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.

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.

Free Glastonbury

Loads of things you can do for free, in and around Glastonbury Town in Somerset. Includes a handy map showing recommended cycle and walking routes around the Tor and onto the Somerset Levels.

Glastonbury Town Christmas 2018

Glastonbury High St Christmas 2018

When you are choosing Christmas gifts, please buy from small local suppliers and support Glastonbury’s independent shops. We are lucky to be able to buy directly from artists, craftspeople, musicians, designers, writers, knitters, potters, jewellers, candle makers and other creative people. When we buy from the maker we are supporting a family, not a corporation, and bringing more art, beauty and creativity into the world.

Glastonbury Frost Fayre 2018

The Melodrome Stage at Glastonbury Frost Fayre 2018

The most wonderful time of the year…. What is it that makes Glastonbury’s annual Frost Fayre so special? It’s certainly my favourite event of the year and it seems to be popular with everyone – locals, visitors and shopkeepers. I think the answer lies in community. Glastonbury is remarkable for having so many different faiths … Read more

Glastonbury’s Smallest Department Store

Steve Belton Glastonbury

Even Glastonbury can seem dull and grey on a cold November morning when the Winter light bleaches all the colour from the Town. On days like these, we need reminders of sunshine. As I pass through the narrow alleyway of the Gauntlet, the rainbow colours of the crockery in Steve and Jan’s shop always catch … Read more

How to Annoy a Glastonbury Shop Keeper

Mark from the Sonus Magus Music Shop in Glastonbury Town

I went to visit Mark from Glastonbury’s ‘Sonus Magus’ Music Shop, he was in an uncharacteristically bad mood, and decided to share with me some of the annoying things customers do in his shop. 

Glastonbury Town for Dog Lovers

Does Glastonbury Town welcome doggie visitors? I attempt to answer the question and provide some ideas of where you might want to visit with your canine companion.

Shepton Mallet – Less Rubbish, More Art

Every so often it’s nice to get out of Glastonbury and explore. I can’t quite believe I’m suggesting this, but Shepton Mallet is really worth a visit. I popped over there last week to visit my friends Dimitris and James who are running the pop-up ‘Art Bank Cafe’ in the old HSBC bank, which also houses the ‘Rubbish Art Project’

Old Oaks Touring and Glamping Park

Old Oaks Touring Site near Glastonbury

A Tranquil Oasis in the Heart of the Somerset Countryside. James and Tara White got in touch to ask me to write about  Old Oaks Touring and Glamping Park. I was curious, although the Park is at the foot of the Tor and less than 2.5 miles from Glastonbury Town centre, I had never visited. While … Read more