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Prophets conference in Glastonbury

All conference presentations will take place in Glastonbury and on
the days of the tour we will depart and return to Glastonbury by coach.



Glastonbury Abbey - The Prophets Conference 2009, photo by Tish

GETTING TO GLASTONBURY


Glastonbury lies in the southwest of England, about 125 miles or 220km west of London and 28 miles or 40km south of the city of Bristol. Glastonbury Online has extensive travel information for Getting to Glastonbury by air, by car, by bus, by coach, by train, by taxi, and by bicycle.


BY AIR


You can fly direct into Bristol International Airport from UK, Europe or USA. You can hire a taxi or take the connecting bus from Bristol Airport into Bristol centre & Temple Meads Railway station (Bristol International Flyer service). From Bristol there is a local bus (bus 376) to Glastonbury. See Getting to Glastonbury for further info.


If arriving at London Heathrow, catch the Heathrow Express to London Paddington, then another train to Castle Cary or Bristol TM. From London Gatwick, catch a train to Reading or London, then to Castle Cary or Bristol TM.


BY TRAIN


Trains go from London Paddington to Castle Cary (where a 10 mile taxi ride or a lift is needed) or to Bristol Temple Meads, from where the 376 bus (to Street/Yeovil) goes every hour during the day to Glastonbury. From other parts of Britain, get yourself to Bristol Temple Meads train station or Bristol bus station, and take First Bus 376.


You can also catch a National Express bus from London Victoria bus station, Heathrow airport and other places to the North directly to Glastonbury.

 

ACCOMMODATION


The charming town of Glastonbury has many accommodation options of B&Bs, hotels, and a camping site. There are also lovely accommodations in the outlying villages around Glastonbury, and if you have a car this is a very pleasant option as you get a great view of the Tor from outside Glastonbury! It is advisable to book accommodation as early as possible, since the town fills up in the summertime.

If you are driving, the car park next to the Glastonbury Town Hall costs only £3 per day.

GLASTONBURY
  • Glastonbury Online has an extensive listing of accommodations in Glastonbury as well as in the outlying villages around Glastonbury.
  • Highlands Glastonbury
  • Divine Light B&B
  • The new Travelodge
  • More listings in Glastonbury
  • WELLS - a charming town 6.4 miles (approximately 15 minutes) from Glastonbury
  • Manor Farm B&B
  • Multiple listings of B&B's in Wells
  • STREET - the closest town to Glastonbury 2.2 miles (approximately 5 minutes)
  • Hotels and Guest Houses
  • Wessex Hotel
  • OTHER TRAVEL INFO

     

    VISAS AND PASSPORTS

    Visa: USA citizens need to have a passport, but no visa requirements for up to six month visits. Same visa requirement will apply for the visitors coming from the EU, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information on United Kingdom visa requirements, please contact the appropriate embassy in your country. You may also check with...
    *   USA citizens: TRAVISA USA
    *   Non-USA citizens: TRAVISA INTERNATIONAL
    *   Non-USA citizens: UK BORDER AGENCY

     

    Passport: You must have a valid passport. It is important to take a photocopy of your passport with you in case the original one gets lost.

     

    TRAVEL INSURANCE

    If you are traveling from abroad a journey of this nature is a financial investment. Therefore, we strongly recommend that all participants obtain short-term travelers insurance covering baggage, accident/life and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance covers your losses on nonrefundable air and land costs on trips cancelled due to personal or family illnesses or unforeseen documented emergencies. It also covers the cost of emergency evacuation from remote areas. Insurance is handled by independent companies, not by The Prophets Conference. One way to research travel insurance policies is through this website: www.insuremytrip.com

     

    WEATHER

    Glastonbury's climate in July is generally lovely and on average it is the warmest month of the year with temperatures averaging highs of 71°F (22°C) and lows of 54°F (12°C). Bring enough clothes for warm, cold, and wet weather as British weather can change very quickly.

     

    CURRENCY

    The official currency is the British Pound Sterling (BPS). The British currency has two units - the pound and the penny (penny is often called "pence" or "p"). 100 pennies make £1. Currency paper notes are £5, £10, £20 and £50. £50 notes are not common, and many shops will not accept them, because of the danger of forgeries. Coins are: £2, £1, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p and 1p. You can exchange your currency into British Pounds at local banks. In most towns, you will find cash dispensers (ATM machines) which will accept Switch(Maestro) cards, VISA and MASTERCARD credit cards. This can be a cheap way of obtaining British currency, because they work on a good exchange rate. Most shops, restaurants, and places of entertainment will accept payment by credit or debit card. This is a good way of paying as there is not usually a fee charged by your credit card company.

    Value Added Tax - "VAT" - at 17.5% is added to most sales and services. Usually it is included in the price quoted.

     

    ELECTRICITY

    Electrical voltage is 240v AC, 50 HZ. You may need an adapter or converter for anything electrical you bring with you to accommodate the voltage and the UK-style three-pin plug.


    For more information email: Event Info

     

     

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