Avalon Heritage Tours

feel the history & see the land of south-west England

  • English Heritage
    English Heritage is the steward of over 400 significant historical and archaeological sites
  • Institute of Tourist Guiding
    Institute of Tourist Guiding
  • The British Guild of Tourist Guides
    The Guild is the national professional association for Blue Badge Tourist Guides working throughout the British Isles, including the Isle of Man and Jersey.
  • The National Trust
    The National Trust care for over 248,000 hectares (612,000 acres) of beautiful countryside in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus almost 600 miles of coastline and more than 200 buildings and gardens of outstanding interest and importance.
  • Visit Britain
    If you're planning a holiday to the UK, looking for hotels and accommodation in Britain, or simply after UK travel, attractions or events information, VisitBritain.com has everything you need to know.
  • Association of Westcountry Tourist Guides

The Association of Westcountry Tourist Guides aims to promote guiding services of a high standard across South West England - Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Whether you are looking for a guided walk, a themed tour, visit to a museum or gallery, conference or incentive travel, coach sight-seeing, tour by private car, boat, train or even helicopter we can assist!

The Avalon Marshes is a spectacular and beautiful lowland wetland area with lush vegetation and a high level of wildlife. It is framed by the Mendip Hills to the north and the Poldens ridge to the south. On a map it is a wash of blue as a result of the myriad of ditches, rhynes and waterways that have re-claimed the land through drainage. Glastonbury town is the highest of a series of ‘islands’ that intersect the surrounding Marshes and the history and influence of the town has played a major role in the area. Described by many as being the most evocative part of Somerset, it has a distinct atmospheric feel and character.

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