The New Student's Reference Work/Glastonbury
Glas′tonbury, an old borough of Somersetshire, England, lies on the River Brue, near Bristol. It is said that Joseph of Arimathea came here, bearing the holy grail, (the cup from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper), and founded the first Christian church in England. He planted his pilgrim's staff on Weary-all Hill, where it took root and blossomed every Christmas Eve. The massive Abbot's Kitchen, built in the 14th century, still stands. Population 6,500.