Last Minute Breaks and Special Offers for February Half Term in Glastonbury
Last Minute Special Offers in Glastonbury
February is a great month to visit Glastonbury. So many great things to do in the winter months.
Our first big important date on the calendar is Imbolc on February 1st. A very special day – Imbolc is the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.
The word “imbolc” means “in the belly of the Mother,” because the seeds of spring are beginning to stir in the belly of Mother Earth. It is considered the first day of Spring in the Gaelic Calendar and is also called St. Brigid’s Day as this was the day that she died- February 1st. Brigid was the patron saint of poets, midwives, newborns, fugitives, dairymaids, and so many more on a list. You will see St. Brigid – milking a cow engraved on the Glastonbury Tor. St. Bridget apparently visited Glastonbury in 488 A.D., from Ireland, and stayed for several years on the island called ‘Beokery,’ where there was a chapel dedicated to Mary Magdalene. This chapel was later re-dedicated to St. Bridget, perhaps in honour of her visit. This area on Beckery Island is now called Bride’s Mound. You will find this easily on the Glastonbury Way Trail or you can park in the Premier Inn Glastonbury parking lot to walk to it.
Other events to put in the diary. Snowdrops and more snowdrops. The Snowdrop festival happens every February in Shepton Mallet – to read more about the Snowdrops of Somerset visit my blog Snowdrops around Glastonbury
Half Term Events are taking place at Glastonbury Abbey, Somerset Rural Life Museum and also Bishops Palace Wells.
This month also you could try the high parts tour of Wells Cathedral.
Our Glastonbury Spa is open 7 days a week offering Beauty and Wellness Treatments. We also offer an Afternoon Tea service. For more about what we offer visit our spa website or phone us 01458 258 852
For more offers visit our: Special Offers Page (click here)
To see all our cottages and glamping accommodation visit our main site – The Middlewick