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The event features a number of big headline acts, alongside some less well known names. If you are looking for budget accommodation, then there are a selection of affordable hotels and cheap B&B’s that cater for those attending. These all offer basic, but clean facilities, enabling you to spend more on site.
When : Glastonbury Festival 2024 will take place June 26-30
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How to get to the site
Glastonbury has been running since 1970, when it attracted 1,500 people. The event sell out in minutes and see 175,000 people attend across the weekend. The entire site covers 900 acres and features a range of acts and entertainment for the whole family, whether you prefer mainstream or alternative culture.
Those travelling to the festival ground need to plan ahead, as roads around the site become extremely congested at the start and end of the festival. The festival organisers encourage as many visitors as possible to go via public transport.
This not only reduces the number of vehicles on nearby roads, but it also helps limit the environmental impact. Those using public transport will be entitled to discounts once on the site. There is a shuttle bus provided for free from Castle Cary train station during the festival, which transports visitors direct to the site.
There are also coach services that run from across the country and drop people off at the gates. For those travelling from further afield, the nearest airport is Bristol International.
The festival in 2024 is held at Worthy Farm in South West England, between the small villages of Pilton, Somerset and Pylle, six miles east of the town of Glastonbury. The nearest town to the festival site is Shepton Mallet, three miles north east of the festival site.
Nearest International Airport?
The closest main international airport is Bristol International Airport, located near the city of Bristol (see accommodations).
Nearest Railway Station?
The nearest train station is Castle Cary. There’s a free shuttle bus for Festival ticket holders running between the train station and the Festival Bus Station.
National Express offers coach services from destinations all over the UK direct to the Festival’s own on-site coach station right by the Festival gates.
Most visitors at the festival will camp in a tent, but several hotel and b&b accommodations can be found within easy reach. Check rates in our database.
Places to Stay – Where Should You Book a Room?
We can offer you the cheapest rates for budget rooms beside Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm. Accommodations can be found nearby in Shepton Mallet, North Wootton and Glastonbury. One of the nearest accommodations is Crossways. Crossways is a traditional Somerset Inn at the foot of the Mendip Hills. It offers offer spectacular views over the surrounding Somerset countryside towards the renowned Glastonbury Tor.
One of the cheapest hotels around is low budget The Highwayman Inn – RelaxInnz in Shepton Mallet. It offers 14 refurbished en suite rooms, and free public on-site parking.
If you’re looking for something more upmarket, then the local area also has a choice of 4 star and spa hotels where the rooms have more inclusive facilities and amenities. The village of Glastonbury is within easy reach of the festival site and provides some excellent accommodation options as well, which benefit from great views and stunning locations.
There are cottage, country houses and inn style B&B’s, alongside historic pubs that offer rooms with a bit more character. The area also has a range of hotel chains offering great value accommodation for the night for those who don’t want to spend much time in their rooms.
However you choose to spend your time at the Glastonbury Festival, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting a bed and breakfast or hotel. However, with such a popular festival it’s important to ensure that your room is chosen and booked as soon as possible.
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Glastonburry Festival near Pilton Somerset
Name : Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts
Location : at Worthy Farm between the small villages of Pilton and Pylle in Somerset
Address : 28 Northload St, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 9JJ, England, United Kingdom
Postcode district : BA6
Region : South West of England
District : Mendip
County : Somerset
Tel : +44 1458 834596
Founder : Michael Eavis
Nearest Hotels : in the towns of Glastonbury, Pilton, North Wootton, Somerton, East Pennard, Wells, and Shepton Mallet
Nearby Attractions and Sights
Glastonbury Tor (off Wellhouse Lane, Glastonbury, England): interesting landmark with excellent views from the top.
Glastonbury Abbey (Magdelene Street, BA6 9EL, England): historic site with remains of the once huge abbey and adjoining buildings.
Somerset Rural Life Museum (Chilkwell Street, Abbey Farm, BA6 8DB, England): lovely and interesting place to visit. Learn about life in past times.
Church of St Mary (Meare, Glastonbury, England): lovely church built for Abbot Adam of Sodbury.
East Somerset Railway (Cranmore Railway Station, Cranmore, Shepton Mallet BA4 4QP, England): take a wonderful nostalgic steam train ride.
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