Glastonbury takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet near Somerset.
Known for the myths and legends surrounding the towns History, if you like that sort of thing it's without a doubt worth visiting Glastonbury Abbey and Glastonbury Tor if you get a chance.
How to Get To Glastonbury
Green Traveller Scheme
Before reading about the various ways you can get to Glastonbury, it's good to be aware of the Green Traveller Scheme.
To tempt more people to travel via public transport, Glastonbury run the "Green Traveller Scheme".
Anybody who arrives by bicycle, coach and train will be given a Green Traveller lanyard, which offers the following perks:
- Vouchers for discounts on main meals
- Solar showers exclusively for Green Travellers
- Access to compost toilets
- Discounts on festival t-shirt
The scheme does not include car shares or by foot, as by foot is hard to monitor.
Lanyards aren't given out all weekend, they cease at 10pm on the Friday.
In regards to discounts on food and merchandise this is what you can expect to receive:
- A book of 6 vouchers, with four providing 50p off main meals over £6, over 90 food stalls participate with this scheme, and will display a green flag above the stall to show that they are part of the programme.
- One voucher will include £1.00 off a festival t-shirt.
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*From London: M3 then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP). *From the North East: A1 or M1, M25 to M3 (Junction 12), then A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP) *From the Midlands: Preferably M40 and A34 to A303 and A37. (Sat Nav TA11 7DP) *From the North West: M6, M5 to A39 (Junction 23) then A361. (Sat Nav BA6 9XE) *From Wales: M4, M5 to A39 (as above) (Sat Nav BA6 9XE) *For more local traffic using the A37 North or A361 East (Sat Nav BA4 4LY)
It is important that you approach the site on the side that you want to park. Using local roads to get to the opposite side of the site causes delays so use main roads that are well away from the site. A few extra miles travelled further away can save hours in queues near to the site.
If you want to car share, site such as goCarShare and Lift Share can help you get in touch with people who are offering or are in need of ride to Glastonbury.
There is also a bus service run from Brighton called "The Brighton Peace and Environment Center Buses". Teaming up with the Big Lemon who run their coaches on recycled vegetable oil, the service is not an official Glastonbury service, however it has run successfully for several years.
There are also bus shuttles from local town Glastonbury and Shepton Mallet.
The closest train station is Castle Cary, where a free shuttle service will run from their to the festival bus station.
Anyone travelling to the Festival by train will also get a Green Traveller lanyard, this includes discounts on food, t-shirts and access to solar showers and compost toilets.
There are various Bike schemes with many offering to take your luggage to the festival site for you, with free bicycle lock-up and an allocated campsite exclusively for cyclists, those who are interested in cutting their carbon footprint find this to be a popular choice.
The nearest airport is Bristol International Airport. to drive from there to the festival and/or nearby hotels it will take up to an hour,
Or you could get the train to Castle Cary, check www.nationalrail.com for details.