25 Feb

Glastonbury: Peaceful rural life in the heart of festival country

Glastonbury: Peaceful rural life in the heart of festival country

When it comes to UK festivals, there is nothing that epitomises tradition and embraces the entire notion of the events in the way that the iconic Glastonbury attraction does.

Held in the Somerset town of the same name, the annual gathering is legendary for music fans, and regularly attracts some of the biggest names in the industry. Previous years have seen the likes of Muse and U2 wow audiences, and rumours suggest that Arctic Monkeys and Rihanna are set to take to the famed Pyramid Stage this June.

While this is set to be one of the biggest events on the summer calendar this year though, it is easy to forget that there is a town beneath the name. Those looking for property for sale in Glastonbury may well be attracted to the area by the festival itself, but it offers them so much more if they should consider moving there.

For example, away from the big summer event, the quiet Somerset town is home to just 8,000 or so people, making it the quiet sort of rural settlement that many will be seeking out when it comes to a new area.

It is this countryside theme that runs through much of what the small region of England is all about, and families might enjoy taking advantage of the large number of open spaces available to take walks, play sports and generally get out to feel fit and healthy with a good old dose of fresh air.

Other aspects of life will also be important, of course, though. For example, parents will want to know that any place they are going to move to provides their kids with a good chance to get a great education. In Glastonbury, there are a small number of primary schools to choose from, before children move on to St Dunstan's Community School, housing those from the immediate vicinity and other smaller settlements.

The town is also well known as a region that is a hub for New Age beliefs and lifestyles, and it is in fact from this that the festival itself was first born.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801546320-ADNFCR

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