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Best places to stay in Glastonbury to visit outside of the festival

Simon Calder’s Travel

Glastonbury, famed for its festival, mythology and mystical tor, is magic to visit in every month of the year.

The quirky town may be synonymous with mud-caked tents, punctured air beds and bogged-down camping chair, but aside from that long weekend in June the area steeped in medieval history is primed for a staycation.

Elegant country houses, witchy B&Bs and cosy high street hotels host those musically – and holistically – inclined as bases to explore the southwest settlement away from the main stage.

Alternatively, to stay true to the beloved pitches of Glasto, there are luxury glamping tipis, back-to-nature treetop homes and rooms with a view above buzzing live music bars for an off-season slice of the action.

With safari lodges, pub bedrooms and converted churches available in the Somerset town year-round, here are the digs that dance to their own beat in Glastonbury.

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Tall Trees Glamping, Coxbridge

Luxury glamping lodges scatter the grounds of Double House Farm

(Tall Trees Glamping)

At Tall Trees Glamping, four safari lodges offer an elevated camping experience in a wildflower meadow on the edge of the Somerset Levels. Forget back-to-basics camping, here the home comforts are plenty – think double beds, plump pillows and a cosy log burner within the rustic interiors just a 10-minute drive from Glastonbury town. There’s even a cast iron BBQ for families of six to grill up a storm, a dream way for guests to refuel during active getaways to the Somerset countryside.