Salute what's left of the Holy Thorn
Hacked down by vandals in 2010, Glastonbury's Holy Thorn has a 2,000 year religious heritage---it's believed to have been brought to Glastonbury by Joseph of Arimathea who legend has it traveled to Wearyall Hill after Christ was crucified. Once there, he stuck his staff in the ground, which sprouted into a thorn tree. Even if you're not interested in this spot's Christian roots, the hike up the hill is worthwhile for the views of Glastonbury Tor from a distance.
By Chris Ciolli, AFAR Local Expert
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