Benedictine abbey was founded in Glastonbury in 712 by King Lucius. Place for construction was chosen: according to legend, on the territory of the future of the church in the fourth century AD was buried in St Patrick, who saved Ireland from snakes and became the hero of the national holiday. It is not surprising that since the advent of Glastonbury Abbey was shrouded in legends and mysteries. However, the true glory he brought Joseph of Arimathea. According to some sources, the man was a Jew, a merchant, on the other - uncle of Jesus. It was he who took possession of the Grail after Christ's death, taking the cup from Pontius Pilate, and brought shrine in England. In favor of this theory is the fact that after a few centuries, scientists have unearthed a sarcophagus containing the remains of Glastonbury Joseph. It was carved: "After the burial of Christ, I came to the Britons. I found peace. "
Restoring the crumbs of events thousands of years ago and "follow" for Joseph, historians have suggested that the Grail could be in Glastonbury Tor on the mountain. This is the case today, after the destruction of the abbey, from which in ruins, is the main attraction of Glastonbury. Interest of tourists heated legend that Thor is surrounded by mountain thereby lake, from which King Arthur pulled out his magic sword Excalibur. Burial Arthur and his wife, Queen Guinevere, is also located in this tiny English town. Covered with ancient legends, Glastonbury and in the twenty-first century believers attracts romantics and hoping that one day the Holy Grail is still there.