Glastonbury Tor....(better viewed large)

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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.

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©junebug on April 8, 2014

This is also a wonderful picture, Rosa! The hill is very prominent indeed and the view from the top must be fantastic! LIKE! Best regards, Anne

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 8, 2014


It is a lot higher than it looks Anne. You would not want to go there on a windy day! The view is fantastic though. Many thanks for your like and kind words. Best regards, Rosa.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 31, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Rosalyn Hilborne
    • Taken on 2013/12/30 13:40:29
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 40.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash