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A town of southwest England south-southwest of Bristol. There are extensive remains of an Iron Age village nearby. Glastonbury is the traditional site of King Arthur's Isle of Avalon.
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(ˈɡlæstənbərɪ; -brɪ)
(Placename) a town in SW England, in Somerset: remains of prehistoric lake villages; the reputed burial place of King Arthur; site of a ruined Benedictine abbey, probably the oldest in England; the Glastonbury Festival of music and other arts is held most summers in nearby Pilton. Pop: 8429 (2001)
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(ˈglæs tənˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

a borough of SW England: excavations of an important Iron Age lake village and ancient abbey; linked in folklore with King Arthur. 6773.
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