The Legends of Glastonbury Tor and the Ghosts that Haunt it

Tony Walker
5 min readMay 23, 2023

Glastonbury Tor is a small hill in Somerset, in southwestern England, that is steeped in history and legend. The history of the tor dates back to the Iron Age, when it was first settled by humans.

The Romans built a temple to the god Mercury on the top of the hill, and for centuries it was an important pilgrimage site for worshippers of the Roman gods.

In the early Dark Ages, the tor became associated with Christianity, and many stories and legends arose about the saints who had visited the site…