is a small town in Somerset, England, situated at a dry
point on the low lying Somerset Levels, 23 miles (37 km) south of Bristol.
The town, which is in the Mendip district, had a population of 8,932 in the
2011 census. Glastonbury is less than 1 mile (2 km) across the River Brue
from Street, which is now larger than Glastonbury.
Evidence from timber trackways such as the Sweet Track show that the town
has been inhabited since Neolithic times. Glastonbury Lake Village was an Iron
Age village, close to the old course of the River Brue and Sharpham Park
approximately 2 miles (3