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St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses

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Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 8DH, England
+44 1458 835067
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 December 2013

There is, for me, a very lovely and peaceful atmosphere here at St Margaret's chapel and in the gardens by the almshouses. The Chapel and houses are not always open, but well worth visiting when you get the chance. Go to the Pilgrim Reception Centre...More

6  Thank creativewoman5
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 October 2012

We went to see what we thought was the Mary Magdalene Church only to find it is now called St. Margaret's Chapel. Also the famous Templar cross on the floor was covered with a rug. Why????

4  Thank Susan O
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All reviews alms houses little gem pretty garden busy street small site an oasis of calm tended garden piece of history worth a visit haven of peace small garden lovely place town centre labyrinth volunteers donation contemplation
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

visited here after reading about it on trip adviser, its free and very quiet, lovely place to just sit and relax for a while, well worth popping in for a visit, clad we did,

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Slip away down the tiny alleyway off Magdalene Street and find a sweet little haven of peace and history; the chapel is exquisite, the alms houses fascinating and the garden has clearly been planted with love and attention. Deeply lovely.

Thank David T
Reviewed 12 September 2018

A beautiful spot, away from the hustle and bustle to meditate. Such tranquillity. Some fascinating artworks.

Thank gelvisblue
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This is a well hidden island of calm on the edge of the town & one easily missed if you don't look out for it. Entrance is free, the whole site is tiny but well developed and when we were there there was an icon...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Peaceful and healing. I always go and sit here for awhile in the chapel or the lovely little garden.

Thank philippa155
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Visited as part of a tour, interesting place with a lot of history. A place of contemplation so you have to be pretty quiet walking round as there were people mediating. A small shop that nick nacks.

Thank JaxGallaghan
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We didn't realise where we were until we recognised the Alm House from a picture in a travel brochure. A bit hard to find but well worth visiting. The chapel is a Haven of peace.

Thank Drehort
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Nice place to see and take in the atmosphere. Very relaxing and calm good place to get away from the busy town centre.

Thank JeffD1759
Reviewed 7 August 2018

You need to just go and this very old chapel and alms houses. The gardens are a joy and this is a different side to Glastonbury.

Thank cjlavis
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Well worth a visit to this charming chapel - it was full of the scent of lilies on the altar. The garden is very pretty. Fascinating to look at one of the almshouses which is furnished in the manner of when it was last lived...More

Thank joballengland
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