[glas-tuhn-ber-ee; for 1 also glas-tuhn-buh-ree; for 2 also glas-uhn-ber-ee]
a borough of SW England, in whose vicinity the ruins of an important Iron Age lake village have been found and to which in folklore both King Arthur and Joseph of Arimathaea have been linked, the latter as the founder of the abbey there.
a town in N Connecticut. Unabridged
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Glastonbury (ˈɡlæstənbərɪ, -brɪ)
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. Pop: 8429 (2001)

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Word Origin & History

town in Somersetshire, famous as a prehistoric site, O.E. Glestingabyrig, Glastingburi (725), "Stronghold (O.E. byrig, dat. of burh) of the people (O.E. -inga-) living at Glaston," a Celtic name, possibly meaning "woad place."
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town ("parish"), Mendip district, administrative and historic county of Somerset, England. It is situated on the slopes of a group of hills that rise from the Brue Valley to a tor (peak) of 522 feet (159 metres).

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