Gifts from Glastonbury for Yule 2020

Christmas Gifts Glastonbury 2020

Looking for the ideal gift for Christmas or Winter Solstice 2020? Lots of ideas here, plus links to Glastonbury shops who have a mail order service.

Dod Lane B&B, Glastonbury

One Dod Lane

Luxurious accommodation in a historical location. We’re in the heart of Glastonbury and on the edge of the glorious Somerset countryside. Styled by the creator of the Heart of the Tribe Art Gallery.

Dod Lane to the Tor Tree Walk by Matt Witt

Glastonbury Tor from the meadow

A guide to one of Glastonbury’s best country walks, from Dod Lane (only 5 minutes from the High Street), to the Tor and back with Matt Witt of ‘To the Trees’.

Glastonbury Shops & Shopkeepers

Midgard Craft Shop in Glastonbury

Here are some photographs of Glastonbury’s shopkeepers eagerly looking forward to the return of our visitors! With a particular focus on the fantastic shops at the top end of the High Street.

Normal In Glastonbury

Sew Over the Moon Shop in Glastonbury

Is it really true there are no ‘normal’ shops in Glastonbury? Nope – here’s the evidence! A photographic celebration of the more ordinary (but equally special) things you’ll find here,

Glastonbury Begins to Reopen After Lockdown

Social Distancing Glastonbury High Street

Glastonbury Town has started to emerge from the lockdown, with temporary pedestrianization of the town centre and some shops opening their doors. Here’s a short report and some photos.

Virtually Glastonbury

Glastonbury Tor May 2020 Lockdown

Explore Glastonbury from your armchair, wherever you are in the world, Here’s a selection of excellent websites, videos and other web based resources that I’ve handpicked for your enjoyment.

Music from Glastonbury Town Online

Violin Pixabay Image

I’ve hastily assembled some links to Glastonbury musicians for you, some of them were submitted by the artists, others are just my personal favourites. It’s by no means comprehensive and is reflective of my own musical taste, it’s also in no particular order. If you find something you like do search for more of their work, you are sure to find it, please support them by buying digital downloads when they are available.

Haruka in Glastonbury – Clothes with Soul

Amanda from Haruka in Glastonbury

Talking to Clothes Designer Amanda of Haruka, I found myself enthralled by her accounts of textile production around the world and her enthusiasm for the people she works with at every stage of the process – from design, to dying and weaving, pattern cutting, sewing, the models she chooses and ultimately the women who leave her shop feeling special and beautiful. Meanwhile it was gratifying to learn how her business and environmental ethics are woven into everything she does.

Glastonbury Fantasy Artist Linda Ravenscroft

Linda Ravenscroft in her shop The Mystic Garden in Glastonbury Town

Glastonbury based artist Linda Ravenscroft is well known in the fantasy art world for her beautifully detailed watercolours, featuring characters from her rich imagination and the natural world. With her husband John she runs the Mystic Garden Gallery at the bottom of the High Street, where they sell not only Linda’s work, but also beautiful creations from some of the world’s most talented fantasy artists and craftspeople.