of the Lady Chapel and Abbey grounds
Glastonbury Abbey is set in 36 acres of parkland in the centre of
the ancient market town of Glastonbury. The
Abbey grounds are purportedly the site of the first Christian church
in Britain, built around 63 A.D. Many
believe that the Holy Thorn tree that can be seen in the grounds
grew from Joseph of Arimathea's staff. Another legend states that
King Arthur and Queen Guinevere are buried in the Abbey grounds.
For a long
time the second wealthiest abbey in Britain, it was destroyed and ransacked in 1539,
following the Dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry VIII.
Chapelle Notre Dame et les ruines de l'abbaye, à Glastonbury (Angleterre)