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Visit to Avalon Marshes Archaeological Reconstructions – Sunday 28th April 2pm

April 28 @ 14:00 - 15:30

Location – Avalon Marshes Centre Shapwick Road, Westhay, Glastonbury BA6 9TT

Guided tour of all the attractions – takes about 1hour 15 minutes. Cost is £8.50 per person but this will allow you to return to the reconstructions again in 2024 without any cost.

Booking Essential

SANHS office     Tel: 01823272429    

Café and parking available on the Avalon Marshes site as well as nearby nature reserves.

Attractions include

  • A Saxon longhall with open fire based on the palace excavated at nearby Cheddar decorated with carved woodwork and murals.
  • The dining room of a typical Roman villa in Somerset with a magnificent mosaic floor and murals, heated by a hypocaust.
  • Viking trading vessel with mast and rigging based on the Skuldelev 3 wreck.
  • Iron Age Roundhouse based on those in the Glastonbury Lake Village (under construction in 2024)
  • The world’s oldest excavation hut and a cinema showing short films on local archaeology.


April 28
14:00 - 15:30




Avalon Marshes Centre
Shapwick Rd, Westhay
Glastonbury, BA6 9TT United Kingdom
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Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.

1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed.  Comfortable footwear required.

2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.

3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.

4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.

Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.