A prominent hill overlooking the Isle of Avalon, Glastonbury, Somerset. This iconic landmark offers magnificent views of the Somerset Levels, Dorset, Wiltshire and Wales on a clear day. Steeped in history and legend, excavations at the top of the Tor have revealed the plans of two superimposed churches of St Michael, of which only a 15th-century tower remains. The conical shape of Glastonbury Tor is natural. Thousands of years ago it was an island. Before modern drainage, the Tor in winter would have towered above the flooded Somerset Levels.