Glastonbury Abbey, a medieval ruin in Somerset, England, is one of the most beautiful remnants of the 7th century and a popular tourist destination. The abbey was once one of the richest and most powerful in England, but it was suppressed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry VIII. The abbey is shrouded in legends, including the famous King Arthur tale. The site was destroyed by a fire in 1184 and later reconstructed. The alleged tomb of King Arthur was discovered during the reconstruction.