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Location address: United Kingdom, Mendip, Glastonbury
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In Glastonbury, the tombs of King Arthur and Guinevere were discovered in 1191. Here you also see the ruins of a Gothic abbey. The cathedral was abandoned by Henry VIII in 1539 when he broke with the Pope and when he founded the Anglican church. Due to this act, the graves of King Arthur and Guinevere disappeared.
Glastonbury /ˈɡlæstənbəri/ is a small town in Somerset, England, situated at a dry point on the low lying Somerset Levels, 23 miles (37 km) south of Bristol. The town, which is in the Mendip district, had a population of 8,932 in the 2011 census. Glastonbury is less than 1 mile (2 km) across the River Brue from Street, which is now larger than Glastonbury.