Glastonbury is England’s bohemian haven and a center for New Age culture since the days of Woodstock. It is a popular hangout for counterculture types. It is crammed full of goddess temples, trance workshops, and healing drums. For many the town is synonymous with the world famous Glastonbury Festival, a muddy musical extravaganza that has been held here for more than 30 years. But the town also offers much more than just a hippie lifestyle. It claims to be the birthplace of Christianity in England and has a number of great museums. The iconic hump of Glastonbury Tor is crowned by a ruined tower and rises steeply from the flatlands of Somerset. This 160 meter high grassy mound on the edge of town provides you with amazing views over the surrounding countryside. The Chalice Well and Gardens has been the site of pilgrimages since the days of the Celts. The red water of the 800 year old well is believed to have healing properties for everything from rashes to smelly feet. Somerset’s agricultural heritage is explored in the Rural Life Museum, which contains a variety of artifacts relating to traditional trades like cheese and cider making. The Lake Village Museum displays findings from a prehistoric bog village discovered in nearby Godney.