- a borough of SW England, in whose vicinity the ruins of an important Iron Age lake village have been found and to which in folklore both King Arthur and Joseph of Arimathaea have been linked, the latter as the founder of the abbey there.
- a town in N Connecticut.
Examples from the Web for glastonbury
She has been a huge fan of the festival for years … and there has always been that traveler crossover with Glastonbury.London’s Pagan Counterculture Kings
October 12, 2014
So Morrissey plays at Glastonbury and I see Mike talking about it on Twitter.Bigmouth Strikes Again: Smiths Bassist Andy Rourke Tells All
October 13, 2013
Prince Harry was at the Glastonbury music festival over the weekend with his girlfriend Cressida Bonas.
I recommended that he should go on into the night, because the nightlife is what Glastonbury is all about.
An image of a house in Glastonbury, Conn., shot by Philip Trager in 1976, when he went around the state documenting its buildings.Philip Trager's New England Candor
January 16, 2013
You're the Duke of Glastonbury—one of the oldest titles in England.The Market-Place
The remnant of the monks of Glastonbury had crawled back into the ruins of their home.The Reign of Mary Tudor
W. Llewelyn Williams.
When or how this Cymric myth was localised at Glastonbury we know not.Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail
Henry Irving was born at Keinton, near Glastonbury, in 1838.Sixty Years a Queen
Sir Herbert Maxwell
The after-story of Glastonbury is as tragic as that of Whalley.From Gretna Green to Land's End
Katharine Lee Bates
- a town in SW England, in Somerset: remains of prehistoric lake villages; the reputed burial place of King Arthur; site of a ruined Benedictine abbey, probably the oldest in England. Pop: 8429 (2001)
Word Origin and History for glastonbury
town in Somersetshire, famous as a prehistoric site, Old English Glestingabyrig, Glastingburi (725), "Stronghold (Old English byrig, dative of burh) of the people (Old English -inga-) living at Glaston," a Celtic name, possibly meaning "woad place."