can be seen in the distance at the lower left.