Pilton

United Kingdom

Overview

Pilton is a village and civil parish in Somerset, England, situated on the A361 road in the Mendip district. The parish includes the hamlets of West Compton, East Compton, Westholme, Beardly Batch and Cannards Grave. Pilton is famous as the location of the Glastonbury Festival, which is run by Pilton farmer Michael Eavis and his daughter Emily Eavis. The adjoining town of Glastonbury, which provides the name to the festival is a thriving centre for mystical, New Age, alternative spirituality.

Events

Things to do in Pilton!

Hotels

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Guide

Getting around


General info

  • The closest international airport is at Bristol
  • You could get a Megabus or train to Bristol and then get the 376 local service to Glastonbury (1.5 h)
  • You can take buses from Wells or other major cities in the area to get to Glastonbury.
  • A National Express coach leaves the High Street early in the morning, and one returns at night to get you to London and back 

Bus

  • Local bus services are provided by Badgerline, Nippy Bus, National Express and local community groups

Suggested itinerary


  • You may spend time in Glastonbury and adjoining cities- these offer plenty of local tours and walks like this or this 
  • Beyond spending time locally, you may consider visiting other attractions across the Somerset county and across cities like Bath, Taunton, Wells etc
  • Finally, you can travel to larger cities like Bristol or even London as a part of a longer trip

Staying connected


  • The main mobile networks are EE, Vodafone, Three and O2.
  • However there are a host of MVNOs that use the infrastructure of these networks, these often offer plans tailored towards expat communities and tourist who wish to call abroad, the main players are LycaMobile and Lebara.

Eat / Drink


Vegetarian

 

  

  • Blue Note Cafe
    • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Breakfast/ brunch
    • Review: Tripadvisor

Tipping


  • Customary to leave 10-15% of the bill as a tip when eating out. However, a service charge may already be included.
  • No tips for fast food, self-service or takeaway meals.
  • People generally do not tip in pubs.
  • It is polite to tip 10-15% of the taxi fare. However, most people simply round up the fare to the nearest £1 and tell the driver to "keep the change". If you've had a longer journey and the driver has assisted you with luggage, you may wish to tip a little more, up to £5.

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